I’d never heard of Tennessee Republican Rick Womick before, but now the entire world knows he’s a raging
asshole idiot Islamophobe:
In the interview, which took place on Veterans Day, Womick told ThinkProgress that “I don’t trust one Muslim in our military” and “if they truly are a devout Muslims, and follow the Quran and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they’re commanded to kill me.” When asked if Muslims should be forced out of the military, Womick responded “Absolutely, yeah.” Read the exchange:
FANG: What about the thousands of Muslims that are still in the military that are veterans, that are translators, that are active personnel. Is there some sort of policy solution that you’re advocating? […]
WOMICK: Personally, I don’t trust one Muslim in our military because they’re commanded to lie to us through the term called Taqiyya. And if they truly are a devout Muslim, and follow the Quran and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they’re commanded to kill me.
CLIFTON: You believe they should be forced out?
WOMICK: Absolutely, yeah.
Jeeeeez. Can’t imagine why Nashville’s Hutton Hotel didn’t want to be associated with this hatefest! Watch the video here:
What an absolutely despicable moron. On a related note, I’ve learned of a new scientific study indicating conservatives are borderline sociopaths:
A new study finds that conservative moral judgements on several issues have a correlation with “dark and anti-social personality traits.” The study, from the University of Tampa’s Dr. Marcus Arvan, PhD in the journal Neuroethics found Machiavellianism (deception), narcissism (overinflated sense of self-worth), and psychopathy (absence of guilt or remorse) in conservative value judgements.
Science! I have to say, with the stuff we’re hearing from people like Womick (and at every GOP debate thus far, where something heinous has been cheered by the Lizard People in attendance), I’m inclined to think Dr. Avan is on to something.