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John Guandolo, the disgraced former FBI agent and right-wing conspiracy theorist who now trains law enforcement agencies around the country to identify seemingly anyone with dark skin and a beard as an Islamic terrorist, appeared on “The Glazov Gang” program last week, where he declared that two Muslim women who were elected to Congress should be banned from serving because, he absurdly claimed, only Christians can serve in Congress.

In the recent midterm elections, Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota became the first Muslim women elected to Congress, but Guandolo is declaring that as “sharia-adherent women,” they are unable to uphold the U.S. Constitution and therefore must not be allowed to take office.

“These are people who are now, I would argue, legally they cannot serve in these positions,” Guandolo said. “You cannot have somebody who is adherent to sharia serving in public office. The founders, by the way, were very clear that only Christians should hold public office, so let’s just put that out there.”

John Guandolo, Right Wing Watch 16 Comments [12/1/2018 3:50:50 PM]
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SpukiKitty

I'd love to see this guy encounter some police officers who are dark skinned and/or Muslim. His head would explode!

I can also see this idiot having beers with that other former-FBI idiot who claimed the Clintons used sex & drug paraphernalia as Yuletide trimmings. I'd love to be a fly on the wall of THAT bar!

12/1/2018 4:50:36 PM

Anon-e-moose

The Scottish National Party have two Muslims as MSPs: elected by white Scots. No doubt there were Hispanics who voted for Rashida Tlaib & Ilhan Omar.

Just putting that out there.

@SpukiKitty

I'd love to see this guy encounter some police officers who are dark skinned and/or Muslim


He'd better not come to Britain - especially London - if he knows what's good for him:



Head 'splody time!



...and enjoy your paradox, lil' Johnnie.

12/1/2018 7:18:23 PM

ChrisBP747

a) The founding fathers didn't state that at all, though nowadays right-wing assholes just makes up history on a whim, so this is nothing new.
b) Prove that they are "sharia-adherent" and also disprove that the extremely christian republicans in your houses aren't trying to push their religious agenda and therefore can't uphold the constitution. Oh wait, that's two different things for you, right? Fucking hypocrite.

12/2/2018 3:40:59 AM

Swede

Isn't there something in the U.S Constitution about no test of religiosity will be made before holding public office? But, silly me; fundies only claim to worship the Constitution when it suits them. They have never actually read it, and couldn't care less what it contains.

Just as not all Christians adhere to the rule of "an eye for an eye", not all Muslims adhere to Sharia laws.

Some of the Founders were not Christians, and all of them made very clear that religion has no place in government.

To my knowledge, the only place Christianity is mentioned is in the "In the Year of Our Lord", but that was just how they wrote back then. Saying that is a sign of Christianity is a stupid as saying "Using the word Thursday clearly shows that you worship the Aesir gods".

12/2/2018 4:09:11 AM



No religious litmus test proves him wrong

12/2/2018 4:17:42 AM

Churchy LaFemme

Keith Ellison already proved that Muslims can serve in Congress, so I assume Mr. Guandolo is more upset that Tlaib and Omar are women.

12/2/2018 6:54:50 AM

Titania

Read the First Amendment, Guandolo. You should, because I'm sure you would be embarrassed, if a foreigner like me had to tell you what it says.

12/3/2018 1:15:01 AM

Glandu

Not that I like muslims, hey, they can be as bigots as the christians, but they're not worse either.

12/3/2018 2:42:03 AM

Dr. Razark

"The founders, by the way, were very clear that only Christians should hold public office, so let’s just put that out there."

Well, ignoring the part where you are completely wrong, let's take that as true for the sake of argument.

Why the fuck should we care what the founders thought? They lived, worked, wrote, and thought over two hundred years ago. They created a system that they saw as a pretty good one, wrote the instructions, and started a country based on it. But you know what else they did? They realized that they could be wrong. The knew that the world would change. They knew their ideas might need to be updated. They specifically built in a mechanism by which their instructions could be updated to fit a change in society. They did not intend for their words to be treated as holy scripture, or for themselves to be worshiped as some sort of demi-gods.

So, what's your point now?

12/3/2018 7:57:51 AM



The founders, by the way, were very clear that only Christians should hold public office, so let’s just put that out there.”


And Catholics aren't Christians, right?

12/3/2018 8:11:44 AM

KingOfRhye

"..; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States."

(Article VI, US Constitution)

12/3/2018 8:18:09 AM

Doubting Thomas

So what you're saying is that someone who believes in Islamic religious law is unfit for office, but someone who believes in Christian religious law is good to go?

12/3/2018 11:07:33 AM

Doubting Thomas

@SpukiKitty

I can also see this idiot having beers with that other former-FBI idiot who claimed the Clintons used sex & drug paraphernalia as Yuletide trimmings. I'd love to be a fly on the wall of THAT bar!


I was honestly wondering if it was the same person. And no, I wouldn't want to be a fly on the wall, I have two brothers-in-law who would likely produce the very same conversation.

@Swede

Isn't there something in the U.S Constitution about no test of religiosity will be made before holding public office? But, silly me; fundies only claim to worship the Constitution when it suits them. They have never actually read it, and couldn't care less what it contains.


The only thing they know about it is some vague thing about freedom of religion which really means Christianity because it's a Christian nation, and we get to own as many and whatever type firearms we want.

12/3/2018 11:08:58 AM

Thanos6

@Dr. Razark:

I wish more Americans would realize that just because the Founders had an idea, that doesn't mean we should always adhere to it no matter what.

12/3/2018 3:11:15 PM

SpukiKitty

AND NOW FOR THE OBLIGATORY FOUNDING FATH-O-RAMA....










12/4/2018 12:14:51 AM

Swede

Addendum. Conservative Christian fundies have more in common with Conservative Muslim fundies, than either have with more or less secular, progressives with either Christian or Muslim background. John-John is more likely to be an adherent of sharia-like policies, than any of these women are.

12/5/2018 5:34:26 AM

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