Christie: ‘This Sharia Law Business Is Crap’

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    Christie Defends Appointing Muslim Judge: Video

    At this juncture, it may be more efficient to highlight which interactions between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the media are not newsworthy. The Republican’s appointment of Muslim-American Sohail Mohammed to a state bench this week ruffled some feathers among some who fear the threat of Sharia Law, but when asked about those concerns, Gov. Christie made clear he had no patience for such “ignorance,” calling the complaints “crap.”

    “Ignorance is behind the criticism of Sohail Mohammed,” he told a reporter asking about the complaints that he may be inadequate to be a judge because he defended Muslim Americans who were wrongly arrested post-9/11. “He is an extraordinary American who is an outstanding lawyer and played an integral role in the post-September 11th period in building bridges between the Muslim American community in this state and law enforcement,” Gov. Christie argued, adding that he was “disgusted, candidly, by some of the questions he was asked… at the Senate judiciary committee.”

    But it was a follow-up question on the fear of Sharia Law that set the governor off. “Sharia Law has nothing to do with this at all, it’s crazy!” he cried. “The guy is an American citizen!” He concluded that the “Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies,” adding with disgust and frustration that “it’s just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.”
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    good for him saying it !
     
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    Good for him!

    I always feel weird when I find myself agreeing with someone who I've actively worked against.
     
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    stating the obvious
     
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    This guy had better run in 2016.
     
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    He won't, and he wouldn't win, if he did.

    Chris Christie is like Scott Brown. He'd be called a RINO by the far right.
     
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    Good for him.
     
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    If h runs in 2016, I'd bet money he gets the GOP nomination... assuming whomever kicks Obama's ass in 2012 is another 1 term wonder...lol.
     
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    Although Christie’s remarks are refreshing and rare for a republican, it’s sad that this is noteworthy at all.
     
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    Not necessarily. This is the first Indian-American judge in NJ and the 2nd Muslim. It's newsworthy.

    Christie is a rock star outside the state. It seems his soundbites make Drudge every other day.

    This judge seems like an excellent choice.
     

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