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Rep. Scott DesJarlais “Deeply Concerned” About Muslims Burying Their Dead


There’s never a dull moment in Tennessee. For some reason Rep. DesJarlais is pandering to the extreme faction of the anti-Murfreesboro mosque faction regarding  a cemetery that has already been approved by a county zoning board.

What’s he really worried about? Maybe Muslim jihadist zombies?

Rep. Scott DesJarlais ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Muslim Cemetery In Tennessee

By Michael Allen (Opposing Views)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) recently expressed his “deep” concern about a proposed cemetery for Muslims in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The cemetery would be built by the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, which also faced intense conservative opposition when it was built. The center was hit with lawsuits and vandal attacks for two years before finally opening in 2012, reported The New York Times.

The Nashville Scene reports that Rep. Desjarlais wrote on his Facebook page last Friday about the cemetery:

Friends, I have received numerous calls over the last couple of weeks regarding the Murfreesboro mosque cemetery. Although this is a state issue, I am deeply concerned over the impact it might have on our community. Unfortunately the Tennessee Religious Freedom Act, passed by the TN General Assembly, may have played a key role in allowing this cemetery to be approved. There is a difference between legislation that would protect our religious freedoms and legislation that would allow for the circumvention of laws that other organizations comply with on a daily basis.

Rep. DesJarlais also linked his Facebook posting to an article by The Tennessean, which reported that the Muslim cemetery had recently been approved by the Rutherford County Board of Zoning Appeals.

“We have a cemetery,” said Islamic Center of Murfreesboro Imam Ossama Bahloul said after the 3-2 vote.

“Now we can die,” Islamic Center of Murfreesboro board Chairman and founder Essam Fathy joked.

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  • Tighe McCandless

    It’s all a conspiracy, I tells ya. Creeping mythology shariah at work here. It’s a conspiracy so deep that it even predates the United States itself; that’s how sinister it is.

  • Jean Markale

    Hey, the word “ghoul” is of Persian origin after all…PROOF!

  • Glorfindel

    Bruce Willis has really let himself go…

  • Tighe McCandless

    “Although this is a state issue, I am deeply concerned over the impact it might have on our community.”

    Unless you can prove that the recently buried dead, who happen to be Muslims, are going to come back as ghouls, zombies or vampires, I highly doubt Murfreesboro has much to worry about.

    “Unfortunately the Tennessee Religious Freedom Act, passed by the TN General Assembly, may have played a key role in allowing the cemetery to be approved.”

    It’s almost as if said act was made for moments, moments such as this one…

  • The greenmantle

    This is so dumb I am almost lost for words. What does this idiot want muslims to do with their dead ?
    Maybe leave them out for the birds like in Tibet? Bury them at sea? Leave them at his office And have the state pay for disposing of them ?
    How can the voters vote for such an idiot?
    Its beyond loon . Is hé related to his cousins more than once? Does hé play the banjo ( 5 string )

    Sir David

  • Tanveer Khan

    I’m the only one who sees the bigger picture it seems… Games like Dead Rising have taught us that when there is a zombie apocalypse the population explodes. There over a billion Muslims in the world, do we really want that number to double? Perhaps even quadruple?

  • Yausari

    Dead isn’t good enough, it seems.

  • Talking_fish_head


  • Talking_fish_head

    Didn’t you know, once musilms die they transform into “Halal Zombies” that spread sharia law and eat halal turkeys

  • Lithium2006

    Really? Suddenly dead Muslims are something to be “deeply concerned” about to these bigoted freaks? And I thought to them the only good Muslim was a dead one. Even for Tennessee, this is really a pathetic attempt at trying to make a issue out of nothing.

  • Carlos Danger

    One of Bill Maher’s finest segments!

  • mindy1

    Dammit-and yet he is still in office…. >:(

  • mindy1

    What is up with that state? Why can’t Muslim people RIP like anyone else-what does he think will happen?

  • Rights

    Humans live. Humans die. Humans bury. Humans need land to bury. Humans call places where they bury cemeteries. Nature says these rules apply to all humans regardless of their religion. Nature legislated these laws long before even the humans showed up on the scene. Did you not know this, Scott?

  • GaribaldiOfLoonwatch

    Damn…all about those family values.

  • Sulayman

    Well, Scott DesJarlais has already proved himself to be a lousy human being, let alone a Congressman.

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