Two Republican lawmakers in Delaware walked out of a legislative session during a prayer reading from the Quran, with one returning later to call the reading from the Muslim holy book “despicable.”
The News Journal reports state Sens. Dave Lawson and Colin Bonini exited the Senate chambers in Dover when Tarek Ewis, imam of the Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam mosque in Newark, and Naveed Baqir, executive director of the Delaware Council on Global and Muslim Affairs, gave the day’s invocation per an invitation.
Lawson returned after the prayer had finished. An Air Force veteran who served a tour in Vietnam, he condemned the decision to invite the two representatives of the Muslim community. Per The News Journal:
“We just heard from the Quran, which calls for our very demise,” Lawson said after a Muslim duo gave the invocation, including a passage from their holy text. “I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and prays to their God for our demise. I think that’s despicable.”
While many milksop Republicans and Democrats rushed to label Lawson as a “bigot” and an “Islamaphobe,” Lawson’s claims are actually supported by the Koran itself.
The Islamic holy text is replete with violent injunctions against “infidels.” In one passage (9:5), Muhammad tells his followers: “…when the scared months have passed, then kill the Mushrikun wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush,” Religion of Peace.com
The Senate proceedings resumed as normal afterward!
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