Republican State Rep. Rick Womick says devout Muslims should be removed from US military

Posted on November 12, 2011



State Rep. Rick Womick, R-Rockvale, told a pair of liberal bloggers at today’s Shariah law conference that devout Muslims should be removed from the military.

In a video posted Friday afternoon on ThinkProgress, Womick expressed doubt that any devout Muslim could be loyal to the U.S. military.

“Personally, I don’t trust one Muslim in our military,” he said. “If they truly are a devout Muslim and follow the Quran and the Sunnah, then I feel threatened because they’re commanded to kill me.”

Womick then answered, “Absolutely, yeah,” when asked whether Muslims should be removed from the military.

In the longer version of the interview, Womick says that Muslims that are less-than-devout should probably be allowed to serve, but he warns that they may just be lying when they say they don’t believe every Muslim teaching.

“Are you purposefully lying to e to mget by?” he said. “This is going on in our military.”