A Muslim state representative from Pennsylvania who criticized the state legislature for opening a session with a Christian prayer has now been accused of stealing money from a children’s charity.
Pennsylvania Democrat Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, a Muslim serving her first term in the Penn. House, has now been charged with a number of crimes including theft, perjury, and tampering, after a charity for kids that she founded ended up missing $500,000.
The state alleges that Johnson-Harrell stole from her charity, Motivations Education & Consultation Associates, or MECA.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro has said that an investigation has found that the Muslim politician spent the hundreds of thousands of dollars of the charity’s money on “vacations, designer clothing, luxury car payments, real estate purchases, past-due mortgage payments, and other personal expenses.”
“Her theft knew no bounds,” Shapiro added, according to The Blaze.
Naturally, Movita Johnson-Harrell claimed that it was all lies.
“I am saddened and dismayed by the nature of the allegations brought against me today,” Johnson-Harrell said in a statement reported by the Associated Press.
“I vigorously dispute many of these allegations, which generally pertain to before I took office and I intend to accept responsibility for any actions that were inappropriate,” she added.
This is not the first time Movita Johnson-Harrell has made herself a target of derision.
In March, when she was attending her swearing-in ceremony after becoming the first female Muslim elected to the legislature, Johnson-Harrell went ballistic when the session was opened with a Christian prayer. She attacked her new colleagues as racists and Muslim haters for the prayer and insisted that no Christian ever be allowed to pray in the state capital again. This hater even called the prayer an “attack” on her, as if the whole legislature invited the Christian pastor just to make her feel uncomfortable.
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