Islam a ‘Political-Militaristic Religion’?

A Columbia Muslim says a state lawmaker’s e-mail response to a constituent’s criticism is further proof his faith is under attack on Capitol Hill, according to the Columbia Daily Herald.
State Rep. Rick Womick, R-Rockvale, called Islam in the e-mail a “political-militaristic-religion” responsible for 10 out of the last 11 terrorist attacks on Americans.
Womick wrote he has studied Islam and its code known as Shariah for nine years, and he advised others to do the same before turning a blind eye and accusing others of intolerance.
“Ignorance is bliss, and stupidity can get you killed,” Womick wrote. “I suggest you educate yourself on both sides of the issue.”
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would authorize the governor and attorney general to designate an entity “a domestic terrorist” or “a foreign terrorist organization.” Initially, the measure mentioned Islam and Shariah by name, but it was later amended to strip any reference to a religion.
Daoud Abudiab, a Columbia Muslim whose mosque was torched by white supremacists in 2008, said Womick’s written remarks show lawmakers are really wanting to target the state’s Muslims, despite their assurances that is not the case.

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