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07-31-2012, 02:20 AM
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Lawsuits, conspiracy theories, super-PACs, and an anti-Islam sugar daddy: This conservative-on-conservative rematch has it all.

When the caliphate comes to Middle Tennessee, Lou Ann Zelenik will be ready.

During her first run for Congress in 2010, Zelenik, a Republican county commissioner and business owner, focused like a laser on what what she considered to be the greatest crisis facing her community: the impending Islamist takeover of the Bible Belt. Zelenik blasted her primary opponent, then-state Sen. Diane Black, for supporting the construction of a new Islamic community center in Murfreesboro, a small city about 45 minutes east of Nashville. "This isn't a mosque," Zelenik told Talking Points Memo at the time. "They're building an Islamic center to teach Sharia law. That is what we stand in opposition to." Black, the favorite going into Election Day, held on by 335 votes and was elected to the House that fall.

On Tuesday, Zelenik is out for revenge—and this time it's personal. In Tennessee's 6th District, an area so conservative local Democrats aren't even fielding a candidate this November, Zelenik and Black are quietly waging one of the nastiest campaigns of the 2012 cycle, complete with a lawsuit, a super-PAC sugar daddy, and allegations of federal crimes.

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Since losing to Black in 2010, Zelenik has ratcheted up the anti-Islam rhetoric that defined her first campaign. After the election, she founded the Tennessee Freedom Coalition, a conservative Christian organization dedicated to, among other things, educating "citizens on the realities of Sharia" and stopping "the growth of Radical Islam." Last November, TFC held its inaugural "Constitution or Sharia?" conference, which featured luminaries like David Yerushalmi (the architect of the national movement to ban Islamic law from being applied in state courts) and the Center for Security Policy's Frank Gaffney, who has accused anti-tax activist Grover Norquist of being allied with the Muslim Brotherhood. In May, Zelenik hosted the controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is most famous for saying "there is no such thing as 'moderate Islam'" and arguing Muhammad was a terrorist.
Having made her name fighting the Murfreesboro Islamic center, Zelenik founded a group dedicated to educating "citizens on the realities of Sharia."

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>In 2011, two state legislators who have since endorsed Zelenik introduced a bill to define Islam as treasonous.The legislation, if passed, would have effectively prohibited Muslims from practicing their religion in the state. </span>Earlier this month, a coalition of tea party groups and county Republican committees filed a formal complaint with the state's Republican governor, Bill Haslem, for appointing a Muslim woman to helm a state agency.

But the three-year-long fight over the Murfreesboro mosque remains Zelenik's signature issue. When a county judge ruled this spring that construction of the mosque should be halted because the Islamic center hadn't gone through the proper process, Zelenik declared "a victory for all Middle Tennessee who have been the victims of 'taqqiya' (Islamic lying for the sake of advancing Islam) during this entire process."

Although defenders of the Islamic center, including the Department of Justice, cited the Muslim community's First Amendment freedom to worship, Zelenik cried foul: "This was not an issue of freedom of religion," she wrote. "Islam does not claim to be a religion, but a social and political system that intends to dominate every facet of our lives and seeks to dominate it's host culture by any means including force and violence." (The Justice Department later overruled the county court and mandated that the community center be allowed to open in time for Ramadan.)</div></div>

Nutjob deluxe. So much for freedom of religion!

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Gayle in MD
07-31-2012, 10:06 AM
B-b-b-b-but what would Repiglicans do without their racist, ignorant nutjobs?


07-31-2012, 05:24 PM
Geert Wilders and Zelenik are korrekt. Every word.
Islam iz a cult.