This Republican is running unopposed for the Louisiana House of Representatives and is so Islamophobic that he refuses to shop at any business that employs Muslims. Why? Because ISIS. Oh yeah, and Jesus, of course.
Michael “Duke” Lowrie is a firefighter, a paramedic, and a bigot. He announced his decision to run for the House on Thursday. By Friday, a Facebook post from last year declaring his plan to boycott any business that hired Muslims had surfaced.
“The fact is the Islamist seek to kill us and make us submit to their false religion and God,” Lowrie wrote on Nov. 15, 2015. “There are many who worship, if you call it that, Islam here among us. I do not believe they deserve peace of our culture or the continued fruits of our society while following this religion. I for one will no longer knowingly go to or do business with any establishment that has someone who I know is a follower of Islam working there.”
What do you think he had to say for himself? Did he apologize for being a raging bigot? Oh, hell no. He is standing by his Islamophobic post.
“We are a Christian nation,” he told the Times. “The threat of Islamic terrorism is real. Too many times, politicians are sometimes so afraid to speak the truth because of the PC culture in which we live. I’ll call it how I see it. We must tackle Islamic extremism head on. I believe President Trump will do that.”
Donald Trump has unleashed a wave of Islamophobia in America that is worse than it was after 9/11. During the election, his campaign encouraged bigotry in all forms and violence against Muslims steadily increased. Following his win, the Trump Effect went to an entirely new level and attacks against Muslims have skyrocketed.
According to the Times, no one else is running for the House seat.
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