Muslim constituents repeatedly challenged Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC) at an emotional town hall meeting in Charlotte Thursday, with Myrick scrambling to distance herself from the Islam-bashing co-author of the book Muslim Mafia, whose foreword was written by the congresswoman herself.
Myrick has had a tense relationship with her district's Muslim community for many years, but it's been aggravated recently by her campaign to investigate undercover Muslim intern "spies" on Capitol Hill.
That effort arose from purported revelations in Muslim Mafia: Inside the Secret Underworld that's Conspiring to Islamize America, written by Paul Sperry and David Gaubatz, with a foreword by Myrick.
But when confronted by some of Gaubatz's past inflammatory statements -- particularly that Islam is a "terminal disease that once spread is hard to destroy" -- Myrick said she did not agree, later claiming that he did not even write the book that bears his name. (More)