FLORIDA HOUSE (R) candidate, "Islam is against everything America stands for"

Even better, Republican candidate Ron McNeil said, “Islam’s plan is to destroy our way of life.” And, “If a mosque is built near the Ground Zero site, it should be nine stories underground so that everyone can walk over it.”

Best of all, he made these remarks to a group of middle and high school students in the Florida Panhandle.

Some applauded after Ron McNeil’s comment Tuesday at a candidate forum for students in Panama City, but one student challenged McNeil’s comments. McNeil then said Islam’s “plan is to destroy our way of life.”

The exchange began when McNeil voiced opposition to a proposed Islamic center, including a mosque, two blocks from the World Trade Center site. McNeil said if it’s built, it should be “nine stories underground, so we can walk above it as citizens and Christians.” McNeil is one of five Republicans vying to challenge Democratic Rep. Allen Boyd. Miami Herald H/T Artie