The Republican party faces a dilemma. They claim to be kind and gentle, compassionate conservatives, while their behavior portrays the polar opposite. For example, Republicans are hell bent on condemning Obama for not using the word Islamic in conjunction with condemning terrorists. Could it be that they want to shift attention away from their own terrorist tactics?
Every other year since 2003, hundreds of Muslim Texans – families, young students, community leaders – caravan in from around the state to meet on the steps of the august Texas State Capitol building in Austin. They hope to meet lawmakers, advocate for issues important to them, and just learn about the American political process.
Previous gatherings have mostly gone without a hitch, organizers say. But on Thursday, during the seventh biennial Texas Muslim Capitol Day, the hundreds who gathered were met by a group of angry protesters, who heckled and jeered the crowd as they began – as Texas political events often do – with prayer and the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Emotions have run high as world events, including the rise of the Islamic State militant group and the terrorist massacre in Paris, have sparked pockets of anti-Muslim sentiment throughout the Western world. On Thursday, the protesters, about two dozen members of the Patriot Defense Foundation [Hate Delinked], shouted slogans such as “Mohammed is dead,” “Go back to Baghdad,” and “Remember 9/11.” Some of the group’s signs read "Save America, Stop Islam" and "Go Home and Take Obama with You."…
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It was actually far worse than the article lets on. Rachel Maddow covered this event in detail, and others, as part of her coverage of Obama’s statement on bigotry.
The problem here is obvious. Obama seems right to us. We are not terrorists, and America is not at war with Islam. O’Lielly and his declaration of Holy War seem right to Republicans. The Republican Party are the terrorists, and they are at war with Islam. Sadly, we are confronted with terrorism on two fronts, one foreign and one domestic. The most dangerous terrorists of all are the elected kind.