Rep. Mike Moon: Beware the "Islamization of Missouri"

 

Rep. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) sent a letter to Speaker Todd Richardson (R-Poplar Bluff) sharing his fears about Syrian refugees, and calling on Gov. Nixon to put “a stop to the potential Islamization of Missouri,”… yes, you read that correctly.

We’re used to extremist ideas from Moon, who sought to impeach Gov. Nixon and who feared the United Nations' “Agenda 21” would creep into Missouri. However, Moon’s new crusade against the “Islamization” of our state is beyond the pale even for him, hitting a trifecta of new lows on bigotry, fear-mongering, and a fundamental misunderstanding of the responsibilities of state government.

In the letter obtained by the Kansas City Star, Moon writes that since Muslims “come in all flavors,” Missouri cannot be “too cautious.” And Moon doesn’t stop there— he offers a solution: set up refugee camps and hold a special legislative session to stop the “Islamization of Missouri.” Seriously.

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