Racists explode after Democratic House member is sworn in with Thomas Jefferson's copy of the Koran
Rashida Tlaib -- (Photo: Facebook)

The decision by Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib to be sworn into the House using a Koran once owned by President Thomas Jefferson was met with fire and fury from internet racists who seem to believe she is an enemy of the state.


Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, requested the use of the 1734 translation of the holy book -- currently housed in the Library of Congress -- in lieu of a Bible.

The swearing-in -- conducted by Vice President Mike Pence, a devout Christian -- did not go over well on Twitter, with some right-wing commenters accusing her of treason and worse.

Or, as one commenter over-reacted: "THIS IS BULL SH*T !!!! AMERICA IS VANISHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

You can see some a sampling of the tweets below: