A Minnesota Republican Party county official has come under scrutiny for penning several Facebook posts calling Muslims “parasites” who deserved to be killed.
The local Star Tribune was the first to notice the online screeds by Jack Whitley, chairman of the Big Stone County Republican Party.
In a post on Wednesday, Whitley argued America should “frag” any and all “muslim terrorists” rather than waterboard them. He appeared not to differentiate violent extremists from “millions” of American Muslims, all of whom he deemed “parasites”:
I am opposed to waterboarding muslim (sic) terrorists because it is a waste of resources. They are muslims, they are terrorist (sic), we know where they are from, we know where their buddies are, we know where thier mosque’s (sic) are, we know millions of these parasites travel to Mecca every year and when…FRAG ‘EM!
Later that week, he posted again, after the Council of Islamic Relations protested his remarks, according to the Star Tribune:
Muslims in Twin Cities Area are calling for me to apologize for a comment I made on facebook (sic) about them being. parasites and we need to frag them .I will not apologize and I will not compromise .They either need to repent except (sic) Jesus Chist or leave the country
As of Monday morning, Whitley appears to have deactivated his Facebook account, even after defending his remarks to the Star Tribune.
The state GOP has condemned his remarks in a statement, according to the paper, calling them “outrageous.”
“They could not be further from the Republican Party’s beliefs, nor more contrary to the efforts we have undertaken to include Muslim Americans, and every American, in our Party,” wrote Minnesota Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey.