By Anne Dachel
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June 9, 2015, Fresno (CA) Bee: Fresno lawmaker invokes concentration and internment camps at vaccine bill rally
During a rally against a California bill making vaccines mandatory for school children, a Republican lawmaker from Fresno galvanized the crowd by invoking forced internment camps.
Senate Bill 277 would make vaccination a condition of enrolling in private and public schools, which opponents have castigated for depriving children of an education. That argument temporarily derailed the bill in the Senate Education Committee and was featured prominently in Tuesday’s rally.
“I wouldn’t call it a concentration camp,” said Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, “but they’re suggesting (children) go some place other than public school.”
Later in his speech, Patterson said that he “thought we apologized for internment camps,” an apparent reference to the separation and confinement of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Asked after the rally to explain his comments, Patterson said it was a “bad choice of words” but reiterated that SB 277 is “excessively punitive.”
. . . Another speaker at Tuesday’s rally, Minister Tony Muhammed, referenced the biblical tale of the Pharaoh ordering the murder of first-born babies and drew a parallel to the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, in which the U.S. government experimented on African-American men.
Tony Muhammed's speech in Sacramento focused on CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson and his controversial claim that officials covered up a link of an increased risk for autism in African American males after receiving the MMR vaccine.
". . .This heinous bill has now come to the attention of the black community. I'm here to represent a man who told me to tell you that this fight is a universal fight. This fight is a fight from God down. And the man of whom I come to represent to you, we met with Bobby Kennedy in Chicago, IL. And when the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan heard about what's happening through the vaccine makers, he told me to tell you, this is nothing new.
"If you go into the Bible, there was a mindset like the minds behind me today. And there was the mind of a pharaoh--when the pharaoh saw that he could not control the people, pharaoh called his enchanters, or his magicians, and he made a decree to destroy all boy babies two and under. Could this be a bill to destroy all boy babies? And I'm letting you know that the black community, we are not going to stand by and let another Tuskegee experiment happen again.
"So, we are in this together. And the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan said that this year, on October, we're going back to Washington, DC. for the 20 year anniversary of the Million Man March with five million people. And we will make this platform a part of him talking to the government, that you will not vaccinate our children in the name of the pharma companies.
"And I'm here to warn particularly those black elected officials that we sent up here. We want them to know that this building don't belong to them, it belongs to us. And in south central Los Angeles, in two weeks, we will be having a tribunal meeting and we are going to bring our black politicians who vote for this vaccine bill, we will bring them up on charges of treason, because you did not ask us. You did not educate us. So we stand with you.
"So not only is this being heard in California, but we intend to take a million people to Atlanta, GA. And we will stand in front ot the CDC and ask them, we must hear from Dr. Thompson on his findings. . . .
"So I thank you on behalf of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. I thank you for allowing us to be a part of this noble cause, and I'm telling you, in the name of God, we're going to win. . . .
"We will put these people in check. They belong to us. They cannot do this to our future.
"So I close. In the Koran it says, 'Corruption has appeared on the land and the sea on account of what man's hands has wrought.' And these babies is our future, and you must know what you're shooting into the bodies of our babies. And this is why Jesus, Jesus wanted to protect the children. So he would say, 'Suffer the little children unto me.' We will never allow the vaccine makers to take advantage of our children who can't speak for themselves.
"So I say to you, let us stay united, and let us say no to SB 277. Thank you. God bless us all."
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Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale now from Skyhorse Publishing.