|| By FITSNEWS || Fiscally liberal New Jersey governor Chris Christie was never going to be a player in the “First in the South” GOP presidential primary. Even before his infamous 2014 “Bridge-gate” scandal, the rotund “Republican” was simply too far to the left on a host of issues to warrant serious consideration from Palmetto State primary voters.
Now social conservatives in South Carolina have another reason to loathe Christie … his alleged softness on the so-called “looming menace” of sharia law (or Islamic religious law, which some fear is seeping into American jurisprudence).
For the record, this website has never fallen for the sharia law scaremongering (advanced in 2012 by another rotund “Republican” with presidential aspirations). Don’t get us wrong: We believe the rule of law is under assault in America, but we believe that threat is coming from within.
Oh, and we can’t stand Israel’s ongoing reliance on American taxpayers to subsidize its military operations – which it conducts while barking orders at Washington, D.C.
Anyway, conservative websites are having a field day with images of Christie posing with Muslim guests during a July 2012 dinner. In one of the pictures (above), Christie and one of the guests – Imam Mustafa El-Amin – are seen holding a copy of the Qur’an.
For those of you not hip to the Islamic faith, the Qur’an is believed by Muslims to be a revelation from God to the prophet Muhammad (sent via the angel Gabriel beginning in the early seventh century).
And good for them … we don’t begrudge them one bit for their beliefs, nor do we begrudge politicians for reaching out to Muslim voters. As long as everybody respects everybody else’s freedom to worship as they see fit … we’re good.
But are voters in the socially conservative South Carolina Upstate as enlightened?
Um, no. In fact we suspect a picture like this is going to be a deal-breaker for them … to the extent any of them took Christie’s candidacy seriously in the first place.
One conservative website went so far as to say Christie’s posing with El-Amin was grounds for him to be “automatically disqualified from the GOP nomination.” Oh … and did we mention the last guy who pandered relentlessly to South Carolina voters on the so-called “looming menace” of sharia law won the “First in the South” primary?
Because he did …
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…
I hate religious freedom. It’s horrible – everyone should just be Baptist. I’m pretty liberal, and I was willing to go along with that flag assault to keep the blackies quiet, but this religious freedom for the Hajis – just a bridge to far for me.
embarrassing attempt at trolling.
On a side note, and this is a true story, I attended a wedding early last year in NE PA – a Muslim wedding. I can’t say if it was this Imam or another – guy was from Newark though. Anyway, it was rather interesting. The couple was from Bangladesh. Sort of sureal because it was held in this little PA village, snowing, real Norman Rockwell sort of scene, and then inside the building – this wild event. But the ceremony was in English, and oddly, not too different from an Anglo Christian event. Two differences were, the bride was essentially considered no longer part of her biological family, and the groom and brides family set aside a contingency fund, so if they get divorced, she’s got a pile of money to restart her life. That really threw me. Oh, and the robes and outfits were a real eye opener. But other than that, pretty normal stuff. And no, I don’t fear Sharia law being installed in America.
(#hero humblebragging about attending a muslim wedding)
(and enjoying it)
I bet some of your best friends are black, aren’t they?
And some white, and some straight, and some gay. What’s your point.
Better than the half assed shit you post.
even more embarrassing attempt at an insult
Great quotes by the real Jackie Chiles –
1. What balm. Who told you use a balm.
2. Damn (when called the jury returned – in bed with the hot chick)
That fat assed Obama hugging——————
Christie knows Islam doesn’t allow pork, doesn’t he?
Shhhhhhh…let them cut his fat head off when he shows up with a crate of Bar-b-que of their next get together.
Toldjall! Christie has been in creeper territory with his courtship of the Muslim vote on other occasions prior to this.
That said, I already had numerous other reasons to dislike/distrust him. I didn’t need this but it is icing on the cake.
Icing on the cake. Is that a lard reference? LOL
So sharia law scaremongering is one rightist shibboleth Sic hasn’t fallen for.
I’m betting neither is a stranger to KFC…
Does the guy on the right actually have white lips? If so, it makes on wonder what did he have to do to get them? (never mind — I don’t want to know).
Maybe he wants to be white,and takes Clorox showers
Religious law should not trump our written law.
I shouldn’t have to pay the pennies it takes for insurance to cover birth control because it hurts my religious sensitivities!
Government shouldn’t let gay people marry because the religion I believe in says so, who cares what their religion says?
We need to repeal the third amendment because that damn Supreme Court is making decisions I don’t like!
Third Article not Amendment. Not like Your Average Republican reads the constitution anyways.
I don’t like Christie, I don’t like muzzies….it’s a draw.
The book in Chris Christie’s arm is not the Qur’an. It says on the cover,The Meaning of The Holy Qur’an.
I don’t know any Christian social conservatives who would object to a Christian learning about the Qur’an. Many would recommend it.
Besides I like Christopher Christie’s name.
Seriously…fuck off. I have a Quran, a Torah, a Tripitaka, the I Ching, and others. Knowing about other religions, regardless of your own, is called being learned. You may want to look into it.
I have a collection, including (are ya’ ready?) “Religion for Dummies” ….