Cowardly Congressman Donald Manzullo has now joined hands with Senator Lindsey Graham. In the past week they both have bowed down to Islam, the religion of war. Muslims keep on pushing, and our so called "leaders" continue to retreat. When cannot win with these guys at the helm.
Lawmaker apologizes after 'savage religion' remark
By Katherine Skiba and Richard Simon
November 18, 2009
Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-Ill.) says his remark about terrorism suspects did not refer to Islam generally.
Reporting from Washington - An Illinois congressman who opposes the idea of moving terrorism suspects to a prison in his district issued a qualified apology Tuesday after a comment that critics viewed as insulting to Islam.
In an interview with television station WREX in Rockford, Ill., Republican Rep. Donald Manzullo said of terrorism suspects: "These are really, really mean people whose job it is to kill people, driven by some savage religion." An aide said Tuesday that Manzullo, who opposes the possibility of housing detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois, received about 20 complaints about the remark. The Obama administration has identified Thomson as a possible site for the detainees.
In a statement, Manzullo said he was not referring generally to Islam, but to terrorists who practice a violent, anti-modern version of Islam. He said Islam is a "religion of peace" and that the vast majority of its adherents are "men and women of goodwill."
He added: "Nevertheless, I apologize for any misunderstanding of my comments and I will endeavor in the future to clarify my remarks to make it absolutely clear that America is not opposed to Islam, but that we are fighting terrorists who believe in a savage, perverted, and violent form of Islam."
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