At a Delaware Senate meeting, Air Force veteran Sen. Dave Lawson (R-Marydel) was shocked to hear two Muslims take the floor to recite an Islamic prayer to Allah. From the same book that calls for the death of nearly everyone in the room – nonetheless, almost all of the non-Muslim Senate members bowed their heads in worship to the Muslim god.
Lawson knew what he had to do. He stepped up to the plate and laid the smack down, while the others could only wish they had the minerals to tell it like it is: Scroll down for video Hat tip Delaware Online
“We just heard from the Quran, which calls for our very demise,” Lawson said after the pair of Muslims gave the invocation, including a passage from their holy text. “I fought for this country, not to be damned by someone that comes in here and prays to their God for our demise. I think that’s despicable.”
To back up Lawson, there are indeed passages from the Quran that advocate violence against non-Muslims including executions. That there are some Muslims who take those passages literally and put them into practice can be seen on the evening news.
Tarek Ewis, imam of the Masjid Isa Ibn-e-Maryam mosque in Newark, and Naveed Baqir, executive director of the Delaware Council on Global and Muslim Affairs, were invited to give the Senate invocation.
Lawson and Sen. Colin Bonini, R-Dover South, stepped out of the chamber for the prayer. They re-entered when the speakers had finished, and Lawson gave a brief speech, saying he “took great exception” to the reading from the Quran.
After Lawson’s comments, the Senate proceeded as normal, debating and passing several bills. But before the chamber adjourned later in the evening, President Pro Tempore David McBride, D-New Castle, halted, saying he felt “there is complicity in remaining silent.”
“I have never been of the mind to censure the words of other members, but I also believe deeply that words have consequences,” McBride said, reading aloud from a statement.
“Their belief flies in the face of our Constitution,” Lawson said afterward. “This is not our Bible, we should not be allowing them to pray from that book in our house, just as I do not believe I would be allowed to pray from my Bible in their house.”
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