Tennessee Republicans Introduce Idiotic Anti-Sharia Bill Drafted by Racist Loon
Last week, Tennessee Republican State Senator Bill Ketron became the latest fear-mongering idiot to introduce a bill criminalizing “sharia law.” Ketron’s bill goes a bit further than other wingnut anti-sharia legislation, though, because he’s proposing to make it a felony, punishable by 15 years in jail.
And it gets worse, because the bill was drafted by none other than Pamela Geller associate David Yerushalmi, a raving racist who has written that “blacks” are “the most murderous of peoples,” who advocates criminalizing Islam itself and imposing 20-year sentences on practicing Muslims, and who wants to return to a pre-Bill of Rights Constitution, restricting voting rights to white male land-owners. Yes, really.
Bobbie Patray, state president of the Eagle Forum, confirmed that the law had been drafted by David Yerushalmi, a Chandler, Ariz.-based attorney. Yerushalmi runs the Society of Americans for National Existence, a nonprofit that says following Shariah is treasonous.
He also has close ties to Frank Gaffney, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Security Policy, a key witness for the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against a mosque being built in Murfreesboro.
As of February, Republicans in at least 13 States have introduced bills guarding against the non-existent threat of sharia law.
It comes as no surprise to find that Bill Ketron is also a Birther.
MURFREESBORO — Two Rutherford County legislators are sponsoring a bill that would require U.S. presidential candidates to prove to the state of Tennessee they were born U.S. citizens in order to run for office.
State Sen. Bill Ketron said he proposed the bill because he thinks President Barack Obama might be hiding the fact he was born in another country.
“Why can’t he (Obama) come forward and show he is a citizen?” Ketron said Friday, adding he has read articles stating Obama has spent $2 million from his campaign fund fighting lawsuits to keep from showing his birth certificate.