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Councilman admits forwarding pornographic, anti-Muslim e-mail

1 May 2012 General 16 Comments Email This Post Email This Post
Bob Cardinal

Bob Cardinal

by Shelby Capacio – email, FOX9.com, Apr 30, 2012

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (KMSP) –

Maplewood Councilman Bob Cardinal is responding to a shocked public after he accidentally forwarded a pornographic, anti-Muslim e-mail to a reporter on Thursday.

Cardinal said he meant to pass it on to friends because he was shocked by the content of the e-mail and he felt compelled to share it despite disagreeing with it.

Cardinal, a former mayor, sent an e-mail with a subject headline reading “Muslim’s” and an attachment that was splashed with topless women. The forward urged “American hotties” to take part in “Walk Naked for America Day” next Saturday because “it is a sin for a Muslim male to see any woman other than his wife or daughter naked.”

The e-mail says the call for public nudity is an attempt to “weed out neighborhood terrorists,” and says “patriotic men” should gather on their lawns to watch.

In a phone interview with FOX 9 News, Cardinal said he felt the e-mail illustrated a need for integrity.

“As far as that email goes, I think there’s lack of control on the Internet,” he said.

Cardinal said he received the e-mail from a constituent.

“I would just like to say, people everywhere should be open about their lives and their actions. I think the world would be better off — and it would be more open and connected — if that were the case,” he said.

Cardinal said he knows the Pioneer Press reporter who first exposed the e-mail transmission through his post with the city, and he said the forward went to her inbox by mistake.

“I communicate with her on the issues in Maplewood,” he explained. “I was on another e-mail, and somehow, that one got clicked to her.”

After talking with both that reporter and her editor, Cardinal said he thinks they made the decision to bring attention to the forward in order to sell papers.

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16 Comments »

  1. NO. I’m shocked.

  2. This is a daily email routine for “conservatives”; they really do need to be more careful with their official email accounts or everyone might realize what hypocritical asses they are.

  3. I think you have to be a douchebag in order to be in public office, I think we need to bring back public hanging.

  4. I’M SHOCKED looool.

  5. If he says it was a mistake then I am fine with that. It would be good if he can try to make some amends. We need to be forgiving but if bitten twice then I will ask for his removal.

  6. No accident.

  7. How does your country manage to get the mentally handicapped into politics so effectively? I fucking hate hearing ‘Conservative’ politicians apologize for something they fully meant to do, only after they get caught. Such integrity.

  8. He says it was a mistake to forward it TO THAT REPORTER. He also says that it is the media’s fault to letting everyone else know – they were *just trying to sell papers*. Damn, man, I thought you guys were in favor of capitalism!

  9. Shame on him….I’ll wager the miscreant goes to a church, too.

  10. Yeah, he forwarded it as an example of the horrible things that end up on the Internet… of course that’s why he forwarded it to a bunch of people, verbatim, with no prefatory explanation. Because it was so vulgar and shocking to him.

  11. f***n’ lier :-/
    ”Mistake my a***!!

  12. Wait a second, lemme see if I understand this correctly, he forwarded it because he hated it and wanted to share it yet, at any time did he think, ‘Well gee, this is wrong and I think I’ll trash it AND send a reprimand email back to the sender telling them exactly how wrong this is’….No. He FW’d it because it was T&A hate mail against people he knows nothing about…except of course what he hears on Fox and what his voters WANT him to feel….

  13. good bye asshole resign immediately

  14. Funny thing, the mind often trips up hypocrites and bigots.

  15. may sharia rule:

    “I think you have to be a douchebag in order to be in public office, I think we need to bring back public hanging.

    //Ahmed Mohamed via Facebook
    1 May 2012 at 3:59 pm

    may allah and his prophet rule……….i mean if you are afan if torture????

    24:1

    سورة أنزلناها وفرضناها وأنزلنا فيها آيات بينات لعلكم تذكرون

    [This is] a surah which We have sent down and made [that within it] obligatory and revealed therein verses of clear evidence that you might remember.

    24:2

    الزانية والزاني فاجلدوا كل واحد منهما مائة جلدة ولا تأخذكم بهما رأفة في دين الله إن كنتم تؤمنون بالله واليوم الآخر وليشهد عذابهما طائفة من المؤمنين

    The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse – lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah , if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.

    24:3

    الزاني لا ينكح إلا زانية أو مشركة والزانية لا ينكحها إلا زان أو مشرك وحرم ذلك على المؤمنين

    The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers.

    24:4

    والذين يرمون المحصنات ثم لم يأتوا بأربعة شهداء فاجلدوهم ثمانين جلدة ولا تقبلوا لهم شهادة أبدا وأولئك هم الفاسقون

    And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient,

    Funny thing, the mind often trips up hypocrites and bigots.

    //Clayton Marsh via Facebook
    1 May 2012 at 5:52 pm

    are you talking about muhammad?

    “Wait a second, lemme see if I understand this correctly” islam is the religion of peace and tolerance, yet apostates and blasphemers should be put to death? lol………

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