The Douglas County, Colorado, Republican Party shared a Facebook post this week stating that Muslims in Congress who express specific ideas are terrorists. Colorado Senator Vicki Marble (R-Ft. Collins) “liked” a Facebook post this week with an image of the burning twin towers set in the middle of this statement.
Colorado Times Recorder The post, which has been spreading on Facebook, states: “Every time a Moslem stands up in Congress and tells us they will change the Constitution, impeach our President, or vote for Socialism, remember you said you would never forget. They said they would destroy us from within.”
Some commenters on the Douglas County Facebook page scolded the group for posting bigoted statement. Stephen Allen, Chair of the Douglas County Republican Party, didn’t respond to an email seeking comment on the Facebook share.
Last week, state Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Greeley) “liked” the same anti-Muslim meme.
Marble then told the Colorado Times Recorder she did so as part of her job to listen to the public. The ‘like’ on FacebookBcan mean many things. For example, I find many posts interesting, not that I agree or disagree with them, but ‘Like’ is a way to say thanks for posting or let the person know I read it. I respect their right to say what’s on their mind…
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) on Friday called on Marble to apologize.
The post aligns with statements from talk radio hosts and other right-wing Colorado conservatives who regularly denounce not just Muslim extremists but the entire religion of Islam.
For example, in a radio interview shortly after Trump was elected, KNUS radio host Peter Boyles denounced Islam and said Muslims are incapable of respecting the U.S. Constitution and the fundamental values of the United States, due to their religious beliefs, essentially saying there is no place for Muslims in our country. He stood behind the comments.