By: the Common Constitutionalist
Craig Hicks murdered three young people in North Carolina. More than 5,000 attended the funeral last Thursday, which is more than most heads of state attract.
But these three happened to be Muslim, and because of that the internet erupted with Tweets and comments. Comments like the one printed in The World Post from Seema Huneidi, a 22-year-old Jordanian communications and media specialist who said “I would like to see world leaders condemning their murder.”
Ban Ki-Moon, the U.N. head toady was one of the first out of gate sending a condolence message. I’m sure he sends out similar messages every week to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago over the hundreds of black kids shot dead in that city each year.
Of course, the leader of the free world, our president, Barack Obama had to inject his usual knee-jerk judicial brilliance into the situation when he said “No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.” We recall he did the same with the “stupid” Cambridge cop, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown declarations.