Archive for April 19th, 2013

Quick Hide! The Muslims Are Coming!

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Coming to a townsquare near you!

I just took a tour of some right-wing websites and it was something to see. These paranoids are being whipped into a bleating froth by people terrified of an Islamic Revolution in America.

The alleged Boston bombers come from Chechnya, the Russian republic which has had terrorist acts since the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union.  Some of the terrorism in Russia is by Chechnyan Islamic nut cases who want a separate state.

Exactly what this has to do with a terrorist bomb blast at the Boston Marathon remains unclear.  But right-wing nuts are quick to blame Muslims – probably breathing a sigh of relief the alleged killers aren’t white-power maniacs or extreme Christian nitwits.

People sometimes wonder why I stand behind minorities – especially Muslims in America today.  Two reasons: 1. fanatical Islamic Muslims have as much to do with most Muslims as everyday Christians have to do with the Westboro Baptist Church.  Condemning an entire group of people for the actions of a few whack jobs is negative stereotyping at its worst.  And,

2. I support all minorities. I would have loudly opposed Japanese interment camps of the 1940’s and would’ve stuck up for alleged communists in America’s shameful ‘Red Scare’ of the ’50’s. In the 1960’s I was involved in the Civil Rights movement. All of us who were against the Vietnam war were definitely in the minority – as are those of us against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan today.

America only works for the majority when minorities are protected.