Lynn Torgerson who is running against Keith Ellison for a Minnesota Congressional seat has an article posted on her campaign site entitled "Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion" and in this statement of her position she says some alarming things. In this article she throws out so many anti-Islam statements, misrepresentations of the Qur'an, anecdotes about the behavior of some Muslims that she says she has noticed on the street that it would take many articles to respond to each. Her campaign seems to be based on fear of Muslims and Islam, and this sort of vicious rhetoric is becoming more and more alarming.
She joins Daniel Pipes in smearing Rep. Ellison for no reason other than his religion. And, she joins Islamophobes who objected to Rep. Ellison's being sworn in on a Qur'an after he was elected to office, for example: Rep. Virgil H. Goode, Jr. who said: "The Muslim Representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran."; and, Dennis Prager who said: "Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, [...] America is interested in only one book, the Bible. If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't serve in Congress."
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