Officials for a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Veterans Day parade have made it clear where their priorities lie. A group calling themselves “Confederate Veterans Lives Matter” have been turned-down for a float in this year’s parade in keeping with the liberal vendetta against all things Southern and all things Confederate. However, in a move that betrays a shocking bias on the part of event organizers, officials approved without question a float from the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an outspoken group that consistently prioritizes Muslim values over American ones.
Naturally, the move has sparked controversy as veterans remain some of the most-patriotic Americans and the inclusion of a float dedicated to Muslims while excluding a float dedicated to honoring America’s veterans has rubbed many the wrong way.
To highlight this travesty, outraged event supporters held an anti-CAIR event on Sunday to protest the Islamic organization and the event organizers who have betrayed veterans.
“That is a disgrace. That’s a thumb in the eye…a poke in the eye of the American veteran,” said State Representative Mike Ritze, (R) District 80. “We can’t judge motives but we can certainly judge actions and their actions are very evil and diabolical to the American way of life.”
The group entitled “Turn Your Back on CAIR” promised to attend Wednesday’s now-shameful event but will conspicuously turn their backs as the CAIR float passes by.
While many are quick to note that their issue is not with the religion aspect of the organization, it is purely undeniable that CAIR has a long history of advocating for the goals and principles of Shariah, even at the expense of American values.
Laughably, the “Confederate Veterans Lives Matter” group was turned-down by event officials as they do not allow floats that advance a political agenda. Meanwhile, CAIR is strictly a political advocacy organization that advances a pro-Shariah agenda.
What this sad tale illustrates is the selective cherry-picking of “tolerance” for which the left is infamous. The politically-correct do not seek for an “all-inclusive” atmosphere of varying perspectives and ideologies but, instead, seek to select which ideas are acceptable and which ideas are not.
To turn-down a group seeking to honor veterans is despicable; to simultaneously approve a float for an organization that more-readily aligns with America’s enemies rather than the brave men and women fighting them is a shocking slap in the face.