Tea-party activist and attorney Larry Klayman blamed United States President Barack Obama for the government shutdown on Sunday and told him to “put the Quran down”.
In a rally billed as the “Million Vet March on the Memorials” held at the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial, Klayman said Obama should step down as America’s leader because he is a Muslim who ‘bows down to Allah’.
"I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come up with his hands up,” he said.
Klayman is the founder of conservative political advocacy group Freedom Watch. In September, he said that under Obama, the (American) nation had been raped by a president who was a racist, socialist, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-radical gay and lesbian Muslim ‘at heart’ who favored Islam over America’s Judeo-Christian heritage.
Along with Klayman, Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Senator Ted Cruz were also present as speakers at the rally.
“You look around though and you see these barricades and you have to ask yourself, is this any way that a commander in chief would show his respect, his gratitude to our military? This is a matter of shutdown priorities,” Palin said.
Cruz criticizedObama’s administration over the closure of national landmarks, “This is the people's memorial. Let me ask a simple question. Why is the federal government spending money to erect barricades to keep veterans out of this memorial? Our veterans should be above politics. Enough games.”