A presentation on plans for a new mosque near Fredericksburg, VA ended with a volley of racist rants made by members of the public.
According to WUSA 9, speaker Samer Shalaby was presenting plans for a new mosque the local Muslim community intended to build on property it already owned. The current Islamic Center is too small, as the community has grown steadily in recent years.
That’s when two men in attendance at the public meeting shouted down Shalaby with claims that all Muslims were “evil” and “terrorists.” The speaker said he didn’t expect such hostility. (video at link)
Masslive.com’s Laura Newberry was sent to cover the protest at the Massachusetts women’s college. But Newberry writes that “reporters who arrived at the sit-in were met with a clear message: Keep out. ”
“We are asking that any journalists or press that cover our story participate and articulate their solidarity with black students and students of color,” a protest leader told Newsberry. “By taking a neutral stance, journalists and media are being complacent in our fight.” She also complained that “[the] media has historically painted radical black movements as violent and aggressive.”
And that’s but a sampling from a few minutes of casual surfing. I’m not certain I could ever again take up arms to defend this nation. The citizens, by and large…….the ignorant sheep that they are…..can go to hell.