MAINE: ‘Dhimmi’ Republican State Rep falls on his sword for an anti-Muslim Facebook post that some lunatic left wing blogger called “racist”

What ‘race’ is Islam? Rep. John Picchiotti (below), a Fairfield state representative and town councilor has bowed down and begged forgiveness for a Facebook post which he copied from a chain email that contained fact-based anti-Muslim remarks.

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Press Herald  John Picchiotti said he only read the top portion of the email and didn’t realize it contained anti-Muslim language at the bottom when he posted it to his Facebook page Thursday night. After a liberal blogger reported on the Facebook post Friday, Picchiotti said he realized his error and deleted the post.

He posted an apology on his Facebook page late Friday afternoon.“It was a stupid chain email. I thought it was praise on Catholics, and I didn’t bother reading the last paragraphs,” Picchiotti said in an interview Friday. “It was totally stupid, asinine. It was just pure stupidity on my part. I don’t have anything against Muslims.” (Then you are a moron)

“As soon as I was made aware of the anti-Muslim sentiments in the second half of the post I immediately deleted it,” he said. “It was an oversight on my part and I apologize for the offensive nature of the message and I in no way share those beliefs about the Muslim faith. I will be making no further comments on this issue.”

Picchiotti, 72, is a retired businessman who represents Fairfield, Mercer and Smithfield as a Republican in the Maine House of Representatives. He was elected to the Fairfield Town Council in 2012 and is up for re-election Tuesday. (Make sure he loses)