US official says no Muslims should be in military
Gays have been reinstated into the US army. What about the 'debate' on Muslims membership? While this is not officially a matter being reviewed for legislative recourse, it is making media headlines as political sources air opinions.
A state representative from Tennessee has caused controversy with his remarks on all Muslims being removed from the U.S. military according to a report by Gannett News Service on Monday.
In an interview given to thinkprogress.com on the sidelines of an anti-Sharia conference in Nashville over the weekend, State Rep. Rick Womick said he didn’t trust any Muslims in the American military.
"If they truly are a devout Muslim and follow the Quran and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they're commanded to kill me,” he is quoted as saying.
Despite the string of outrage and condemnation his remarks received, Womick says he stands by what he said and refused to apology when contacted by The Daily News Journal.
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