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Commissioner posts controversial gun image referencing Muslims

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MANCHESTER, TN (WSMV) -- A Middle Tennessee elected official has come under fire for something he posted on Facebook, and now Islamic groups and some citizens he represents are calling for his resignation.

The post includes a photo of a man squinting down the barrel of a gun and a comment above it reads, "How to wink at a Muslim."

Coffee County Commissioner Barry West, who was elected in 2010, posted the image on his Facebook page Saturday.

Leaders at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said in a statement:

"This does not only incite hatred but also violence against law-abiding citizens of our great country. Mr. West obviously lacks in wisdom and judgment and, therefore, cannot be trusted as commissioner. I wonder what would Mr. West's response would be if the same photo was posted by someone with a caption that says: 'How to Wink at Mr. West, a Coffee County Commissioner?'"

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