The Medford police officer isn’t apologizing for the post, just that it seems to have offended the perpetually offended muslims.
WCVB A Medford Police officer faces potential discipline for sharing a graphic on Facebook that incites violence against Muslims, Wicked Local reported.
Medford Police Chief Leo A. Sacco Jr. said the department is examining a post shared Jan. 9 on the personal profile of Officer Jason Montalbano that contains an image of a mushroom cloud and a reference to the United States’ atomic bombing of Japan in World War II.
Text above the image reads, “JAPAN HAS BEEN AT PEACE WITH THE USA SINCE SEPTEMBER 2, 1945,” referencing the date of Japan’s surrender less than a month after the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Below the image reads, “IT’S TIME WE MADE PEACE WITH ISLAM.”
The graphic originated on the Facebook page of Steve Reichert, a retired U.S. Marine and member of the National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors. After Montalbano shared the image, it received 17 “likes.”
The Facebook page of Medford’s police union, the Medford Police Patrolmen’s Association, includes posts in support of Republican Presidential frontrunner Donald J. Trump who, after the Dec. 2 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., called for the U.S. to bar all Muslims from entering the country until leaders could “figure out what is going on.” rump has also urged the U.S. government to monitor mosques and create a database with the names of Muslims living in the country.
The post follows an incident in early February when Medford High School staff and students received criticism for planning an event in conjunction with World Hijab Day, a movement started in 2013 to foster religious tolerance and understanding by inviting non-Muslim women to wear the Islamic supremacist headbag. “When word got out there were several nasty calls and Yahoo emails that were quite derogatory,” commission members wrote.