A Muslim relief organization recently hosted a charity function in Orange County to raise money for women’s homeless shelters around the nation. Which, of course, calls for for a wild, epithet-flinging “protest.”
“We Surround Them OC912” is a right-wing activist group that set up camp outside the event, shouting racist barbs (and in some cases, death threats) at the event-goers, most of whom were Muslim-American families with children. Here were some of the stand-out quotes:
- Why don’t you go beat up your wife like you do every night? Maybe you ought to go have sex with a 9-year-old, and marry her!
- We don’t want you here! Go home! Go home! Go home!
- Muhammad was a child molester! Muhammad was a pervert! Muhammad was a fraud! Muhammad was a false prophet!
- I know quite a few Marines who would be very happy to help these terrorists to an early meeting in paradise.
And here’s the kicker: the flagrantly racist rally was attended and endorsed by United States Congressman Gary Miller and Congressman Ed Royce. Miller even addressed the anti-Muslim masses, saying, “I am proud of you. I am proud of what you are doing.”
Well, we’re not. We won’t beat a dead horse, but there’s a pretty obvious reason that the OC912 feels the need to defend itself on its Facebook page, declaring right off the bat that “we are not racists.” Because, well, they are.
For more egregious sound-bytes, check out the full roundup at GOOD Magazine here. And if you’d like to ask either congressmen why they’re supporting people who yell “Terrorists, terrorists, terrorists” at fellow Americans, shoot them an email here and here.