Texas state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, lost her re-election bid in the Republican primary on March 2, but she’s still reinforcing her reputation as one of the Legislature’s biggest Islamophobes. Wednesday night she posted on her official Facebook page a link to a video featuring Brigitte Gabriel, one of the most vicious anti-Muslim extremists in America today. In the video Gabriel supposedly “reveals how the Muslim Brotherhood plan for America.”
When a commenter points out that the video is hateful nonsense, White replies:
“Yes, I hate Islam, the Muslim Brotherhood and all terrorist organizations. I will fight for your freedom to be ignorant and hateful to your fellow Americans because I love America and everything she stands for even when her own turn against her.”
In further comments she defends her hatred of Islam and claims: “I know it, I have studied it, I have been briefed on it by experts.”
In Molly White’s twisted world, apparently, all of the world’s more than 1.6 billion Muslims are terrorists. And hating Muslims somehow demonstrates her “love” for America. Her love for America doesn’t seem to extend to America’s guarantee of religious freedom for… Read More
Goodbye, Molly White. The Republican Texas House member from Belton lost her re-election bid when she was defeated in her party primary Tuesday by Hugh Shine. (White has asked for a recount.)
Some Texas politicians haven’t exactly been friendly to Muslims. For instance, every single session, we have to fight a “Sharia law” bill or two or three. And more recently, we’ve had the state’s top leaders — Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton — unsuccessfully try to bar Syrian refugees from settling in Texas. Let’s also remember what a magnet for anti-Muslim extremists the State Board of Education can be.
But even in that environment, White stood out.
There was that time in February 2015 when White took to Facebook — during Texas Muslim Capitol Day, no less — to declare the following:
Today is Texas Muslim Capitol Day in Austin. The House is in recess until Monday. Most Members including myself are back in District. I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our… Read More
Texas state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, thinks it’s time for Congress to impeach President Obama. From her Facebook page on Monday:
“If Obama entertains the MB [Muslim Brotherhood, presumably], arms terrorist, ignores terroristic attacks on American soil, appoints Muslims to serve on Homeland security positions, releases terrorists from Gitmo… Shouldn’t he be arrested and tried for treason against the US? Makes sense to me.”
Eagle-eyed James Russell at the Dallas Voice discovered White’s Facebook post and writes more about it here. But it wasn’t White’s only ridiculous post of the day on this subject. Shortly after, she put up another that supposedly includes a quote from Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Obama:
“I am a Iranian by birth and of my Islamic faith. I am also an American Citizen and I seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country. My faith guides me and I feel like it is going well in the transition of using freedom of religion in American against itself.”
White comments in her post:
“Confirmation. Treason changes [sic] must be brought forth.”
Yeah, good luck with that. The “quote” from Jarrett is an absurd fabrication that’s been
State Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, is sticking to her guns and not apologizing for anti-Muslim comments she made on Facebook a week ago. So maybe it’s time to put a final period on this whole thing. For now. Maybe.
We know White is not apologizing because she’s pretty much said so in several attempts to explain, and shift the blame, for her comments. She started by saying her comments were taken out of context and blown out proportion. She also said she didn’t expect anyone outside her district to see her comments, nevermind the fact that she posted them on the Internet.
The latest explanation/blame-shifting came Wednesday, again on Facebook. On her page, White blamed “political correctness” for the whole thing:
Last week during Texas Muslim Capitol Day, I posted a statement on my Facebook page to bring attention to a serious problem facing Texas and the United States of America. Instead of understanding the comment, the political correctness that dominates our public dialogue sought to construe the statement into something intolerant, bigoted and anti-American. This politically correct syndrome seeks to inflict social discipline and tolerance reminders on the perpetrators of candid statements with the intention… Read More
On Facebook Sunday afternoon, state Rep. Molly White, R-Belton, wrote that some time today she would publish a “response to the controversy that occurred” when she offered comments about Muslims in an earlier Facebook post. While we wait for her to do that, here’s Rep. White struggling to explain her comments in an interview with KWTX on Friday.