Rep. Joe Walsh (IL – Attacks Disabled Veterans For Being Attention Hogs) is back in the news again, for saying that evil Mooslems are everywhere trying to kill us, even in our precious suburbs!
Rep. Walsh said: “One thing I’m sure of is that there are people in this country, there is a radical strain of Islam in this country, it’s not just over there, trying to kill Americans every week. It is a real threat, and it is a threat that is much more at home now than it was after 9/11.”
“It’s here. It’s in Elk Grove. It’s in Addison. It’s in Elgin. It’s here. This is one thing I want my government to do is protecting us against this threat, because let’s be honest, folks, it is a threat.”
One of the best cases for Walsh’s reelection is that he is a leader, and people take what he says seriously.
Only hours after tea party-backed Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) released a statement warning that radical Islam was trying to “kill Amerians,” police say that shots from a “high-velocity air rifle” narrowly missed a security guard at the Muslim Education Center near Chicago, while about 500 Muslims prayed inside during Ramadan services.
According to a statement from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the FBI was investigating a possible hate crime after David Conrad was arrested for firing at least two shots into the the mosque.
It would be irresponsible to say that Joe Walsh is directly responsible for this attack, but not as irresponsible as Joe Walsh is when he talks about Islam, so that’s something.
Your Wonkette would like to remind you that it is unfair to hold elected officials responsible for the actions of the mentally unbalanced who happen to hear what they say and go do crazy things. Even when the things the elected official says are are directly related to the things that later happen. And when the elected official makes the explicit case that people of a group are trying to kill you and will try to kill you every moment of every waking day and live next door to you and could blow you to tiny pieces of hot dog-flavored America if you are not always vigilant.
It. Is. Unfair.