One of the deciding difference between liberal and conservative ideologies can be found in how businesses conduct themselves. While liberals believe that the ends justify the means and social justice requires forcing businesses to cede control of their policies to the government, conservatives are often of the belief that businesses should be allowed to do business with whomever they choose.
For some, that means refusing to arm Muslims as America becomes more endangered by the threat of radical Islam on our soil.
A Tennessee man, who is Muslim, claims that at a recent gun show in Mississippi, he was supposedly discriminated against by sellers who refused to sell firearms to Muslims.
At Tri-Lake Productions Mississippi Gun and Knife Show in Southaven, the man reportedly encountered a sign stating, “NO GUNS FOR MUSLIMS.”
“We asked the individual that had the sign posted ‘Hey who’s in charge of this booth? I’d like to purchase this gun. I am a Muslim,’” the man, who did not wish to be identified, claimed. “Nobody gave us attention. If anything we were kinda just zoned out and overlooked.”
Another sign reportedly read, “Sorry, we don’t sell guns to terrorists or Democrats! It’s too hard to tell the difference!”
The Muslim man claims that he is not mad, but rather embarrassed.
“Embarrassed for the simple fact that we are Americans just like everybody else. Born, raised and educated in the United States. So I have as much into the United States as anybody else does. The difference is my faith.”
While this man likely practices his religion in peace, the fact of the matter is that we are currently engaged in a war with Muslims who are radical, but camouflage themselves as peaceful Muslims. Until the Muslim community appears more concerned about purging their communities of those who sully their religion with violence, the sad truth is that sentiments like these will only become more common, not less.
At a time when liberals are clamoring for government intervention to undermine the Second Amendment to keep guns out of the hands of the supposedly dangerous, such a belief system is incompatible with their outrage when arms dealers refuse service to adherents to a faith that motivates Islamic zealots to murder on a wholesale and barbarous level.
In truth, no American should be denied his Second Amendment rights. However, if there are to be prohibitions on the selling of arms, let it come from decisions made by the private sector and not the government who stands as the greatest enemy to American freedom.
The situation should provoke an interesting dialogue in leftist circles. While the left abhors gun ownership, they do love to defend Muslims and full-heartedly approve of forcing businesses to violate their own principles to accommodate a minority population.
So, the question here is: which do they hate more? Gun owners or politically incorrect, non-Muslim business owners?