Bernie Sanders Vows to Fight ‘Islamophobia’ – Radical Islam?… Not so much (VIDEO)
Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders has vowed to fight Islamophobia but doesn’t seem to have any concerns avout radical Islam. In a recent appearance at George Mason University, Sanders embraced a Muslim student activist on stage.
The Hill reports:
Sanders promises to lead fight against Islamophobia
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday invoked his ancestors’ deaths in Holocaust concentration camps as he embraced a Muslim student and promised to lead the fight against racism.
“Let me be very personal if I might. I’m Jewish, my father’s family died in concentration camps,” he said to the student at a town hall speech in Virginia who asked how he would stand up to Islamophobia.
“I will do everything that I can to rid this country of the ugly stain of racism that has existed for far too many years.”
Sanders chronicled racism and discrimination’s historical roots in American culture, arguing that groups have always tried to play one group off against each other.
“Our job is to build a nation in which we all stand together as one,” he said.
“There is a lot of anger being generated, hatred being generated against Muslims in this country, that is absolutely correct. There is hatred being generated against immigrants in this country. “
This video highlights the exchange and the student:
Writing at Breitbart, Pamela Geller puts it in perspective:
Once again, the party of treason is leading the fight not against those who are waging a holy war to destroy us, but against those who oppose jihad terror…
It’s ironic that Sanders would invoke the Holocaust in saying that he would fight against “Islamophobia,” since during World War II, the Islamic world aligned with Hitler. Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and effectively the leader of the Muslim world, raised Muslim armies for Hitler, waged war on behalf of the Nazis in Iraq, and conducted pogroms against the Palestinian Jews in the British Mandate of Palestine.
It also bears mentioning that the Muslim world never apologized for its role in the Holocaust. Instead, it continued to pursue Hitler’s objectives, and Mein Kampf has for years been a perpetual bestseller in Egypt, Turkey and elsewhere among Muslims.