Cameron Park Resident Opines Over Muslims and Mormons in LA Times
"Opinion The facts don't support Rep. Steve King's bigoted comments on immigrants and minorities" began the comments by Kendra Strozyk of Cameron Park. Inexplicably, she uses her own bigotry of Mormons to object to bigotry against Muslims.
Kendra posted in the LA Times on March 17:
"Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) targeted his outlandish remarks — “we need to get our birthrates up” and “we can’t restore our civilization with someone else’s babies” — at the U.S. as much as Europe. (“Steve King yammers about European immigration problems, but his policies would replicate them in America,” Opinion, March 14)
"In so spouting, King artfully intimated that a steady influx of Muslim immigrants, with their historically high birthrates, would ineluctably erode our societal foundations.
"Not likely. Though Muslim women average 3.1 children worldwide, that figure drops to about 2.2 for those who emigrate. That slightly exceeds America’s overall birthrate of 1.9 children per woman, but is far lower than our Mormon birthrates of 3.4.
"King evidently views Muslims as adherents of a fringe faith. Does he think the Mormons practice a mainstream religion that embodies his idea of American culture?
Kendra Strozyk, Cameron Park, Calif.