Cindy Pugh, candidate for state rep., compares Muslim women to garbage bags
|This image drew Cindy Pugh's ire -- toward Somalis|
But she also used it recently to compare Muslim women and children clad in traditional Islamic garb to garbage bags.
Pugh shared the above photo on May 21 with the following commentary: "Disturbing ... that women & little girls are OK with dressing like this!!! What will it take for these women to stand up and say, 'NO'!? Wondering if they will ever do that?!"
The photo was originally uploaded by "Proud to be an Infidel," a Muslim-bashing page with the following slogan: "It's not Islamophobia when they are really trying to kill you."
|Cindy Pugh is a tea party candidate for statehouse|
Pugh co-founded the Southwest Metro Tea Party and touts herself as a successful small business owner. She's also a former general manager of Dayton's in downtown Saint Paul.
Pugh did not return numerous messages requesting an interview. Smith could not be reached for comment.
Besides the harsh commentary about Muslim women, Pugh's Facebook is about what you'd expect from a hard-right candidate for public office. She shares images of bumper stickers offering to pay for your contraception if you pay for her ammunition and tries to figure out "what 'We [The People]' could do to show Michele Bachmann how much we appreciate her."