Jul 28 2015
Knox County ‘dhimmi’ commissioner blasted County Clerk Foster Arnett and questioned whether Arnett could fulfill his job duties after making “disparaging” (but accurate) remarks about Muslims on Facebook. (Oh, please, give Arnett a promotion and a raise!)
KnoxNews “To make statements like that when you have a countywide office is just inexcusable and unforgivable,” Commissioner Sam McKenzie (photo right) said Monday at the body’s regular monthly meeting. “I think it does have an effect on you when you issue hate-filled statements like this about any one person, it’s not isolated to that one particular one. He doesn’t like the fact that we’re a melting pot (for Islamic terrorists and Muslim sympathizers like you), in my opinion based on what I’ve read and what I continue to read in his non-apology.” (Shame on you, considering what just happened in Chattanooga in YOUR state of Tennesee)
Arnett issued an apology in a statement to local news outlets Monday, more than a week after he posted and then deleted the derogatory statements in the wake of the Chattanooga fatal shootings. The posts were captured with screenshots and posted to the local blog KnoxViews.
The posts were shared on Arnett’s personal Facebook page and not on the clerk’s office website. One photo contains a caption that uses a derogatory term for Muslims and reads, “Stop being afraid of being called racist … and act like Americans.”