A Virginia Republican Party official resigned Wednesday night over a post he made on Facebook questioning Muslims’ contributions to the ‘fabric’ of America.
The post was a critique of President Barack Obama’s statement that the Muslim holiday Eid-al-Fitr ‘reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy. ‘
‘It is one thing to be gracious on religious holidays, but this is pure nonsense,’ Bob FitzSimmonds, the unelected Treasurer of the Republican Party of Virginia, said in a comment accompanying Obama’s quote.
‘Exactly what part of our nation’s fabric was woven by Muslims? What about Sikhs, Animists, and Jainists? Should we be thanking them too?’ he asked.
Funny, I was wondering the same thing, and I’ll bet millions of other Americans were too.