For the first time, CAIR, a Muslim Brotherhood front group, will have a float in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Tulsa on Nov. 11, and many veterans are outraged by it. Larry Williamson, a member of the Tulsa 912 Project, a conservative organization, said it is “atrocious” to ask veterans to “march alongside people who represent our enemies in a current war.”
Hopefully, Oklahomans will show their outrage by interfering with the float’s ability to participate in the parade in any way they can. Stand in front of it if you have to. Do not let it denigrate our veterans.
Tulsa World: “I believe all American entrants whom the parade is intended to honor should be made aware as soon as possible that they are being asked to share their honor with an American affiliate of the terrorism-linked Muslim Brotherhood – CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), a sworn enemy of the United States and our ally Israel and an enemy in our current war on the Islamic jihad in which American soldiers are fighting and dying,” he said in a letter to the Tulsa World.
Asked why he uses the term Muslim Brotherhood instead of CAIR, Williamson said the FBI has identified CAIR as an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. CAIR has consistently lied that it has no connections with any terrorist groups. (See chart below)
Downtrend: What better way to honor the veterans who have sacrificed everything to fight radical Islam than a Muslim-theme float? Oh wait, that’s the complete opposite of honoring our veterans. In fact, it’s a deeply offensive smack in the face to our brave men and women who have fought and died in the Middle East opposing this hateful ideology. But hey, political correctness, inclusion, and whatever, right?
First of all, a float in a Veterans Day parade should represent veterans, not a violent anti-American religion. Secondly, how many “indigenous people” from the US are Muslims? I’d be willing to bet none.
Patsy Varnell, vice president of the Tulsa Veterans Day Parade Association, confirmed that CAIR-Oklahoma’s application to be in the parade has been accepted. “The parade is nonreligious,” said Varnell. If the parade is nonreligious, why the hell would they approve a Muslim float? She is aware that Islam claims to be a religion, isn’t she?
I wonder if this will remind people of the recent savage beheading of a Christian grandmother, as well as an attempted beheading of a second woman by a Muslim convert in the Vaughn food plant in Oklahoma.
“We feel that we are exercising the rights established by the Constitution of freedom of speech, and this group has the right to participate. We do not want any problems, but we have to be fair to everybody,” continued Varnell.
In other words, they didn’t want to get sued by CAIR or have Obama’s Muslim-friendly Justice Department open an investigation. As for the problems, I suspect there will be more than a few. I find it hard to believe that a Muslim float is going to roll through the heartland of America on Veterans Day without evoking some strong outrage.
Entering this float is a tool of incitement on the part of CAIR. They aren’t doing it to honor our veterans; it’s to agitate Americans and invite opposition so they can portray themselves as victims once again.