That hypocrite: Rep. Don Beyer

By Martin Mawyer

He’s a hypocrite. No, this is not name-calling. It’s not hateful rhetoric. It’s just the plain truth.

Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) has introduced H. Res. 569, a foolish piece of legislation condemning “hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” The legislation already has 105 co-sponsors, all Democrats, with more supporters jumping in every day.

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va.

Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va.

Rep. Beyer, who was a car dealer before entering Congress in 2015, submitted the resolution on Dec. 17, just over two weeks after a Muslim couple – in the name of Islam – wounded 22 people and killed 14 innocent souls in San Bernardino, Calif. 

The freshman congressman could have better spent his time before Christmas lashing out against Islamic extremism. Instead, he decided to take aim at American citizens who were fed up with Muslims committing mass murder in the name of Islam.

Let’s be honest; at the time of the San Bernardino massacre, Americans were still trying to digest the Paris attacks of a few weeks earlier. That incident witnessed 130 people killed in the name of Islam. 

Just days before the Paris killings, Americans were trying to wrap their stomachs around a stabbing spree at the University of California, in which a Muslim man wounded four people with a hunting knife before being shot dead.

It seems Americans can hardly process one Muslim act of mass violence before another – often more horrific – takes its place in the daily deluge of worrisome news. 

A little “hateful rhetoric” against such barbaric behavior is a good and natural thing, not a bad thing.   

During the past year we have witnessed Muslims behead Christians, execute 200 Syrian children lying face-down in the dirt, set fire to captives, throw bound homosexuals off buildings, crush prisoners under tank treads and commit a relentless series of other soul-sickening atrocities. Some of it we have seen on video, carefully shot by the killers themselves.

Christians are executed by hooded ISIS members on a beach in Ethiopia (photo from

Christians are executed by hooded ISIS members on a beach in Ethiopia (photo from

Is there any “good rhetoric” to describe such evil and sadism?

And why do Rep. Beyer and his supporters single out Muslims for special protection, anyway?

If there’s a religious group that deserves special protection from hate speech, it’s not the Muslim community. It’s the Christian community, which has been routinely bashed for decades.

Remember the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)?

Democrats in Congress never introduced legislation to condemn the hate expressed by artists who attacked Christians on a regular basis.

Here’s a quick refresher on NEA-supported blasphemous artwork for those who may have forgotten:

  • A depiction of Jesus Christ as a heroin addict
  • A drawing of Lazarus sodomizing Jesus
  • A photo of a crucifix in a jar of urine, called “Piss Christ”

All this “hateful rhetoric” against Christians was funded with tax dollars, not with the private funds of some disturbed artist. Yet the Democrats remained silent about these and many other blasphemous artworks funded by the NEA.

Most are hypocrites. None is more hypocritical than Rep. Beyer.

Even Hillary Clinton knows Christians face far more danger than Muslims.

In late December, at a town hall meeting in Berlin, N.H., Hillary said, “What is happening is genocide. Deliberately aimed at destroying not only the lives but wiping out the existence of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East in territories controlled by ISIS.” 

And even though there is a House resolution (H. Con. Res. 75) denouncing this genocide against Christians, guess what?

Rep. Beyer, who authored the pro-Muslim resolution, is not a co-sponsor of this pro-Christian resolution. 

What a hypocrite. 

Isn’t actual genocide against Christians a far more serious crime than “hateful rhetoric” about a religion in whose name innocent Americans and others are being slaughtered almost daily?

In fact, Rep. Beyer’s legislation is a clear attempt to turn “hateful rhetoric” into a “hate crime.” This is why his resolution urges Federal law enforcement authorities “to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those perpetrators of hate crimes.”

Jail time for criticizing Islam?  

Instead, how about a bill to impeach idiotic congressmen?

Rep. Beyer may be good at buying and selling cars. He made a career out of it after buying his parents’ business. Now he’s in the business of selling us lemons. It should be leaving a sour taste in all our mouths.


Martin Mawyer is the Founder and President of Christian Action Network, a non-profit public advocacy and education group based in Lynchburg, Virginia since 1990. He began his career as a freelance journalist and has authored several books, including “Twilight in America: The Untold Story of Islamic Terrorist Training Camps Inside America.” He has produced a number of documentary films, including “Europe’s Last Stand – America’s Final Warning” and “Homegrown Jihad.”  Mawyer has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Larry King Live, Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, NBC’s Today Show, Entertainment Tonight and Fox and Friends. His latest book, “Twilight in America,” co-authored by Patti A. Pierucci, details the activities of Islamic camps scattered throughout the United States operated by The Muslims of America.

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