Marjorie Taylor Greene faces stark criticism for Islamophobic Twitter rant
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is facing heightened backlash from another Twitter debacle following her controversial tweet arguing that Islam is "not a religion of peace." Earlier this week, the Republican lawmaker took to Twitter to express her disapproval of the implications surrounding the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan.
"Pray for American missionaries in Afghanistan," Greene tweeted. "There are reports that some families may have been killed. Islam is not a religion of peace."
Pray for American missionaries in Afghanistan.\n\nThere are reports that some families may have been killed.\n\nIslam is not a religion of peace.— Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8 (@Marjorie Taylor Greene \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\uddf8) 1629866867
Almost immediately after Greene tweeted, the post began to receive an array of reactions. While some of her loyal supporters did back her remarks, many users pushed back as they were alarmed by her choice of words.
"Every time you think she can't say something worse, she does," wrote one user. Another user pushed back against Greene highlighting the similarities between conservative Christians and Muslims, as another Twitter user noted: "Yea, the Taliban totally represents all of Islam. That's why there are Muslims hanging off of planes trying to escape their rule".
Lol but sure United States is a country of peace !https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1430391430351134721\u00a0\u2026— Thinker_ (@Thinker_) 1629905124
Religion doesn\u2019t define whether you\u2019re peaceful or not u clown. #EndIslamophobiahttps://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1430391430351134721\u00a0\u2026— John F. Teddy (@John F. Teddy) 1629902978
Although this is not Greene's first Twitter infraction, it is unlikely she will suffer consequences for the controversial remarks. Her latest remarks follow a string of racially charged, controversial remarks. She has also pushed conspiracy theories about President Joe Biden, his administration, the COVID-19 pandemic, the vaccine, and other politically charged issues. Independent reports that she has also "repeatedly indulged in racist conspiracy theories and violent rhetoric directed not just at Muslims but at Jews, as well as her myriad political opponents, but she remains in office."