Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL running for governor of Missouri got a bit creative when it came to fundraising for his campaign.
He’s selling “ISIS Hunting Permits” to raise funds, for the reasonable price of $10 apiece. He’s also offering stickers autographed by Rob O’Neill (the SEAL who killed Bin Ladin) for $100.
A GOP gubernatorial candidate issued himself an "ISIS hunting permit".
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 30, 2016
Quite predictably, this was met with backlash from liberals, who are apparently unaware that this bumper sticker doesn’t actually grant anyone license to kill. FOX 2 Now reports:
The Executive Director for the Counsel on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Missouri, Faizan Syed, says the group stands against ISIS but he feels Greitens’ message may put Missouri Muslims in danger if it ends up in the wrong hands.
“The problem is with his target audience. Amongst them are radicals in this country who don’t know the difference between the two [Muslims and radical Islamists],” said Faizan Syed.
“Those are the people who we have to be worried about when they get a bumper sticker saying ‘here’s your permit to attack ISIS’. When they see a woman at Walmart with her children and they say, ‘this looks like ISIS, I’m going to attack ISIS,’ that is when the real trouble begins,” he said.
So according to Syed, we’re supposed to believe that Americans won’t be able to tell the difference between ISIS and people they see at Walmart once they come in contact with one of these bumper stickers.
Greitens’ response to Syed is better than anything I could say: “The reason there’s this confusion is that unfortunately we have a commander-in-chief who is unwilling to say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’,” said Greitens. “The people ISIS have hurt the most, who’ve been murdered the most, are the Muslim community.”
We’re all capable of telling the difference between normal Muslims and ISIS. Apparently the only people who aren’t are those in CAIR’s leadership, which isn’t surprising considering they’re designated as a terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]