Quoteworthy

Cherokee educator Diamond answers questions about cultural artifacts at the Cherokee Heritage Festival at Red Clay State Park on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Cleveland, Tenn. The festival marks the first time since 1838 that the three federally recognized Cherokee tribes have met at the park.

The most memorable quotes in the Chattanooga Times Free Press for Aug. 30-Sept. 5:

"I came here as a child, but I didn't really understand what this place means. Now my kids and family come here, and I teach them the legacy and show them what's going on. It has so much meaning now for all of us."

- Brandon Jones, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians tribal councilman, at Red Clay State Historic Park

"Islam is communism with a god a state, wrapped in a religion so they can get the tax breaks, so they cannot have government intrusion into their mosques. They are able to use our own system against us."

- Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond at Pachyderm Club

"When you've got sheriffs saying they're going to monitor law-abiding citizens based solely on their faith, and that Muslims are trying to take over the country, these are the kinds of statements you heard in pre-war Germany about another minority faith community."

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