: Jun 17, 2016

What do you see when you look at these two men? Radical Christians? Lone wolves? Today I attended a memorial which marks the Charleston massacre exactly one yea…

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What do you see when you look at these two men? Radical Christians? Lone wolves? Today I attended a memorial which marks the Charleston massacre exactly one year ago in which Dylan Roof, who had white supremacist views and posed with the confederate flag, walked into a church and murdered 9 innocent black worshippers.

Yesterday Tommy Mair, a right wing white supremacist, lunged at Labour MP Jo Cox and murdered her supposedly shouting “Britian First.” Imagine if he was shouting Allahu Akbar? Imagine what the news cycle would look like right now? Jo Cox was a woman who championed the Syrian refugee cause and was a proponent of tolerance and diversity. Her husband rightly said that we should “focus on the hate that took her life.”

The double standards of media and politicians is sickening. It’s time we stand against all forms of bigotry and hatred, as opposed to conveniently trying to make extremism exclusively “Islamic.” There is no difference between Omar Mateen, Dylan Roof, and Tommy Mair. We only cover them differently.

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