Benton County Mayor Encourages Women To March Naked Against Muslims, Says It Was Joke
SULPHUR SPRINGS (KFSM) – The mayor of a Benton County town says he was joking when he suggested women walk around naked Sept. 11 in order to offend Muslims. He also suggested men sit on lawn chairs and drink beer in support.
A post on Sulphur Springs Mayor Greg Barber’s Facebook page declares Thursday as “Walk Naked In America Day”. The post states American women should circle their blocks naked at 10 a.m. as an anti-terrorism effort. If a Muslim man sees anyone other than his wife naked, “he must commit suicide,” the post states.
The post was later edited to say, “I’ve just encountered the most ridiculous, I can’t take a joke, busybodies ever.”
Barber also called out the people who forwarded his original post to others, saying, “Evidently, they have a soft spot for terrorist.”
The mayor received several comments of encouragement on the post.
The original post also said men should show their support for the women by sitting on their front lawns with six-packs of beer.
“Since Islam does not approve of alcohol, a cold six-pack at your side is further proof of your patriotism,” the post states.
5NEWS talked Monday with Barber about the situation, but he declined to comment on the record.
The post was taken from an email that began circulating on the internet in 2001 and has been shared sporadically since.
See the original post below:
See the mayor’s edited response below: