The Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has called for the immediate removal of all Civil War era Confederacy monuments that exist in the United States.
The idea to rid the country of the Confederate monuments, like the frenzy a few years back with the Confederate flag, is that these represent racism at its basest level. Racism, presumably in the sense that it is inherently wrong, drives those who portray themselves as above all that to tear themselves away from their Xboxes and PlayStations and pour out into the streets in protest of ideals that often times they don’t really understand, nor do they care to understand.
Therefore, as I understand this, the protests to destroy the Confederate monuments are nothing more than finding outrage in objectionable culture and expressing it through censoring or complete erasure.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), America’s largest Muslim civil rights group, is calling on state and local governments all over the United States to tear down all monuments and memorials commemorating Confederate leaders and the short-lived Confederate States of America.
CAIR joined several groups asking for the removal of Confederate memorials in the wake of a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally that turned violent over the weekend. At the Charlottesville, Va. rally, James Alex Fields, a rally attendee, allegedly plowed his grey Dodge Challenger through a large group of people on a pedestrian mall. One woman, Heather Heyer, died in the incident. About 20 other people suffered injuries.
Nihad Awad, CAIR’s national executive director, urged state and local governments to erase every symbol and every vestige of Confederate history immediately.
“A fitting response to the deadly terror attack on anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville would be for officials in states and cities nationwide to immediately announce that every street, every school, every flag, and every public memorial honoring those who took up arms in defense of white supremacy and slavery will be removed or have its name changed to instead honor those who fought for civil rights,” Awad said in a statement to The Daily Caller.
“Removal of these memorials would be a small step forward in turning the page on the darkest period in our nation’s history,” Awad also said.
On Saturday, CAIR denounced President Donald Trump for his remarks about the white supremacist rally. Trump exhibited a “failure of moral leadership,” the Muslim advocacy group said.
If we are to take this seriously and agree that horrible injustices in our past that were represented by these groups must be erased, destroyed, or otherwise overruled, I suggest that we begin doing so…ACROSS THE BOARD. Do you, CAIR spokespeople, REALLY want to go there?
Because I would love nothing more than to begin with the very broad, then specific actions of denouncing:
- Muslims who kill others as infidels
- Muslims who rape women as a matter of right
- Muslims who practice “honor killing”
- Muslims who practice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Muslims who state that Jews must be exterminated and Israel wiped off the face of the Earth
- Muslims who push Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) worldwide
- Muslims who practice Taharrush (the “rape game”)
- Muslims who support sharia law over American laws
- Muslims who claim the Holocaust is a fabricated myth
- Muslims who agree that the Caliphate must happen and are working actively toward achieving it rather than assimilation.
That’s just a starting point. We can get more specific from there. But, yes, by all means, if you’re absolutely serious about all this, let’s begin banning a lot of things. Let’s ban a few monuments right now. How about these?
Here’s the monument in commemoration of Hi Jolly and the Legend of the Camel Corps in Arizona.
Now, I’m not exactly sure if he was an advocate of beheading infidels, but…
And then there’s this one in New Jersey for Mohammed Alexander Russell Webb, an American who is on record as the first non-Muslim to convert to Islam in 1898. He’s buried in Lyndhurst, NJ.
Once we begin disassembling these monuments, we can widen our path of destruction and attempts to erase history by going after other prominent Muslims. Now, again, I’m not sure how they actually felt about the modern-day issues of radical Islamic jihad, but that’s not really what’s being debated here, is it?
If we’re going to be honest, we really don’t know what many of these generals and war heroes in the Civil War felt about slavery. Some, I’m sure, are on record as having upheld it. Some, on the other hand, are certainly on record as having opposed it. They were merely fighting on the side of the Confederacy because the South was their home, nothing more complicated than that. And while you can argue all you want the moral outrage in that kind of indifference, the fact is that we can say exactly the same about many of these Muslim men in history.
How about this monument in New York City? Yes, you’re right. It’s Malcolm X. And he was a Muslim. What did he believe about radical jihadism? I’m sure there are many scholars out there who know. I’m also sure that there are many scholars out there who are apologists for him who tend to haze over certain facts and beliefs.
Whatever your take, the fact is, if we’re talking purely on a basis of being morally outraged against horrid human behavior of one group versus another group, and we’re not looking specifically at the individuals we’re persecuting (as is the broad case with the Confederate monuments), Malcolm X fits the bill, doesn’t he? If someone’s morally outraged, then this has got to go. Isn’t that the cause?
