Envy is a terrible thing.
Melecio accused the mostly white crowd of having a double standard that weighed the LGBTQ community above those of “people of color.”
“I wish this many people came out to our racial demonstrations and our Black Lives Matter movement,” Melecio told the crowd, which the Columbia Missourian estimated at more than 800.
One man who left the event upset accused organizers of having invented a “race issue” out of a “homophobic attack” by gunman Omar Mateen, who shot and killed 49 people over three hours at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.
Hey, it’s what they know.
Except once, in this:
The June 15 event also served as a platform for local leaders to vigorously condemn what Tabassum Haleem, executive director of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, called a “barbaric assault.”
“We unequivocally say that such an act of hate-fueled violence has no place in any faith, including Islam,” Haleem said. “As people of faith, we believe that all human beings have the right to safety and security, and that each and every human right is inviolable.”
“Terror” not once.
This is the narrative, as we know.
He testified today:
(CNN)ISIS can draw on a “large cadre of Western fighters” that could attack in the U.S. and the terror threat posed by the group remains as dangerous as ever despite efforts to crush it militarily, the director of the CIA said Thursday.
“Unfortunately, despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach,” CIA Director John Brennan testified to Congress using another acronym for the group.
“The resources needed for terrorism are very modest, and the group would have to suffer even heavier losses of territory, manpower and money for its terrorist capacity to decline significantly,” Brennan added. “In fact, as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda.”
Brennan warned that the group already is preparing more attacks, including by infiltrating refugees into western nations.
What, me worry? says Obama, refusing to even talk about, focused on “home-grown extremism,” emphasis on extremism. A blind spot at best, right?
Serves on a subcommittee that says Dept. of Homeland Security should not use “sharia” and “jihad” and other Muslim terms when discussing terrorism.
Aiming not to offend, apparently. And to keep us in the dark.