May 7 2014
A man running for office is stirring up controversy with social media posts Muslims say are hateful and downright wrong, even though they are factual. Louis Tafoya is the only Republican running for state representative against Democratic Incumbent Georgene Louis in Albuquerque in a district that stretches from the Southwest Mesa to the South Valley, but some find his Facebook posts concerning.
KRQE (h/t MaryAnn P) Tafoya’s personal Facebook page, which is open to the public, shares a link titled, “Pedophilia & Islam.”It takes people to a post that says, “pedophilia is widely accepted in many Muslim countries.” The site describes all Islam as radical and encourages people to virtually burn a Quran.
On a campaign Facebook page nearly two years ago, Tafoya posted a joke that all religions can get along but Muslims can’t get along with anyone. (True) As the reporter was talking to a Muslim woman, a passerby interrupted the conversation, calling the Muslim woman a “Taliban.”