Every time some Muslim blows up a plane, or a train, or kills innocent people, we hear from the Left how we should not judge all Muslims because of a few extremists. Our current President tells us, not to "jump to conclusions."
Talking heads on TV try to calm us down and reassure us that Islam is the "Religion of Peace." Yet these same politicians and liberal media hacks are going on a rampage attacking their fellow Americans because allegedly a few used racial slurs at a Tea Party protest (with no corroboration from numerous video recordings). I am not defending the racial slurs if they were used. The language is disgusting and there is no place for it. However, what happened to the tolerance that we're supposed to show to Muslims? Shouldn't our fellow Americans get the same treatment?
If there were a few bad, ugly people at the protest and they called names, is that more evil than flying planes into buildings or cutting off a journalist's head? So why are we told to be tolerant and not judge a whole group based on the actions of a tens of thousands of Al Qaeda members but we can condemn millions of Americans based on the actions of what 1, 10, maybe 100 Americans who called names?
This is not about the name calling, this is being used to stifle debate, to try and silence the movement and discredit the movement. My solution is simple. I would boycott any newspaper, magazine, television network or website that will not report this fairly. Let them know and let their sponsors know that we will not fall for this kind of intimidation. They are already losing money. Most of them are on the brink. They cannot afford to lose 50 million viewers/readers.
George Louvis blogs at letschatnj.com and can be reached at email@example.com