The state of Georgia becoming the first state in the United States to ban Muslim culture in a “historic move to restore Western culture” is fake news. There is no truth to a headline that the state of Georgia is banning Muslim culture in an effort to restore Western culture.
Where did this fake news originate? The Conservative Daily Post published the fake news article reporting that the state of Georgia would be banning Muslim culture. You can read it below.
When Donald Trump proposed in 2015 that we place a temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States, it was at a time when Europe was experiencing historical levels of migrations and terrorism. ISIS was carrying out terrorist attacks weekly and hundreds of innocent people were getting killed.
Whether it was a jihadi running over 85 people with a truck, the Paris bombings, or even the German priest that was beheaded for being a Christian–they all were fueled by Islam. People need to understand that Islam is very dangerous and contradicts everything we believe in the United States.
A Georgia state legislator has introduced legislation that would ban burqas and traditional Muslim veils.
However, the above story is false, according to FactCheck.org. There is truth that a Georgia state representative in 2016 tried to amend that law so that it would apply to anyone who wears a garment that conceals his or her face in public. This type of law would have targeted Muslims.
However, the bill’s sponsor, State Rep. Jason Spencer, R-Woodbine, would later drop the bill following criticism that the change was aimed at Muslims. The text of House Bill 3 would have made the wearing of head coverings in public and while operating a vehicle a misdemeanor crime:
A person is guilty of a misdemeanor when he or she wears a mask, hood, or device by which any portion of the face is so hidden, concealed, or covered as to conceal the identity of the wearer and is upon any public way or public property or upon the private property of another without the written permission of the owner or occupier of the property to do so. For purposes of this subsection, the phrase ‘upon any public way or property’ includes but is not limited to operating a motor vehicle upon any public street, road, or highway.
“While this bill does not contain language that specifically targets any group, I am mindful of the perception that it has created,” Spencer said in a prepared statement. “My objective was to address radical elements that could pose a threat to public safety.”
Here are some examples of people sharing the fake news on social media.
GEORGIA BECOMES FIRST STATE TO BAN MUSLIM CULTURE IN HISTORIC MOVE TO RESTORE WESTERN VALUES!!! – Proud Leader https://t.co/uASTa0PNjn
— Mike Allen (@AMike4761) March 18, 2017
Good for them! https://t.co/9IDxXE7MBa
— Nonnie Sandifer (@NonnieSandifer) February 27, 2018
Well. There is good news.
Proud of Georgia!
I was born there! https://t.co/Q5bVZ3ovef
— aktahi (@aktahi) February 25, 2018
Thank YOU GEORGIA. https://t.co/nYkWQ5KIxh
— Bob Newbold (@rivercitycowboy) February 26, 2018
Now, Georgia has passed legislation in the past concerning the removal of masks in public. For example, FactCheck.org noted that Georgia legislature passed an anti-masking law in 1951 in order to subdue widespread intimidation by Ku Klux Klan members who wore hoods to conceal their identity.
The case Spencer cited, State v. Miller, upheld the Anti-Mask Act. Snopes explained that the law was meant to prevent members of the Ku Klux Klan from intimidating or committing crimes against minority groups with impunity by making it illegal for them to wear Klan garb and terrorize people.
Islam, is major world religion promulgated by the Prophet Muhammad in Arabia in the 7th century. In Islam, Muhammad is considered the last of a series of prophets and his message consummates and completes the revelations attributed to earlier prophets.
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Author: Shawn Rice