Once a myth enters right wing lore, it never dies. It will be repeated over and over again no matter how thoroughly it’s been debunked because they know their target audience ultimately doesn’t really care much about what is true. That’s why they’re still claiming that an Islamic prayer rug was found at the border, proving that terrorists are sneaking in, most recently at the Values Voters Summit.
In a speech to the Values Voter Summit, Dewhurst followed Cruz by attacking abortion rights and immigration reform. Dewhurst said President Obama “literally opened up the red carpet” for a “tsunami of unaccompanied children” with an immigration law signed in 2008, the year before Obama became president.“If we don’t stop the bad guys at the border, they’re going to be in your hometown tomorrow,” he said.
He later claimed that prayer rugs found in Texas are proof that ISIS members may be crossing the southern border to “mobilize terrorist Islam against the United States.”
That “Islamic prayer rug” was, in fact, an Adidas soccer jersey. Seriously, do they think that devout Muslims are in the habit of throwing prayer rugs away?