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So Allen West Wants To Shut Down 'Dens Of Sedition'?

He should start by looking in the mirror.

You know how conservatives -- especially Tea Party conservatives -- fetishize the Constitution and Bill of Rights? They claim they are the Supreme Documents, at least, until they're not.

Allen West, lunatic and teapartyer, has some advice for the government, particularly with regard to Muslims in the United States.

Media Matters:

Fox News contributor Allen West believes the Western world should respond to the Ottawa terrorist attack by shutting down "the mosques and Islamic Centers where these individuals are attending" and deporting the imams. West added that closing these places "of so-called worship" is "the only way we send a message into the Muslim communities" that we're "not going to tolerate these snake pits of sedition."

West was speaking on the October 23 edition of BlogTalkRadio's REELTalk. Here's his reaction to the Ottawa attack:

WEST: But I think, Audrey, the real thing that we're going to have to do is the mosques and Islamic Centers where these individuals are attending, when they commit these acts, we gotta shut 'em down. We have to send a message. The imam that's at that mosque or Islamic Center is deported. That place of so-called worship, which is just proselytizing, you know, hate and violence, they have to be shut down. I think that's the only way we send a message into the Muslim communities here in Western Civilization that we're not going to tolerate it. We're not going to tolerate these snake pits of sedition that are, you know, popping up all over the place.

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We're not saying, you know, we start shutting down mosques and Islamic Centers. But the ones who are feeding us these violent jihadists, they need to be the ones that are shut down. Like I said, the imams, the mullahs that are there running these mosques and centers, they need to be deported. Because we have to say, this is, you know, a zero-sum game. We're not tolerating it.

No religious liberty for Muslims, only fundamentalist Christians and maybe Scientologists, if you're Allen West. Selective constitutional privilege is the province of hypocrites and Republicans, who may be both at the same time.


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But the part of his claim that was mind-blowing was the "snake pits of sedition" claim with respect to mosques. I would say the local tea party meetings are more seditious than mosques. Or town hall meetings, where constituents routinely call for President Obama's impeachment because black guy.

As recently as September 30th of this year, West called for military generals to willfully disobey their Commander-in-Chief. That's seditious. Not practicing one's religion. Writing on Facebook, West said this:

"Morning folks. While you were sleeping, Barack Hussein Obama took out his pen and ordered our Military to enlist illegal aliens. In other words, this charlatan has allowed those who have disrespected our Constitution and are not citizens to take an oath to support and defend the very document, our rule of law, of which they are in violation. Obama has no constitutional authority to make any laws or rules concerning naturalization as stated in Art I Sect 8 Clause 4. This is an illegal order and should not be followed by our Military. As well, we are pink-slipping men and women in uniform, Americans, and Obama wants to enlist illegals. We are already outsourcing our national security to Syrian Islamists. This is intolerable and just another reason why we must flip the Senate and begin to reverse Obama's tyranny. Any Democrat supporting this illegal order needs to be voted out!"

Allen West, check your address book and calendar to identify those dens of sedition and let the constitution protect those who are entitled to practice their religion peacefully without deportation by lunatics like you.

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