A ridiculous article last Thursday in UCLA’s student newspaper, The Daily Bruin, reveals the mindset of those who believe that “Islamophobia” is a bigger threat than jihad terror, and reveals yet again the insidious agenda of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
“It takes a lot of work to marginalize 3.5 million Americans at once,” writes the article’s author, Omar Said, “but the ROTC did just that when it stereotyped Muslims to portray enemy combatants.”
Who are American troops facing in Afghanistan? Methodists?
During a training held by UCLA’s and California State University, Fresno’s Army ROTCs in early April, students acting as enemy soldiers in combat simulations wore clothing commonly worn by civilians in Arab countries. The clothing included kufiyyas and iqals, which are better known as the flowing scarves Arab men traditionally wear on their heads.
It might seem incongruous and wrong for the enemy combatants in the exercise to be dressed as civilians, until one recalls that the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and the rest don’t usually march out in full uniform. Also, they often base their activity in civilian areas in order to claim that U.S. strikes hit non-combatants so that they might win points in the ongoing propaganda war.