Cape Cod: Sandwich official urged to resign after anti-Muslim comments

Jessica Linehan,left, joins husband, Gary, Vianna Heath, Paul Houlihan and Patrick Prendergast, right in protesting comments made by Sandwich Town Clerk Taylor White in front of Town Hall on Friday.

SANDWICH – “Muslims are our neighbors” – that’s the message Gary Linehan painted on a sign he held up this morning in front of the Town Hall Annex to protest anti-Muslim remarks Town Clerk Taylor White made on Facebook.

Linehan was joined by five other members of the Sandwich Democratic Town Committee who think White should resign.

On Thursday, White said he made the comments in response to a news story posted on Facebook about a Vermont restaurant that is no longer advertising bacon because members of the Muslim religion find the pork product offensive.

“Do everything in your power to irritate the ‘religion of peace’,” White wrote. “These people NEED to be taught a lesson!” The comments were captured by Twitter user “Patronage Perry” before White deleted the comments.

White later apologized, calling the comments “in poor taste” but not racist…