September 30, 2014

Sandcrawler PSA: Death to America Not A Hate Crime

But say Death to Islam and whoa boy. Hayyyytttteeee!

A Burbank man protested Monday evening outside a West Richland mosque, holding a sign that read "death to Islam" on one side and "Islam is evil" on the other.

Michael Harmon, 28, of Burbank, also had a sign reading "Terrorists" on the side of his car, with a blue arrow pointing toward the Islamic Center of Tri-Cities on Bombing Range Road. Harmon said he served in the military, including in Afghanistan.

"You've got the Taliban, al-Qaida, ISIS -- they all follow the Quran," Harmon told the Herald, referring to the Islamic State group by one of its acronyms. "The Quran itself is evil. It states there in black and white they want to kill us."

Ousman Kinteh, an official with the Islamic center who didn't see the protest, said the facility's imam, or religious leader, was concerned because a class for young children was planned Monday evening.

"I would have called the police ... if I saw him outside doing that," Kinteh said.

Actually someone did call the police, but this is America and Mr. Harmon has just as much right to say Death to Islam as Muslims have to say Death to America.
Olsen received two calls complaining about Harmon's protest. He said one caller was cordial and the other hung up after being told that police couldn't arrest Harmon for a hate crime.

"I explained to him that he wasn't committing a crime," Olsen said. "He was emphatic that he was."

Harmon, who protested for about an hour Monday, said he might return to protest Tuesday and that he plans to picket other Tri-City Islamic facilities.

Now under Sharia Death to America gets you a pat on the back while Death to Islam will get you, um you guessed it, Death.


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