Dec 23 2010
City Councilman’s controversial sign in Dakota City, Nebraska is good advice for everyone.
Sioux City Journal–DAKOTA CITY, Neb. — Dakota City councilman Bob Lane whipped up a controversy when he placed a sign on his property reading “Never Trust a Man Named Mohamed.”
Lane, well-known in Dakota City for his strong opinions primarily on local and county government, placed the sign near a multiplex rental unit he owns. The sign led several residents to lodge complaints at City Hall.
“It is freedom of speech. Whenever we have a problem in the nation, the first name, the middle name or the last name is often Mohamed,” said Lane, a multi-term councilman who was re-elected this year.
Kathy Bruyere lives in South Sioux City and owns rental property in Dakota City near the sign. “I find this very offensive,” Bruyere said. “We have a lot of East African workers who come to Tyson (Foods packing plant), and they are going to see this every day. A city councilman should not be representing the city of Dakota City in this manner. It is a manner that promotes hate and fear.” (Kathy is an idiot who doesn’t know the reason the crime rate soars is directly related to the number of uneducated, unclean, arrogant Somali immigrants in any town, not to mention the religious demands and lawsuits they have waged on employers like Tysons)
Bruyere said she called the city of Dakota City in the morning and heard there had been several complaints. Yet, the city has no control over the sign because it is on private land and is an expression of free speech.
A person who lives in Lane’s complex with the sign said the city councilman has a right to express his opinion but worried that people might think the Mohamed reference came from one of the renters and retaliate against them. Others said they thought the Lane reference was to the Prophet Muhammad and will stir prejudice, while some said there are problems with Islam, since some followers are openly hostile to Christians. (I guess they’d both be right)