erik lundegaard


Thursday August 11, 2011

Quote of the Day

ďThis Shariah law business is crap. Itís just crazy, and Iím tired of dealing with the crazies. Itís just unnecessary to be accusing this guy of things just because of his religious background.Ē

--Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, responding to questions about the campaign to villify his judicial appointee to the Superior Court in Passaic County, Sohail Mohammed.†

I've been on this story for awhile. Six years ago, the publication I work for featured Mohammed in the profile “First Call for Freedom.”

Mohammed, despite the crazies, wound up being confirmed. He's now the second Muslim judge in New Jersey. Jeffrey Goldberg, writing for Bloomberg News, applauds Christie here.

And here's the full Christie. Enjoy:

Posted at 06:37 AM on Thursday August 11, 2011 in category Culture