Friday, July 16, 2010

Marvin Scott Now Using 9/11 Video to Score Political Points

By Jon E. Easter

7th District Republican Congressional candidate Marvin Scott's campaign has now posted graphic footage from the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 on his Facebook page. The video, which was posted on 7/11, is so graphic that I couldn't make it through the entire thing.

I thought about embedding it on the blog, but there's no reason. Here's a link to the video if you want to see the thing yourself. It turned my stomach. What I saw of the video shows people leaping to their deaths from the towers. It shows the planes hitting the towers from several different angles. It contains 911 calls. It's brutal, and I couldn't watch it all. It took me back to that horrible day.

Scott's campaign even seems to understand how graphic and controversial the video is including this disclaimer, "WARNING: real violence occurred on 9-11, & THIS VIDEO IS ...GRAPHIC showing deaths created by the hands of Radical Islam."

Well, pardon my French here, but NO S!#T SHERLOCK. Anyone that was alive on September 11, 2001 and was old enough to know what happened understands that "real violence occurred on 9/11." We understand that terrorists did the deed, and they were members of Al-Qaeda, a radical terrorist group that has used religion to spread evil.

The problem here is not Islam.

Of course, this is another example of the anti-Islam stance that Scott and others on the right seem to be taking. Jon Stewart poignantly pointed this out on the Daily Show on July 7.

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Marvin Scott's campaign is despicable for using 9/11 in this manner to try to score votes. It sickens me, disgusts me, and makes me angry. From a practical perspective, does his campaign think this kind of religion-baiting will actually get him the votes he needs to win?

Scott's campaign also is trying to play it both ways when it says its attack on Islam has nothing to do with André Carson being a Muslim. I say HORSEFEATHERS! It has everything to do with Carson being a Muslim.

I think the campaign is trying to connect Carson, a Univeralist Muslim, with the radical terrorists that attacked America on 9/11. Here's a post from his Facebook page. "Shariah or Muslim law underminding our U.S. Constitution is a huge political issue (which is only part of 1 of 14 of Dr. Marvin Scott’s 14 Principles for America). -- Learn the "FACTS" about Dr. Scott's thoughts about Rep. Andre Carson's Muslim faith..." When you click on the link to get the facts, Scott is talking to conservative talk show host Stan Soloman about how he's not talking about Carson or Muslims. Saying he respects it as a monotheistic religion and citing his work in India as a place where he gained understanding it.

Well, Dr. Scott, with all due respect, I don't believe you. Your actions and your campaign's actions do not match. I challenge you to drop the anti-Muslim rhetoric and let's talk about the real issues that are effecting the 7th District.

I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but it's getting very tough with Marvin Scott.


Marycatherine Barton said...

Many years ago, George Orwell warned us that if you want to imagine the future, think of a human face, with a black boot stomping on it, forever.

Marycatherine Barton said...

Furthermore to quote former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook, "The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida, and any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the TV watcher to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US...."

Anonymous said...

Marvin Scott is a disgrace!!

Anonymous said...

Muslams did this. Not Christians, Not Jews, Not Hundus....Muslams. Smart move on his part, Associate the killing of innocent people with Comrad Socialst Carson. Smart move. Lets see see the Comrad deny his involvement in radical islam movements.

Remember, there are cameras every where. Where was he on the 4th of July? At an American based 4th of July Party?

..Nope walking with Radical Christain killing muslams..get out of that one..Comrad

Oh, and the Muslams that were killed on 9/11. The Comrad just considers them expendable pawns for the cause.

9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11

Get used to it Comrad Carson

Jon E. Easter said...

Please use your spell checker Anon 9:33 a.m.

Unfortunately, your comment is an example of the kind of venom that's out there in the political world.

Congressman Carson marched in the Lawrence 4th of July Parade, btw.

Erin said...

Anon 9:33

This past Sunday, July 11, was the 15th anniversary of the Srebenica genocide. I use the word genocide because what occurred at Srebenica has been found to constitute genocide legally by the both the ICJ (International Court of Justice) and the ICTY (International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia). The massacre of over 8,000 innocent children, men, women and elderly refugee civilians who were in a UN declared safe zone is the single largest massacre on European soil since the Holocaust. No other massacre has been found legally to qualify as genocide- mass murder planned specifically and purposefully to eliminate an entire people.

The genocide victims were all Muslims. The perpetrators were all Christian.

If, according to you, all Muslims regardless of nationality or ideology are to be painted with the same brush as the 9/11 terrorists, using the same criteria, how does Srebenica then define Christians?

Anonymous said...

Yet another sad display of liberals exhibiting political correctness to mask the truth. I dont think all Muslims are bad people. However, Muslims did this.

Its funny that when one right wing nut like Tim McVeigh commits a terrorist act, Dems are quick to tie him to every Christian or Republican on the planet and label us all as radical right wingers. Yet the worst act of terrorism on American soil ever which was clearly committed by Muslim and Muslim sympathisers gets tied only to a very small handful of radical muslims who misinterpret the Quaran. The remaining Muslims are all peace loving people. In fact, lets build a Mosque at ground zero to show them how much we appreciate and understand their plight.

What a bunch of hypocrites on this board, as usual. I guess you dont recall all the democrat candidates using 911 footage in 2006.

Anonymous said...

It is a good thing Rep. Carson has Marvin as an opponent because now he doesn't have to worry about this election; the much more interesting race would have been Carlos May and Rep. thinks the Dem's got lucky.