NASHVILLE, Tenn. - She's best known for her satirical comedy on Saturday Night Live. Twenty years after leaving the hit show, Victoria Jackson is back in the spotlight, but this time it's for her political views.
She's now a controversial conservative commentator and she's in Middle Tennessee taking a critical look at the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Victoria Jackson is best known for her dim-witted characters on Saturday Night live which brought her a lot of laughs, and fame. (lol rite.) She now works as a citizen journalist.
"I'm trying to use my fading SNL fame to shine a light on the topic that nobody in the media will talk about," said Jackson.
That topic is Islam. Jackson came to Middle Tennessee to produce a story on the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and its new mosque now under construction. The comic-turned- conservative political activist doesn't mince words about why she thinks this building is rising in the middle of rural Tennessee.
"This is the Bible Belt, and Murfreesboro is the buckle on the bible belt. And it's a college town. So my feeling is they came here to convert people to Islam," said Jackson.
Jackson brought her camera to the current Islamic Center offices in Murfreesboro -- but no one was available for an interview. No luck either at the construction site just outside town.
Jackson did recently interview Congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik for her story. Zelenik has been an outspoken opponent of the mosque. Jackson claims there's a fatwa , or Islamic decree ,calling for her death because of her criticisms.
"I tolerate all religions. Except the ones that want to kill me," said Jackson.
Jackson plans to post her story on the conservative web site Patriot Update.
Just when you think there's no SNL alum less likable or more prejudiced than Chevy, Victoria pops up to prove you wrong. Nice of her, tbh.