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Georgia GOP candidate Jody Hice: Muslims not protected by the First Amendment

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Georgia GOP candidate Jody Hice: Muslims not protected by the First Amendment

A Republican candidate seeking to represent Georgia’s 10th U.S. House district believes that the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty does not apply to followers of Islam.

“Although Islam has a religious component, it is much more than a simple religious ideology,” Rev. Jody Hice wrote in his 2012 book It’s Now Or Never, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It is a complete geo-political structure and, as such, does not deserve First Amendment protection.”

The House candidate also believes the Muslim Brotherhood is secretly infiltrating the United States in a plot to impose Sharia law on the entire country, a conspiracy theory he shares with Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX).

Hice tied Mike Collins in the Georgia Republican primary in May, with each candidate getting about 34 percent of the vote. The winner of the July 22 runoff election will face Democrat Ken Dious in November.

Hice has previously said that Islam and the U.S. Constitution are incompatible.

“Most people think Islam is a religion, it’s not. It’s a totalitarian way of life with a religious component. But it’s much larger. It’s a geo-political system that has governmental, financial, military, legal and religious components. And it’s a totalitarian system that encompasses every aspect of life and it should not be protected (under U.S. law),” he told members of the Coweta County Tea Party Patriots in 2011, according to The Citizen.

“This is not a tolerant, peaceful religion even though some Muslims are peaceful. Radical Muslims believe that Sharia is required by God and must be imposed worldwide. It’s a movement to take over the world by force. A global caliphate is the objective,” he added.

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21 Comments »

  1. Read the damn amendment, moron!

  2. He’s just anothe RethugliKKKan bigot.

  3. Check this out brother Matt Ciancio

  4. Nincompoop. Unbelievable

  5. your typical southern gop fuckhead

  6. Four legs good, two legs baa-a-a-ad, right? Ridiculous.

  7. Wait what?

  8. I know I should be more charitable, but what a shmuck.

  9. Maybe he should study history a bit since Muslims played a part in drafting that Amendment and fought along side for our revolution
    But ignorance is bliss I guess for a fear monger

  10. You have to admire the way some of these clowns claim to uphold the Constitution have absolutely no idea what it says.

  11. Idiot.

  12. Sorry, Jody, yes, they are. So are atheists and pastafarians.

  13. I don’t remember reading that in the Constitution, maybe it was written in invisible ink, and yes,I have read the Constitution & Bill of Rights. Nothing in either about Muslims.

  14. Neanderthal.

  15. The first amendment does apply to the followers of Islam and as well as everyone else living in this great country. Idiots these days. :(

  16. Another moron.

  17. he is not fit for office

  18. We need to take these people in a public discussion to understand their motives .What makes them reason this way about normal American citizens? Very misinformed about Islam and the muslim identity

  19. He can’t decide who does and who doesn’t get religious liberty.

  20. Whats sad is this asshole will probley get elected

  21. -facedesk- It’s people like this that make me want to make prank videos where I attack -insert generally accepted thing here- just to see the world burn.