Michele Bachmann goes on apocalyptic radio show, says Obama supports Sharia law

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It seems Ron Paul was on to something here...
Constituents of the 6th District who voted for Michele Bachmann instead of Jim Graves last month can't be happy to hear their Congresswoman say she spent a "whole year" fretting about Obama administration's alleged efforts to implement Sharia law here in the United States.

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But that's what Bachmann said during an interview on the radio show of Jan Markell, a right-wing radio host who discusses "current events in light of biblical end-time prophecy." And there was plenty more looniness where that came from.

Bachmann also compared the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's 2005 "Ten-year strategic action plan" to Hitler's Mein Kampf and said the FBI's effort to remove passages "negative about Islam" from training manuals could be "deadly" for the United States. So, on second thought, maybe the comments she offered up during the Markell interview weren't too far from standard fare for her.

Bachmann is particularly concerned about the OIC's alleged effort, in her words, to "criminalize worldwide any any speech that is disparaging to Islam." That goal, she pointed out, "is completely contrary to the United States' 1st Amendment freedom of speech and expression."

But it looks like Minnesota's First Lady of Crazy has constructed another straw man. Unless we're missing something or reading an incomplete version of the document, nowhere in the 10-year plan (linked above) does the OIC call for the criminalization of speech critical of Islam. In fact, one passage calls for member states to "Endeavour to spread the correct ideas about Islam as a religion of moderation and tolerance in order to fortify Muslims against extremism and narrow-mindedness." In fairness, another calls on members to "Endeavor to have the United Nations adopt an international resolution to counter Islamophobia, and call upon all States to enact laws to counter it, including deterrent punishments," but that still falls short of suggesting that the U.S. ought to tear up the 1st Amendment and replace it with Sharia law.

Bachmann said she views the FBI's recent purge of training manual passages critical of Islam as representative of the Obama administration's broader embrace of Sharia law.

"All these efforts of the Obama administration -- the only conclusion you could make is that they're embracing the [OIC's] 10-year plan and are supporting it," she said.

With regard to Sharia law, Bachmann said she wasn't surprised to learn that the OIC wants to essentially implement it everywhere, "but what we've never seen before is the United States aiding and abetting that goal."

Meanwhile, somewhere in the 6th District, an unemployed person weeps.

If you're curious to listen to Bachmann's Jan Markell interview for herself, click here. The interview begins just shy of a half-hour in.


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bspenc777
bspenc777

What most of you (and the media) don't seem to get is that in your glee to diss her, what Bachmann stated on that radio program is that our Homeland Security, FBI, and US Military training manuals have been stipped of any "negative" (i.e. truthful) comments about Islam because Muslims complained. Google it for yourself. You might want to ask why Hillary helped write and pass UN Resolution 16/18 too. The OIC's 10 year plan is no secret and its right on track. The fox is in the hen house and you loons are more interested in being cute and making fun of the messenger.

Randy Bell
Randy Bell

You gotta love her...she's the life of the party

Gene Berg
Gene Berg

If you think Islam isn't a danderous religion ask the people who didn't come home from Iraq and afganistan.

William Vickerman
William Vickerman

The only thing scarier than what comes out of her mouth is the fact that there are people who listen intently and agree with her.

Diane Teske
Diane Teske

my uncle said that the other day too, and I was like... ummm unks... HE"S BAPTIST.

Becky Bu
Becky Bu

Where did she come from? Could she really have grown up in the Twin Cities that I know and love?

Michael J. Fischer
Michael J. Fischer

I'd be SO embarrassed to live in her district whether I voted for her or not. And, for those of you who voted for her, take a deep breath, and slap yourself.

five12anlonglegs
five12anlonglegs

This woman brings a whole new definition to the word "crazy". I could not believe she won re-election. The woman was too busy running for president to even do the job she was voted to do!!!!

Joshua Dorrian
Joshua Dorrian

It's funny how the ultra-christians don't understand their own religion and are the biggest bigots. News flash! Jesus was middle eastern!

Erik Tiberius Lervold
Erik Tiberius Lervold

who voted for her? really? who voted for her? i am so gonna move to her district and bring down the property values with my latindom. i am so gonna drive by her house playing really loud salsa everyday.

Chris Welton
Chris Welton

@joseph- look how the state was redistricted. That's how she got re-elected. She covers the racist belt of mn.

Jeff Schwartz
Jeff Schwartz

Someone needs to slap a strait jacket on that.

Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson

"I'm tired of talking about me ... how about you talk about me for a while?"

Chris Welton
Chris Welton

After working in her district and interacting with the people, the area hates; blacks, Muslims, and Mexicans. Don't get me wrong, there are some nice people, but the majority are scared pathetic bible thumpers. If I had a dollar for how many times I've been asked if I have been "saved"....

Jim McFarlane
Jim McFarlane

Never understood how somebody could simultaneously think it's the end times and effectively plan for the future.

Donna Hatcher
Donna Hatcher

motivation with fear, oldest game in the republican play book.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

Oh, yeah, it's been about a month since Rep. Bachmann was in the papers.  Far too long for someone with as urgent and driving a need for self-promotion as she.  Unfortunately there were some voters in MN-6 who didn't understand that her late-campaign "Michele is here" ads were a last-minute, desperate effort to counteract Graves' very successful pointing-out of the fact that Rep. Bachmann does nothing for her district at all.  MN-6 is just a platform for Rep. Bachmann to court her real constituency, which is national and thankfully for all of us, very small if strident, fear-crazed and hysterical.

I hope she keeps it up.  MN-6 almost elected a reasonable Republican (because that's what Jim Graves really is).  Two more years of Rep. Bachmann's shameless self-promotional antics might be enough for a majority of voters in MN-6 to realize they are being left unrepresented while their Representative panders to wealthy lunatic bigots and paranoids nationwide, and maybe in 2014 they'll elect someone willing to work on issues that confront MN-6 here in the real world.  

Doesn't matter to me if they do or don't; the national GOP has made it quite clear they want nothing to do with Rep. Bachmann so this is obviously as far as she will go politically.  She won't show up to vote on enough legislative business to make any difference; she never writes any real bills; she can't talk about what's going on in the Intelligence Committee; she'll only run for any higher office to fleece her backers one more time but such a run will be "quixotic" at best.  She's neutralized herself, but it's a lucrative little niche she's carved out, and she'll milk it as long as the voters in MN-6 are willing to be played for chumps.

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