Don’t Whites and Non-Muslims Have Individual Rights Too?

During a panel discussion on CNN Monday morning, Symone Sanders and Carl Higbie vehemently argued about the anti-Donald Trump protests that have taken place across the country since the election.

“I’m sorry,” Sanders interrupted. “Hate crimes and protesting are not the same things. We cannot normalize this, Carl.”

Sanders explained that a “hate crime is a crime that is committed against somebody because of their religion, because of what they look like, because of their sexual orientation. That is not the same thing as protesting. … We have to be very deliberate about that.”

“What do you say to the people who dragged a poor white guy out of a car and beat him?” Higbie countered.

“Oh, my goodness, poor white people!” Sanders exclaimed. “Please, stop. Stop it, Carl.”

There you have it. If you’re white, crimes against you don’t matter — or at least, they matter less. If you’re non-white, a crime matters, even if it’s not actually a crime, such as voting for Donald Trump.

Take Muslims. The problem with Islam isn’t that people irrationally hate it. The problem with Islam is that it’s responsible for nearly all of the world’s terrorism, not just now but for the last 30 or 40 years, at least. The irrational hatred is on the side of those who promote Islam, along with the violence done relentlessly in its name. The problem is likewise with those who claim not to condone Islam’s violence while condemning anyone who talks about retaliating against it in any meaningful, decisive way.

The whole concept of “hate crime” is a corrupt one. A crime is a crime. If you murder an innocent person, the legal penalty should be the same — and quite strong — whether you killed them for reasons of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or anything else. We don’t reduce a sentence because a criminal assaults or kills for “non-hateful” reasons. Why on earth increase a sentence because a criminal kills for reasons of race, gender, sexual orientation and so forth?

Notice how politically correct sycophants like Symone Sanders have smuggled “religion” into the protected category of groups who can be victims of hate crimes. Since when did religion become a protected class? And why only Islam? Shouldn’t we at least have a discussion about that first? Religions can stand for things that violate the rights of the individual. Islam is a glaring example, since many advocates of Islam stand for slaughter of people who disagree with them.

As a progressive, Symone Sanders would be the first to agree that Christians or members of other religious groups are capable of violating the private property or individual rights of citizens who do not share their religious beliefs. It does not happen with nearly the frequency or severity of the brutal attacks against others by Muslims, although we’re not supposed to say that, at least not in her twisted universe.

Her revealing comment shows that it’s not the rights and well-being of the individual that Symone Sanders cares about. Not in the least. She only cares about racial group warfare, and she wants her groups (blacks, Muslims, others) to win. Otherwise, why would she denigrate a crime against a white person, while elevating even an insult against a Muslim or a black individual to the level of a hate crime? It’s a warped attitude, but it’s warped because of her amazingly faulty and distorted premises and thinking.

And these are the sort of people we would have elevated to permanent status on a Hillary Clinton Supreme Court and in an Obama third or fourth term! And Donald Trump is supposed to be a racist. Things are truly mad in the left-wing universe of people like CNN’s Symone Sanders.

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