Saturday, March 12, 2011

Al Green (D-TX)

The Daily Caller reports on U.S. Representative Al Green (D-TX) responding to Congressional hearings on Muslim radicalization in the U.S.:

“I think that all criminals should be prosecuted. I think that all terrorists should be investigated which is why I said we ought to investigate all of them and that would include the KKK,” Green said. “Over a hundred years of terrorism why not investigate them too. They are rooted in a religion as well. Check their website out. You’ll see.”
Others have noted the stupidity of such a statement but I haven’t yet seen anyone point out that his entire analogy is wrong. See, if we’re going to accept the notion that “most Muslims in the world are peaceful and only a handful of extremists have hijacked this Religion of Peace,” then an analogous KKK response should be to issue an apology to it for the past investigations, infiltrations, and prosecutions of it. Al Green and other Democrats then should state that “most KKK members in the U.S. are peaceful and only a handful of extremists have hijacked this Ideology of Peace.” The U.S. government then needs to perform “outreach” to the KKK and try to “win the hearts and minds” of KKK-ers as it tries to learn “why some of them hate.”

But, we live in a world of farce. And so while society will continue ostracizing the KKK (rightfully), it will continue insisting (wrongly) that Islam is a Religion of Peace.

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