‘Interfaith Alliance’ (also known as ‘Islam Lite’) slams Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) for “demonizing Islam”

Clashofcivilization-viLeft Wing Fascists (some posing as ‘Interfaith’ organizations) and IslamoFascists are once again condemning Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) for telling the truth about Islam, this time for his claim on Thursday that Americans need the Second Amendment’s protection in order to shield the nation from Sharia Law.

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Chris Mathews of MSNBC joins the Gohmert smearcasters by demanding to know if there is anyone in America asking for Sharia Law? A New York Times video gives him the answer he doesn’t want to hear.

Think Progress Speaking on a radio show called The Voice of Freedom, Gohmert insisted that “We’ve got some people who think Sharia Law should be the law of the land, forget the Constitution. But the guns are there… to make sure all of the rest of the Amendments are followed.” In response, Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President of the Interfaith Alliance, has sent a letter to Gohmert, protesting his “continued demonization of Islam”:

I feel compelled to again remind you that the continued demonization of Islam and disenfranchisement of the American Muslim community is not only uncalled for, it is a dangerous affront to the religious freedom upon which this nation was founded and it must end. American Muslims, the overwhelming majority of whom live peaceful, law-abiding lives — just like Americans from other religious groups — should not have to live in a country where their elected officials imply that they need to be kept at bay with firearms.

Furthermore, at a time when gun violence has wracked our nation with one unimaginable tragedy after another, I would hope that elected officials such as you would stay focused on real measures to prevent future needless deaths. I would hope that you would focus your attention on measures to truly balance the Second Amendment rights you so strongly defend, rather than derailing what should be a substantive policy discussion with misguided bigotry.

Gohmert has been in trouble before with the Interfaith Alliance, having also received a letter from them during his partnership with Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) to persecute Muslim-American government officials. Gorhmert has also during his time in Congress called for hearings on the dangers of Sharia and claimed that President Obama went to war in Libya to help Al Qaeda spread across the Middle East.

Rev. Gaddy also included with his letter a copy of a text titled What is the Truth About American Muslims: Questions and Answers,” produced by Interfaith Alliance and the Religious Freedom Education Project of the First Amendment Center. Congressman Gohmert’s office did not immediately respond to an e-mailed question regarding whether or not he had read over, or plans to read, the resource.

February 22, 2013
The Honorable Louie Gohmert
2243 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Representative Gohmert:

I write to you with great concern over your recent comments on the radio program The Voice of Freedom regarding measures to prevent gun violence. Your implication that the Second Amendment must be strongly upheld so that Americans can arm themselves against sharia, Muslim religious law, is troubling. It is all the more troubling when I recall that just last summer the organization which I serve as president, Interfaith Alliance, alongside 41 religious and civil rights groups wrote to you in protest of your demonization of prominent American Muslim government officials and community organizations. I am disappointed to see that neither your rhetoric nor your misinformed view of Islam has changed.

I hope that you will review a resource Interfaith Alliance produced in collaboration with the Religious Freedom Education Project of the First Amendment Center entitled What is the Truth About American Muslims: Questions and Answers. I have attached a copy to this letter and in particular would call your attention to questions 19-27 which focus on the nature of sharia. These questions include, “How do American Muslims follow sharia?” and “Do American Muslims want to replace the U.S. Constitution with sharia?” This resource has also been endorsed by nearly two dozen religious, civic and civil rights groups, all united to combat ignorance and bigotry against American Muslims and protect religious freedom.

I feel compelled to again remind you that the continued demonization of Islam and disenfranchisement of the American Muslim community is not only uncalled for, it is a dangerous affront to the religious freedom upon which this nation was founded and it must end. American Muslims, the overwhelming majority of whom live peaceful, law-abiding lives — just like Americans from other religious groups — should not have to live in a country where their elected officials imply that they need to be kept at bay with firearms.

Furthermore, at a time when gun violence has wracked our nation with one unimaginable tragedy after another, I would hope that elected officials such as you would stay focused on real measures to prevent future needless deaths. I would hope that you would focus your attention on measures to truly balance the Second Amendment rights you so strongly defend, rather than derailing what should be a substantive policy discussion with misguided bigotry. No matter our disagreements, we as a nation need to be done forever with the thought that guns are a solution to our problems.

In my experience, the only people in the U.S. government who are concerned that there are those who think “sharia law ought to be the law of the land” are those who, like you, are misguidedly attempting to infringe upon the religious freedom of American Muslims to practice their faith. I hope that you will give a close look to the attached questions and answers guide and cease your demonization of a group of Americans who have the same right as you to be here and practice their faith.

Sincerely,

Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy
President
Interfaith Alliance

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14 comments on “‘Interfaith Alliance’ (also known as ‘Islam Lite’) slams Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) for “demonizing Islam”

  1. Maybe Gaddy should get a letter from us telling him to shut his piehole and to stop using the gun issue to pander…what a shit…maybe I willl write to the interfaith alliance and tell him to shove it.

  2. Islam needs to be outlawed and the adherents to it given the choice to leave the country or die. Islam seeks to kill all who disagree with it, so I say give them the same treatment they do to others.

  3. While the terrorists attack us, the whitewashers tell us we are phobic or paranoid. The whitewashers deny that Islam has a totalitarian agenda even as they try to impose Sharia law over the United States and establish Islam as the state religion.

    Moslems seek superior rights for Moslems while denying they are doing so.

    When are the American people going to say ‘We’ve all had enough’ ?

    Freedom of religion is the freedom to play by equal rules, not have supremacist rules.

  4. remember Chris Matthews said that Obama gives him a thrill up his leg Matthews wouldn’t know his ass from a hole in the ground

  5. This post is loaded it deserves the attention of native born Texans ! will hang around the fringe in case they missed a cuss word or two, Stand By Louie he stands by your guns

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