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Texas Tea Party Trustee With History of Anti-Muslim Remarks Asked to Resign by CAIR and Others

by: Joe Deshotel

Tue Jun 03, 2014 at 04:01 PM CDT

A newly elected Tea Party trustee at Keller ISD apologized for calling it a "shame" that Southlake elected a Muslim member to its City Council.

Jo Lynn Haussmann posted on Facebook: "SOUTH LAKE - Do you realize because SO FEW voters took the time and responsibility to VOTE in the municipal elections - YOU NOW HAVE A 'MUSLIM' on the City Council!!! What A SHAME!!!!!"

Haussmann who herself only got 50.5% of the vote was endorsed by the right wing group Texans for Fiscal Responsibility who said, "She is well respected by state legislators and other local leaders."  

That list of legislators include Giovanni Capriglione, who gave himself some credit for recruiting her also said that the, "opposition ranges from someone who isn't even registered to vote, to a progressive liberal whose public comments are too deranged to even post." Yep. take a moment to let that sink in.

Now see who else endorsed Haussmann and what the School Board has to say below the jump...

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Quran Burning

by: bartholoviews

Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 01:09 PM CDT

Pastor Terry Jones burns Quran twin towers.

Copyright © 2012 Richard Bartholomew, All Rights Reserved

See more cartoons from Richard Bartholomew at Bartholoviews.

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SBOE votes for "Islamophobia" in textbooks

by: Blue_in_Guadalupe

Fri Sep 24, 2010 at 05:46 PM CDT

Ken Mercer and the other extremists on the State Board of Education would have us believe that Social Studies textbooks in our state have been promoting the "Islamic agenda". The only problem is that the textbook used as the exemplar isn't in use in Texas and if it was it could only have been with the approval of the very members of the SBOE that are making an issue of it.

To paraphrase Pastor Niemoeller's famous quote: "First they came for the Muslims and I did not speak out - because I was not a Muslim. Then they came for the Mormons and I did not speak out - because I was not a Mormon. Then they came for the Catholics and I did not speak out - because I was not a Catholic. Then they came for me - and there was no one left to speak out for me."

Perhaps Mercer and his fringe associates believe that Texans live in fear of "the other" and scapegoating members of other faiths will bring them votes in November. I believe that Texans are better than that and electing Rebecca Bell-Metereau to the State Board of Education will prove that.

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