The guy Trump is vetting as Vice President shared a super racist conspiracy oriented video about Muslims. I know, you’re shocked.
Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn tweeted in February, “Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL: please forward this to others: the truth fears no questions…”
Fear of Muslims is RATIONAL: please forward this to others: the truth fears no questions… https://t.co/NLIfKFD9lU
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) February 27, 2016
The retired General somehow overlooked the Muslims serving in our armed forces.
Underneath the Youtube we have a rant of epic proportions, of which I will only share in small bits because I just ate:
And please keep in mind that term Islamophobia is an OXYMORON since having a Phobia means having an IRRATIONAL FEAR.
Fearing Islam which wants 80% of humanity Enslaved or EXTERMINATED is totally RATIONAL and hence cannot possibly be called a Phobia. This video is not limited to any one religion but the following is true:
Then they go on to list attacks done by people they say “was/were a Muslim”. Naturally they do not list the long list of wars and attacks started by Christians, because you know, that would be awkward.
Islamophobia is actually quite real and it too often leads to hate crimes. The Huffington Post started a running list of “violence, harassment and intimidation and bigotry against Muslims in the United States and Canada since the self-described Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.”
It’s not pretty. As of December 2015, there were at least 73 incidents of Islamophobic acts since the November 13 Paris attacks.
In December of 2015, Omar Alnatou wrote a piece in Huff Po titled “Muslims Are Not Terrorists: A Factual Look at Terrorism and Islam.” One of his points is shared below (please note the study cited is from 2013):
If you are scared of Muslims then you should also be scared of household furniture and toddlers: A study carried out by the University of North Carolina showed that less than 0.0002% of Americans killed since 9/11 were killed by Muslims. (Ironically, this study was done in Chapel Hill: the same place where a Caucasian non-Muslim killed three innocent Muslims as the mainstream media brushed this terrorist attack off as a parking dispute). Based on these numbers, and those of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the average American is more likely to be crushed to death by their couch or television than they are to be killed by a Muslim.
The conspiracy video goes on to raise many false flags, which I’m not including for monotony reasons. There’s a lot more weirdness and then they claim Muslims are happy in the UK because of welfare benefits (conservatives can’t stop equating “welfare” with minorities even though this is not accurate in the U.S.).
There’s more misery and fear-mongering and then it ends with the usual conservative whine about how horrid it is to be called a hate monger for being one, “Please forward a link to this video to help spread the word that virtually all terrorism today throughout the world is ISLAMIC…and risk being called a hate monger for telling the truth about Islamic hate mongers.”
This is the man Donald Trump is vetting for VP. Mind you, Trump has not ruled out refusing to take the job as president if he wins, so ostensibly, this charming conspiracy monger could be our next president.
The Military Times reported that Flynn “was reportedly forced out of his role after sparring with Obama advisers on a range of policy decisions, and has called for Clinton to suspend her presidential campaign while justice officials review whether she and her aides mishandled classified information during her time in Obama’s Cabinet.”
Flynn told Foreign Policy that he is a registered Democrat.
It should surprise no one that Trump, who can’t or doesn’t care to vet information to save himself, would be drawn to someone else who spreads a conspiracy-oriented racist video.
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