Hawaii's Democrats Pass Bill to Create 'Islam Day'

Posted: May 07, 2009 11:04 AM
From the story -- Hawaiian Democrat: "'We are a state of tolerance. We understand that people have different beliefs,' said Sen. Will Espero, a Democrat. 'We may not all agree on every single item and issue out there, but to say and highlight the negativity of the Islamic people is an insult to the majority" of believers 'who are good law-abiding citizens of the world.'

But Republican Sen. Sam Slom argued that the United States has become too sympathetic toward Islamic extremists.

'I don't think there's any country in the history of the world that has been more tolerant than the United States of America, and because of that tolerance, we've looked the other way a lot of times, and many thousands of our citizens have been killed by terrorists,' said Slom, a Republican." [H/T Charlie Richards]