The radical xenophobes of Aberdeen’s absurdly commafied “Americans First, Task Force” continue to stroke their anti-Muslim bigotry. Under a post about the London van/knife attack last Saturday, AF,TF writes (with more inept puncutation), “This attack is sad. However, what is equally said is the grave narrative: Islam is a religion of peace, will continue to to be sold to the public, as the blood of the Islamic terrorist victims still wets the ground.”
Panic and hatred flow forth in the comments, with just a couple glimmers of hope and patriotic rejection of stereotyping:
Some neighbors try to call out the xenophobes but are met with paranoia impervious to reason… and a call to deport all Muslims:
Aberdeen City Council candidate Kaleb Weis posts a slogan blurb on his campaign Facebook page about needing to “find ways to help out newest citizens acclimate to our culture while learning and understanding the laws that keep us all safe and living harmoniously…” a funny thing for a city council candidate to talk about, since such education is the purview of the school board, an office for which he did not run. This comment draws out more xenophobia which he lets stand with correction on his campaign page:
“Remove all refugees… deport them”—how cowardly, un-American, and un-Christian.
I’m pleased to see at least a few of my neighbors trying to fight back against the ignorance and hatred in our midst.