GOPer Wants Special Session To Halt ‘Potential Islamization Of Missouri’

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November 18, 2015 3:37 p.m.

Missouri state Rep. Mike Moon (R) is calling for a special legislative session to halt “the potential Islamization of Missouri,” The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday.

Moon made the request to Speaker of the House Todd Richardson (R) in an undated letter after Gov. Jay Nixon (D) said he would not block the potential resettlement of Syrian refugees in his state after Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris.

“For the safety of Missourians, we can ill-afford to wait,” Moon wrote in the letter. “I ask that you begin the process of calling the General Assembly into Special Session in order to tie the Governor’s hands, putting a stop to the potential Islamization of Missouri.”

Moon wrote refugees could fool the system: “And, from what I’ve seen, a practicing muslim comes in all flavors (black, white, brown, yellow – American, African, European, etc. etc.). A ‘white’ lie could allow an individual to pass through the vetting process.”

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Richardson also sent a letter to Nixon on Tuesday asking for a more stringent screening process for refugees. Thirty other governors have said their states would not accept refugees, even though they are admitted at the federal level.

Here’s the full text of Moon’s letter:

Governor Nixon seems intent on allowing the relocation of Syrian refugees in Missouri.

I do realize that the refugees we should be scrutinizing most is one who professes the muslim faith. Unless I’m mistaken, a practicing muslim can do whatever is necessary for the “good” of the faith – telling “fibs” is a smallpart of what they might do. And, from what I’ve seen, a practicing muslim comes in all flavors (black, white, brown, yellow – American, African, European, etc. etc.). A “white” lie could allow an individual to pass through the vetting process.

In this instance, we cannot afford to be too careful – especially given the fact that immigration officials report they cannot properly vet the refugees (before or after they’ve entered the country).

If my information is correct, Afghan refugees sent to Pakistani and Iranian refugee camps returned to their homeland when it was safe to do so. I see no reason not to follow that example because once they’re on U.S. soil they’d have no reason to leave. Our preference, as a nation, should be to place the refugees in camps so that they can be properly cared for and returned safely home when the time is right.

Unless appropriate legislative action is taken, Governor Nixon may very well proceed with the acceptance of the refugees. For the safety of Missourians, we can ill-afford to wait. I ask that you begin the process of calling the General Assembly into Special Session in order to tie the Governor’s hands, putting a stop to the potential Islamization of Missouri.

Mike Moon

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