It didn’t take long at all after the Charleston shooting for the media and political class to lead a national campaign to ban the Confederate battle flag from our society in an attempt to erase a large chunk of America’s history. And it all had to do with photos of Dylann Roof holding a Confederate flag.
The media’s link between the flag and Roof’s murderous acts was made immediately. And they’d acknowledge that while not everyone was a racist bigot who was in possession of that flag, they argued that it as well as every other symbol of “racism” and “slavery” – such as Confederate general and soldier statues, monuments, etc. – needed to be purged from our culture because of what those things supposedly came to symbolize.
Of course, there were also photos of Roof burning the American flag, which people do today on First Amendment grounds, and with little or no media attention. No need to make any racist connections there though.
What do these same people do in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Chattanooga where a Muslim opened fire at military recruitment centers in the name of Allah? It wouldn’t take long to find a picture or a statement that links Abdulazeez to Islam.
But what do liberals do in response? Ban Islam in America? Crack down on Muslims? No, they celebrate it:
New York’s Empire State Building was lit in green late Friday to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
The green light will shine until the famous skyscraper closes to the public at 2:00 am (0600 GMT), when the building traditionally turns out its lights.
The skyscraper has carried out the tradition “for several years now — it is an annual lighting,” a building spokeswoman told AFP.
The Empire State Building famously shines specific colors for a number of religious holidays — pastel shades for Easter, blue and white for Hanukkah, and red and green for Christmas.
It also has marked a number of events — red, white and blue for the US women’s World Cup victory, rainbow colors for gay Pride Week, and blue, white and purple for World Oceans Day on June 8.
The tower is otherwise illuminated in white each night.
The privately-owned building receives hundreds of requests each year to be lit in particular colors for various causes and events.
Although it does not make its selection process public, it does not accept requests for political campaigns, religious figures and organizations, or personal events.
“Ramadan is the most violent month of the year in the Islamic world, because Ramadan is the month in which Muslims renew their devotion to Allah, and violent jihad is a supreme act of devotion to Allah.”
How does this celebration make any sense at all? Our society is more than willing and ecstatic to burn any semblance of Christianity left in America on account of a few psychos who aren’t even Christians. But even though Islam has claimed thousands and thousands of lives, including those lost on 9/11 and those of Christians who are continuing to be tortured and beheaded abroad, we’re supposed to play along using this sort of defense: “Let’s not be quick to judge an entire religion on account of a few radicals.”
So, let’s burn the Confederate flag because of Dylann Roof, but let’s celebrate Islam, which continues to be one of the most oppressive and violent religions in the world – second to Statism, which has claimed hundreds of millions of lives in the name of the “common good.”