No doubt about it Sue Myrick has gotten a little over the top when she talks about Muslims and terrorists in the same sentence. But after witnessing last night's "Conversation With America" town hall meeting I wouldn't blame anyone from fearing some of these angry people.
Photo Robert Lahser Charlotte Observer
At one point during the meeting a speaker asked Myrick why Joseph Stack the IRS pilot isn't called a "Christian terrorist." Myrick didn't answer. But as far as Cedar Posts can tell he wasn't targeting Muslims while holding tightly to a Christian Bible.
Another speaker wanted to know why the meeting wasn't "held in a mosque or Islamic community center".
But things really out of hand when an Iranian-American announced that his homeland was "hijacked by radical Islamists in 1979", this set off a large group of Muslims in the crowd. Not until Myrick walked down and told the primary heckler to be quiet was the speaker able to speak again but his comment that "radicals were stoning, and hanging women in Afghanistan" brought the crowd and the heckler back to their feet.
While many of the speakers were courteous, all criticized Myrick for her views and most in a very angry tone.
You can find more about the meeting over at the Charlotte Observer here and by viewing WBT News Reporter Chris Miller's Twitter Page here.
A few years ago I traveled to the Middleast and I was surprised at how Christians, Jews and Muslims seem to get along in harmony.
But sitting in a McDonald's in Qatar, I found a world turned upside down. The young man who sat at the table across from me was eating a Big Mac and Fries, wearing a New England Patriots Football Jersey, with Nike Air Jordans and Oakley Sunglasses yet he was glaring at me in anger, will I was hoping he didn't have a bomb. It's like wearing a "Burka" and having a "Twitter" account, if you don't want to be westernized then why to you want to wear Prada shoes under your Burka? And what is with all the anger? I just don't get all the anger.
But how do you feel about Sue Myrick's contention that there are Islamic Extremists living among us?