Tennessee GOP Rep.: There should be no Muslims in the military

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, November 12, 2011 14:40 EDT
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Tennessee State Rep. Rick Womick speaks on Veteran's Day. Screenshot from Youtube.
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One would be hard pressed to find Tennessee State Rep. Rick Womick (R) having any Muslim friends.

On Veterans’ Day, Womick told Think Progress that troops who practice Islam should not be allowed into the United States military.

“Personally, I don’t trust one Muslim in our military because they’re commanded to lie to us through the term called Taqiyya,” he told TP reporters Eli Clifton and Lee Fang. “And 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.”

“You believe that should be forced out?” asked Clifton.

Womack replied: “Absolutely, yeah.”

This isn’t the first time Womack has shown absolute hate towards Muslims. This past July, he warned his fellow colleagues in the Tennessee statehouse that Islam was a threat to their lives.

WATCH: Video is from Think Progress, which was published on November 11, 2011.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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