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:
Another aspect that concerns me is at noon today they both receive a security clearance given to congress members. Because it is a voters decision when elected that they deserve it. Also changing the rules 4 people who will not stand for constitution.🤔 https://t.co/3GJGZelVc0ADVERTISEMENT
— Craig the Tired🇺🇸⭐⭐⭐🇺🇸 (@CraigAr64) January 3, 2019
Omg who ever voted for these people are not true Americans, when you know what they stand for & vote for them anyway & the rest of America has to pay UGH!!!!
— Dennis Blasengame (@DennisBlasenga2) January 3, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Oh yeah. You know I'm pissed. I sent three tours in Iraq fighting Islam. I sent 1 tour in Somalia fighting gangs of Islam. Now they are elected into the very offices who sent us to fight.
— Desertspring03 (@desertspring03) January 3, 2019
CIA NSA DOJ needs to keep an eye on the Muslims elected.
— lg (@truck818) January 3, 2019
There should be a law that you swear on a Christian Bible or not serve at all. You live in America, and our Constitution rules our Republic. Giving security clearances to non believers of our Republic lowers our Security from hostile nations!!ADVERTISEMENT
— Fed Up AMERICAN (@FedUpAMERICAN14) January 3, 2019
They should lose their jobs for being sworn in with a Koran. Minnesotas Islamists are doing the same today. Makes my blood boil. 😡
— Deplorable RottieMom⭐⭐⭐ (@DRottiemom) January 3, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Our nation is doomed to become a liberal cesspool. Muslimes are soon to take over. White voters are generally stupid morons.
— CAPT_3 (@CAPT_Mike26) January 3, 2019
THIS IS BULL SHIT !!!! AMERICA IS VANISHING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— sherry (@slghenderson87) January 3, 2019
It’s the book of Satan and should not be allowed in the United States they all should be gathered up and burnedADVERTISEMENT
— R Roebuck (@RDRoebuck2) January 3, 2019
Good now send her home to govern ! Shes not legal here , sheria is not legal here !
— Mimi (@Mimi41862101) January 3, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
She cannot represent an American state, this is NOT the disgraceful middle-east barbaric culture. Send every one of the carpet munchers back where they came from!
— Michael (@thiviergemike) January 3, 2019
This is a disgrace of epic proportions. It is also unlawful. I am disgusted for every soldier who ever gave their life to protect our Constitution!!! I feel sick.
— Martin (@RogueLazarus) January 3, 2019