By Hunter Wallace
It has been a slow day here at C of CC headquarters.
Now that Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez has made international news for his shooting spree in Chattanooga, I am disappointed that the mainstream media suddenly doesn’t want to talk to us anymore. No reporters have called us to ask us about our opinion on the jihadist massacre in Tennessee.
Who could have ever predicted that?
In October 2013, I personally helped to organize a protest in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, TN against the US federal government’s policy of refugee resettlement which is changing the culture and demographics of Tennessee. League of the South and C of CC members took to the streets of Tennessee and spent hours holding signs that read “It’s wrong to replace us” and “No jihad in Tennessee.” We distributed fliers and literature that warned local residents that the US federal government was dumping thousands of radical Muslims in their midst.
In Murfreesboro, TN, the construction of an enormous mosque had become a flashpoint in the region, and we wanted to draw attention to the threat posed by Islamic terrorists who were already by then well established in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, which had been used as a beachhead to finance and export terrorism to Somalia. We were counter-protested by a group called the “Tennessee Anti-Racist Coalition” which came out to call us “racists” and “white supremacists” and tell us on video, “There is no jihad in Tennessee. That’s ridiculous.”
The SPLC, too, chimed in to condemn our protest against the jihadists in Tennessee. The anti-hate squad had our hotel reservations cancelled twice in Shelbyville and has long been opposed to what it decries as “anti-Muslim activism” in Tennessee. In the photos above, I stood side by side my fellow League and C of CC members warning against Tennessee becoming a dumping ground for refugees and immigrants and a breeding ground for Islamic terrorists, while the SPLC chirped about the rising tide of “Islamophobia” in the region.
The leftwing media also made a point of decrying our “racist” and “Islamophobic” protest in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville. The Shelbyville Times-Gazette called us “the worst of the South” and “a group of totally misguided people” who “want to bring back a former Southern tradition of prejudice” and who “falsely claims the “government” is “imposing an alien (Islamic) culture” and “replacing the people and culture of Tennessee.”
Now listen to what the Chattanooga Times Free Press had to say about Yasmeen Abdulazeez, the sister of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, back in 2010 in an article titled, “Muslim teens seek acceptance, understanding”:
“Before graduating from Red Bank High School, Abdulazeez said some of the students would harass her. She said she saw that as an opportunity to dispel misconceptions about her faith.
“I’m not afraid to go straight toward them and ask them, ‘Do you really know what Islam is?’ ” Abdulazeez said. “There’s this misconception that Islam is a violent religion. Muslims are actually peaceful.”
The leftwing media, which pumps out BS like this on a daily basis, has spent the last month smearing the C of CC and demonizing the entire South over the Confederate Battle Flag and demanding that all Southerners be browbeaten and collectively punished because of the actions of one crazed individual fanatic. Don’t hold your breath though waiting for them to hold Islam, that religion of peace, to the same standard that they established in Charleston.