New York - The story about Muslim Carolyn Walker who took oath as a civil court judge in New York on Thursday, while swearing to abide by the U.S. Constitution placing her hand on the Holy Quran has prompted a social media war.
New York – The story about Muslim Carolyn Walker who took oath as a civil court judge in New York on Thursday, while swearing to abide by the U.S. Constitution placing her hand on the Holy Quran has prompted a social media war.
Over 400 messages, mostly of hatred, bigotry and rejection were posted by social media users who have read the article on her induction ceremony published by Morocco World News on Saturday.
A war of insults has erupted toward Judge Walker with the majority of readers lashing out at Islam and expressing their outrage for allowing Muslims to hold office in the U.S.
Some could not believe Judge Walker will uphold the U.S. Constitution having sworn in on a Quran, while others recalled that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office” in the U.S.
“The United States as a country was founded by all sort of people from all over the world contrary to what they teach in school. This country belong[s] to Muslims, Jews, Christians and everyone else,” R. de B. commented.
“The reason why America is great is because the Majority of the people respect each other’s Religion. It’s the what-nots who make it bad for everyone. No Religion is above all others. Practice what you believe in and not push it to others,” E.G. stressed.
Other users took it a step forward to lash out against the U.S. government, party affiliations and President Obama.
“[Obama] shouldn’t be deported. He should be arrested, arraigned, indicted for high crimes against this nation, tried, convicted, and HANGED on a public gallows. That’s legitimate justice,” J.P. replied in reference to Obama’s actions.
A large number of comments took an offensive note against the entire Islam faith, Muslims and the Quran.
“Another worthless, [M]uslim, [Daesh] infiltrator. Be so nice to have a Christian president. Trump will clean house and get the [M]uslim trash out of our executive and judicial branches. After that maybe the states get trash like this out,” R.B. said.
“And what is holy about the [Q]uran? It’s the only book out there made specifically just for toilet paper and firewood,” A.J. wrote.
“Everything I know about Islam, I learned on 9/11!!” M.K. told another user who tried to explain Islam.
While the vast majority of comments were negative, a few were in support of Judge Walker’s induction and others defended Islam.
“Islam never teaches to kill any innocent person. Islam teaches that All Humanity is like Family of God. It teaches that in difficult time a Muslim should protect the Christian and Jews. The biggest sin in the eyes of Islam is murdering someone,” S.K. explained.
One user summarized the content of the over 400 messages, which according to him, contrary to the teaching of the religion they pretend to represent.
“I have never read so much ignorance and hatred in my life. And all of it comes from supposed Christians spewing second hand information. What are you all scared of? If you were actual Christians, your faith would keep u from fearing Man. U have no faith and u have no true love of God. U r just as bad as ISIS. All of u spewing this hate, that is,” A.McE. highlighted.