Obama Racism/Muslim/Unpatriotic/Scary Black Dude Watch, #81

Can I get a freaking macro for this already?

This is an actual fooking headline at the Miami Herald's political blog: Christian leader calls Obama "scary," points to "Muslim roots." In other news, Shakesville blogger calls article "shit," vomits on "desk."
Here's what Dennis Baxley, a former state legislator from Ocala and the executive director of the Christian Coalition of Florida, one of the most prominent groups on the religious right, said during an interview with the Miami Herald about Obama's outreach to the Christian community:

"He's pretty scary to us,'' he said. "I think his Muslim roots and training -- while they try to minimize it -- it's there."

…"That concerns me particularly in the period of history we are living in, when there's an active movement by radical Muslims to occupy us,'' Baxley said of Obama's background. "That whole way of life is all about submission. It concerns me that someone rooted in those beginnings, how it might have affected their outlook. That's what scary for me."
There's plenty more where that came from, if you're looking to read something that will make you feel like you're being repeatedly hit in the head with a tack hammer.

The one thing on which I will agree with him is how Islam is scary because of that whole submission thing. I mean, remember when Muhammad said "Strangers shall submit themselves unto me: as soon as they hear, they shall be obedient unto me" and "As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me" and "Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee" and "Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God" and "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves" and "Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility" and "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" and "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands"…?

Oh, wait—my bad. That's all from the King James Bible. Oops.

Still. We'd better watch out for anyone who practices any religion that encourages lots of submission, right, Mr. Baxley?

Don't answer that—let me guess. It's only bad when Muslims are encouraged to submit to Allah or the state or whothefuckever, because, let's see, they're brown and scary and there's a radical element by which we must judge all Islam's adherents, just to be on the safe side, am I close?

Well, isn't it lucky for you that most people extend you the graciousness you refuse to extend to Muslims.

Of whom Obama isn't one, just by the by.

You ridiculous idiot.

[Obama Racism/Muslim/Unpatriotic/Scary Black Dude Watch: Parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen, Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen, Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-One, Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three, Twenty-Four, Twenty-Five, Twenty-Six, Twenty-Seven, Twenty-Eight, Twenty-Nine, Thirty, Thirty-One, Thirty-Two, Thirty-Three, Thirty-Four, Thirty-Five, Thirty-Six, Thirty-Seven, Thirty-Eight, Thirty-Nine, Forty, Forty-One, Forty-Two, Forty-Three, Forty-Four, Forty-Five, Forty-Six, Forty-Seven, Forty-Eight, Forty-Nine, Fifty, Fifty-One, Fifty-Two, Fifty-Three, Fifty-Four, Fifty-Five, Fifty-Six, Fifty-Seven, Fifty-Eight, Fifty-Nine, Sixty, Sixty-One, Sixty-Two, Sixty-Three, Sixty-Four, Sixty-Five, Sixty-Six, Sixty-Seven, Sixty-Eight, Sixty-Nine, Seventy, Seventy-One, Seventy-Two, Seventy-Three, Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five, Seventy-Six, Seventy-Seven, Seventy-Eight, Seventy-Nine, Eighty.]

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