What if they were black or Muslim?

by David Safier

UnknownTwo people in Vegas planned to abduct, torture and kill police officers. They are "sovereign citizens," who are considered domestic terrorists.

The plotters, David Allen Brutsche and Devon Campbell Newman, don't have a race or religion. In other words, they're white and they're not Muslim. That means we don't have to increase our surveillance of people associated with them by color or religion.

If they were black, that would be used to justify the killing of Treyvon Martin and New York's stop-and-frisk law — people would demand the law be used as a model for cities across the nation — a Fox News twofer. If they were Muslim and their plot was in the name of jihad instead of some far, far right wing craziness, we'd have to go on full terror alert, and some "patriots" would most likely take out a few Muslims, or Sikhs — Sikhs wear those weird wrap thingies on their heads, and who knows what kind of weapons they're hiding in there? They must be up to no good.

But they're not black, and they're not Muslim. They're just members of the human race who took a wrong turn somewhere in their lives. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.

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