Strong conservative Christians with assault rifles

Greene’s post was so bad Facebook removed it.

Facebook said Friday it removed a Republican congressional candidate’s post [that depicted her holding a gun next to the images of three progressive congresswomen] for violating its policies against incitement of violence.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, a House candidate who has history of racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic remarks and who has embraced the QAnon conspiracy theory, on Thursday posted a picture of herself holding a rifle next to images of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — three of four members of the so-called liberal freshmen “squad.”

The terrible thing is, she will win that seat.

In the accompanying post, Greene railed against “leftists” who “want to take this country down,” adding, “American need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart.”

And by “go on the offense” she means kill with assault rifles.

Omar on Friday called on Facebook to remove the post, which she called a “violent provocation.” The Minnesota lawmaker said the post had already prompted new death threats towards the congresswomen online.

This is very Germany 1933.

Greene on Twitter told Omar to “Relax,” calling the post “just a meme.” In a statement to POLITICO in response to the post’s removal, Greene said, “Pelosi and the Socialist Squad are trying to cancel me out even before I’ve even taken the oath of office.”

It’s not “just a meme.” Guns are not just memes.

President Donald Trump has called Greene, the Republican candidate for Georgia’s 14th District, a “future Republican Star.” But other high-ranking Republican officials have called Greene’s racist rhetoric “appalling” and “disgusting,” as POLITICO reported.

They should have a word with Trump too while they’re at it.

H/t tigger

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