American Olympian fencer, Ibtihaj Muhammad, is a Muslim and the first American to compete in an Olympic games wearing a Hijab.
The left loves their identity politics and firsts, even if their first involves a highly controversial symbol that many in the west see as anathema to western culture and women’s rights. To liberals, as long as it’s anti-Christian or anti-American, it’s good to go.
[I feel unsafe] all the time. I had someone follow me home from practice and try to report me to police. And this is right on 28th and 7th in New York City…
I want people to know that as hard as [these racist incidents] are on me, they don’t come even close to things we’ve seen like the shooting in North Carolina or the rhetoric around the Khan family at the DNC.
It’s ridiculous and we as a country have to change and I feel like this is our moment.”
So let’s get this straight, things are just so terrible in America for this Olympic athlete yet she chooses to stay here? Interesting.
Of course it’s not politically correct, the truth usually isn’t, but did anyone find out if any of her male relatives gave her permission to speak?
You know what else “doesn’t come close” to her whiny story and are much worse? San Bernardino, Orlando, 9/11, Brussels, Paris, etc. etc. Add to that list massive human rights abuses against Christians and women including rape, torture and murder in the name of Islam.
Someone allegedly tried to call the police on her… Someone call the wahmbulance!
Muhammad’s whining tour included this quote in the Associated Press:
“I wish that, not just my life, but the lives of Muslims all over the world were a little bit easier, particularly in the United States. I’m hoping that with my first-time appearance as a member of Team USA here at the Olympics, I’m hoping that the rhetoric around the Muslim community will change.”
She acknowledges the treatment of Muslims around the world — you know, where women are stoned to death for the crime of being raped, or where Christians, even children, are being crucified–but manages to make it all about her again, as one would expect from a whiner.
She is right though, Muslims have brought this archaic, barbaric Sharia law garbage to America where women and girls are killed in so-called “honor killings,” and female genital mutilation is happening more and more frequently. Some of the great contributions to America by Islam, the “religion of peace.”
You know what could help change the rhetoric? Being grateful for the enormous opportunities and freedoms you are extraordinarily lucky to benefit from here instead of constantly complaining about perceived injustices.
Instead of Muslims like Muhammad constantly expecting everyone to understand their plight, how about they take a moment to exercise some sensitivity. Horrendous acts are being done in the name of their religion and people in the west are understandably skittish.
Perhaps Muhammad could use her platform to call out the horrible things being done to women and other minorities — such as Christians — throughout the Islamic world, as well as the jihad radical Islamists have waged on the west?
Maybe when Muslims like her step up and do that, the “rhetoric” toward Muslims will change.
Nope, it’s more fun to play the victim and expect everyone else to treat you like a special snowflake. If things are so bad here, I guess it’s time to mosey on back to where you came from, provided she has permission from a man of course…