LOUISIANA – A lone contender for the Louisiana House of Representatives District 8 seat dismissed Islam as a “false” religion last November on Facebook and called for a boycott of local Islamic businesses.
Michael Lowrie, through the status, replied to a “kill” list of American cities spread online by ISIS.
“Many of you may or may not know but Shreveport — Bossier was one of the cities on the Islamist kill lists,” Lowrie wrote.“Perhaps they despise our hospitality here or our over the top support for our military. Regardless the fact is the Islamist seek to kill us and make us submit to their false religion and god. (sic)”
He said Islam does not deserve “the peace of our culture,” and asked friends to start “boycotting any business that owned or ran by islamist (sic).”
“I will challenge every islamist I see to denounce their false god and religion,” he wrote.
“You should promptly unfriend me and seek the friendship of the islamist,” he noted to any offended friends at the end of his post.
One day after announcing his run, he was prompted about his post. Lowrie had no problem answering and cited Christianity and "PC culture."
"We are a Christian nation. The threat of Islamic terrorism is real,” he told the Shreveport Times.
“Too many times, politicians are sometimes so afraid to speak the truth because of the PC culture in which we live,” he said. “I'll call it how I see it. We must tackle Islamic extremism head on. I believe President Trump will do that.”
The Republican works as a firefighter and paramedic. He publicized his campaign last week for the seat. The election will be held March 25.