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MA Senator's Pig Entrails Remark

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  • ummyakoub
    STATE SEN. ANGERS MUSLIMS WITH PIG ENTRAILS COMMENT Associated Press, 6/27/03 http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/2298466/detail.html BOSTON - State Sen. Guy
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 1, 2003
      STATE SEN. ANGERS MUSLIMS WITH PIG ENTRAILS COMMENT
      Associated Press, 6/27/03
      http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/2298466/detail.html

      BOSTON - State Sen. Guy Glodis has angered Muslims with a flier he
      sent to colleagues suggesting terrorist attacks would be deterred if
      convicted Muslim extremists were buried with pig entrails.

      The flier, which senators received on Wednesday, said Muslims believe
      contact with pig entrails and blood bars them from paradise and dooms
      them to hell. It recounted that General John Joseph "Black Jack"
      Pershing ordered his troops before World War I to execute terrorists
      in the Philippines with bullets dipped in pig's blood, then bury them
      with the blood and entrails.

      The flier said news of the burial deterred other terrorist attacks
      for "the next forty-two years." "Maybe it is time for this segment of
      history to repeat itself, maybe in Iraq," the flier concluded. "The
      question is, where do we find another Black Jack Pershing?"

      Raeed Tayeh, public affairs director of the Muslim American Society
      Freedom Foundation in Washington, said Islam doesn't teach that
      people are barred from heaven if they're buried with pig entrails,
      calling the notion "a lie, a fable."

      Tayeh told The Boston Globe he would join local Muslims on Friday to
      call on Senate President Robert Travaglini to censure Glodis.

      "This is just a sad commentary on the ignorance of people who are
      entrusted to represent Americans, that they would pass around such
      offensive, distasteful and slanderous garbage to members of an
      esteemed body such as the Massachusetts Senate," he said...


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