Category: Islamic Terrorism

Tapio Fires Back at Critics After Interfaith Dustup

After criticizing an interfaith gathering at the state capitol and chastising his own party leaders for being asleep at the switch on the issue of Islamic terrorism, District 5 State Senator, Neal Tapio hammered back at critics even among his own Republican caucus for openly distorting what actually happened at the close of the interfaith…

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Tapio Blasts Interfaith Event

Republican State Senator Neal Tapio of Watertown expressed concern today about the inclusion of a Muslim prayer portion in an interfaith prayer and reflection ceremony slated for Wednesday at the state capitol in Pierre. Amid growing outcry and calls of protest from a number of South Dakota Christian leaders and organizations over the planned Muslim…

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Tapio Supports Jerusalem Capital Recognition

South Dakota Republican lawmakers will formally announce solidarity with the nation of Israel and recent action by the Trump administration recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. State Senator Neal Tapio of Watertown, Representative Lee Qualm of Desmet, Representative Steve Haugaard of Sioux Falls and Representative Al Novstrup of Aberdeen are acknowledging the…

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“You are my heroes.” Tapio Honors Gold Star Mom and Purple Heart Recipient

From the floor of the South Dakota Senate, Senator Neal Tapio of Watertown took time to acknowledge and honor two veterans of the global ‘War on Terrorism,’ who know exactly what it means to sacrifice for their nation. Gold Star Mother Christine Bestgen lost her son, Army SPC Dennis Jensen in a bridging accident in…

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