Once again, Confederate Heritage advocates find themselves in agreement with the Ku Klux Klan over another racial and/or religious issues. On Monday, the Huffington Post reported that Washington state residents found anti-Muslim fliers on their windshields which originated from the Klan. Similar incidents occurred earlier this year in Pineville, Louisiana but this is nothing new in 2015. The Klan have been outspoken proponents of intolerance since their birth in 1865. Islamaphobia is just a 21st century spin on that WASP mentality. It should also come as no surprise that Confederate Heritage advocates find themselves, once again, in agreement with the Klan.
On January 30, 2015, on of the most outspoken proponents of Confederate Heritage penned this authoritative statement.
There are numerous comments to be made about her asinine post; such as how Isis does not reflect the whole of the Islamic community. However, those comments will have little to no effect on someone who believes herself to be right; despite evidence to the contrary. So let’s see, ardent defense of the Confederate Flag and monuments? Check. Insensitivity towards those of a different race? Check. It appears that intolerance of other religions can be added to that list. I do find this to be a sad case of irony though. Numerous Confederate Heritage/Neo-Know Nothings love to throw out the argument that their ancestors fought for freedom and independence from a country that trampled on the Constitution. Now those heritage advocates trample on one of the founding principles of the United States; religious freedom.