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National Islamic group calls on GOP to rebut NC lawmaker
by Laura Leslie
The nation's largest Muslim advocacy group is calling on the Republican Party to repudiate state Rep. Michele Presnell, who equated the religion of Islam with "terrorism" in a recent email to a constituent.
Presnell, R-Yancey, is a co-sponsor of the now-notorious House Joint Resolution 494.
That resolution, which House leaders say is now officially dead, said the state has the authority to establish a religion if it chooses to and can choose not to recognize judicial rulings on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, including the First Amendment.
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