CAIR is speaking about “war heroes” of the Confederacy, so what of other types of heroes? What about sports heroes?
Muhammad Ali was one of my heroes as a kid. I loved him, his sense of humor, and especially his prowess and skill. Unfortunately, he belonged to that group that is responsible for many unspeakable things. May we add his statue to the mix? I don’t know how he felt about these issues. I like to think that he would have thought they were the most reprehensible things that faced mankind.
CAIR claims that they do not disagree with many jihadist beliefs. However, they’ve supported horrible organizations like Hamas. If CAIR is calling for the Confederate monuments to be torn down, then…unfortunately…that must include the Muhammad Ali statue as well, because while we don’t know exactly where he stood on these issues, we just shouldn’t take the chance, should we?
How about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Shaquille O’Neal?
Should these also be removed…erased from our history? We can still ask these gentlemen how they view the issues of today, thankfully.
But even if we hear their answer, does that guarantee that they are telling us the truth? I mean, look at CAIR. They lied to us about their support of Hamas.
And if we finally take action here, shouldn’t we then move on to other forms of hero worship of people who were morally bereft?
How about Senator Robert Byrd? He is a revered member of Congress. The longest serving senator in the history of that body. Fifty-one years! That’s a very long time. He was one of Hillary Clinton’s heroes, as a matter of fact.
Senator Byrd was also a ranking member of the KKK. And not in his youth, as many like to say in his defense. He was a member for many, many years, well into his thirties. He was also a Democrat.
Shall we tear down the medical treatment facility in Huntington, West Virginia, named after him?
What about books? Those are tricky little blighters, aren’t they? On the one hand, they represent our written history, but on the other, they also tell us things about our past that perhaps are painful to read or hear. Our children today, especially those in our universities, are much too sensitive to be subjected to the kinds of “hate speech” some of those history books embody.
And museums? Don’t even get me started on those! They are nothing more than a cornucopia of cultural information that can be nuanced in a way to veer away from the truth, but at the end of the day, really, the truth is there, laid bare, clear as day.
But isn’t that what our history is all about? Aren’t these monuments daily reminders of our past, good and bad? Aren’t they there to commemorate a certain event, or series of events, or a specific action by a specific individual that was somehow noteworthy?
ISIS is known to destroy everything around it once it invades that area. Why would they do that? Ostensibly, they say it’s to follow the command of Allah, to purge the evil of idol worship and false gods. But isn’t it interesting that another way to keep control of an area…or a people…is to erase their past, the very essence of who they are and were. Once you’ve erased the memory of someone, they no longer exist and are powerless to resist, because there is no longer anything left of their humanity.
Now, of course I don’t believe that any of these ridiculous suggestions above are valid. I would never advocate the erasure of history. We make the foolish powerful when we delete our past. That’s all we accomplish. So then, what is this really all about?
Is this push by the Left perhaps something else entirely?
The Left is really pressing for this cleansing to take place and there is an urgency there that really makes one scratch his head and wonder. The urgency reminds me of when Bill Clinton had lied to protect his dignity about Lewinsky. It also reminds me of the urgency to end the debate about Benghazi, and the Hillary email scandal. How about the urgency to stop the investigation into Seth Rich’s murder. Or the Awan Brothers and their role in the DNC computer issues. Or Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s urgency to ensure that her laptop was returned to her by the Capitol police. The urgency to end the debate about the Iran Nuclear Deal and the exchange of hostages and ransom money?
The list goes on and on.
WHAT IF THIS PUSH TO COMPLETELY ERASE THE CONFEDERACY AND REFERENCES TO SLAVERY ARE PURPOSEFULLY MEANT TO ERASE THE COMPLETE SATURATION OF CULPABILITY BY THE DEMOCRAT PARTY FOR THIS TERRIBLE PERIOD IN OUR HISTORY?
WHAT IF THIS IS ALL ABOUT MASKING AND ERADICATING A RAPIDLY DECOMPOSING TRUTH THAT THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS THE PARTY OF RACISM AND THE PARTY OF SLAVERY AND SEGREGATION?
On Monday evening, a group of protestors toppled a monument to Confederate soldiers in Durham, North Carolina.
These kids don’t know it, but they may be accomplices in one of the all-time biggest scams in the history of this country. Ladies and gentlemen of the Millennials…you may have just been played.
Source: The Daily Caller