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Virginia GOP Official Questions The Contributions Of Muslim Americans


Virginia GOP Official Questions The Contributions Of Muslim Americans

Bob FitzSimmonds, treasurer of the Virginia Republican Party, is coming under fire from local officials for some eyebrow-raising comments he made about Muslims on his Facebook page.

FitzSimmonds said the following in response to President Barack Obama’s statement on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr:


Virginia Republicans are denouncing FitzSimmonds’ comments.

State Del. David Ramadan (R), whose family is Muslim, told The Washington Post that “if Bob digs deep enough into his roots, he will find his ancestors came to this country looking for religious freedom.”

“Yes, we should thank every loyal patriot American — Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus or any other religions — for their contributions to our United States, the greatest nation ever,” he added.

Del. William Howell (R), the speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, told The Washington Post, “Mr. FitzSimmonds should resign. The comments are reprehensible and not reflective of the values of the commonwealth or its citizens.”

This isn’t the first time FitzSimmonds has made questionable statements.

In November 2012, FitzSimmonds posted on his Facebook page his view that “when Obama is 90 years old and he dies and goes to Hell, he is going to say ‘This is all Bush’s fault.’”

In February 2014, FitzSimmonds used the term “sexist twat” in a conversation about potential female GOP candidates for Congress. It took place, once again, on Facebook.


  1. Muslims have contributed to this country….certainly more than this arrogant fat fuck ever has

  2. Why is he still on politics?

  3. He hates women too.

  4. His views violate the First Amendment’s guarantee to freedom of religion. He seems to forget the contributions of people like Keith Ellison to our political life, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to our cultural life. He also forgets that Islam and Christianity have a common ancestor: Abraham. One of his sons, Isaac, contributed to laying the foundation for Christianity, while another son, Ishmael, contributed to laying the foundation for Islam. Jesus (Isa) and Mary (Maryam) are also mentioned in the Koran. Also worth mentioning that Islam shares something in common with Judaism: both Muslims and Jews believe Jesus is a prophet. People like Mr. FitzZimmonds should have no right to live in the United States of America if he promotes fundamentalist Christianity (in which more progressive denominations like the United Church of Christ, even the Roman Catholic Church, would be illegal).

  5. Another day, another fool.

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