A Texas Republican group tweeted -- and then deleted -- a link to a viciously anti-Muslim blog post.
The Travis County GOP promoted the Conservative Daily News post, "Islam is a Satanic Cult of murder, not a ‘religion,’" late Monday but apparently deleted it by late Tuesday morning, reported the Texas Freedom Network.
Hey @TravisGOP, why did y'all delete this tweet? http://t.co/lbpyKCN1Dw http://t.co/X55tkWwa04— Texas Freedom Network (@Texas Freedom Network)1442938770.0
The post written by blog contributor Bob Russell announces itself loudly: "Christianity is a religion but Islam is merely a satanic cult of rape, torture, murder, bestiality, and satan worship!!!!!"
The writer insists he does not hate "Moslems" -- a purposefully misspelled word that, in Arabic, means "one who is evil and unjust" -- but goes on to slander followers of Islam with a litany of vile accusations.
"Moslem men regularly rape male and female children, women, and animals and say it is their 'right' to do so," the writer claims. "They also mutilate young girls in a perverse doctrine that women should not enjoy sex (enjoying sex is only the prerogative of men). Men also physically and sexually abuse their wives as a 'right of manhood.'"
The Texas GOP group's promotion of such unquestionably anti-Muslim slurs is hardly surprising.
Mainstream Republicans have become increasingly bold in their attacks on Islam and its followers, and GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson has apparently seen a spike in his fundraising after claiming that electing a Muslim president would be incompatible with constitutional values.
Russell, who is apparently from Oklahoma, claims the Catholic Church and American liberals want to destroy the United States through the "importation" of Muslim immigrants.
He also brands former President George W. Bush a "coward and traitor" because he offered to pay for repairs to an Iraqi mosque damaged by American troops during a gun battle.
"Liberals in America stand with the Godless islamic cult against Christianity," the writer argues. "Just look at how Christians are defiled in the USA; criticized, fined, and even jailed, for standing by their beliefs yet islamists are never treated this way."
The blogger then argues, as many religious conservatives do, that the U.S. deserves to be destroyed.
"I wonder how long it will be until God destroys this nation (as He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah) for the cruelty to the innocent, Holy bible and its promotion of immorality and satan worship," Russell wrote.
The Travis County Republican Party has not commented on the tweet or its apparent endorsement of the blog post.