It sounds made up, but it isn’t. When public officials express border-line genocidal sentiments about Muslims, they tend to leave themselves some openings to claim they were only talking about radicals or something. But a Michigan village president shared a post on Facebook which literally calls for the death of “every last Muslim”. And unlike the moderated tones officials express once confronted with their hateful posts, Kalkaska village President Jeff Sieting insisted he owed no apology to anyone. Once the controversy became public, about a hundred and fifty of his defenders gathered at an ‘open carry’ event either to support his right to have posted the genocidal piece, or to echo its sentiment, with one resident saying “Everything he said on there is the frigging truth about these [Muslim] people, they’re not even people in my eyes anymore.” Good thing we have a national leadership in this country that speaks out against the vilification of entire communities to keep things from sliding into a more frightening direction. Oh wait...

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