King said Friday that he doesn’t want Somali Muslims working at meat-packing plants in his Iowa district because they want consumers of pork to be sent to hell.
Des Moines Register In a conversation with Breitbart News Daily, King discussed an immigration bill in Congress and referred to Somali immigrants working in pork processing plants. He said he questioned whether those workers would handle pork and that he had discussed the issue with Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. — a man whom King referred to as the “lead Muslim in Congress.”
Ellison, a sharia supporting antisemite who is now running for attorney general in Minnesota, has said King has said “incredibly ignorant” things. King has previously questioned Ellison’s loyalty to the Constitution.
King said Ellison told him that Muslims would require “a special dispensation” from an imam in order to be able to handle pork in one of his district’s meat-packing plants. “The rationale is that if infidels are eating this pork, [the Muslims] are not eating it,” King said. “So as long as they’re preparing this pork for infidels, it helps send them to hell and it must make Allah happy.”
“I don’t want people doing my pork that won’t eat it, let alone hope I go to hell for eating pork chops,” he concluded. King’s northwest Iowa district includes large pork packing facilities, including a new plant in Sioux City and a plant Storm Lake. Iowa is the nation’s largest pork producer.
Somali Muslims don’t usually last too long in meat packing jobs because of their excessive demands for religious accommodations from their employers.
King’s northwest Iowa district includes large pork packing facilities, including a new plant in Sioux City and a plant Storm Lake. Iowa is the nation’s largest pork producer.
King’s commentary on pork consumption and Islam doesn’t stop at his district’s edge. Last week, he slammed Sweden, which he said “capitulated to Halal” when the organizers of an international soccer tournament there decided against serving pork to accommodate a large number of Muslim players.
“I draw the line here and, if need be, will fight for freedom of choice — in our diets,” he tweeted. “Iowa’s 4th Congressional District is the #1 Pork district in America. No takin’ bacon off our tables.”
King has a history of making inflammatory remarks and just last week faced condemnation for recirculating a tweet that said “Europe is waking up (to the danger of Islam)…Will America…in time?”