The Tea Party senator’s attack on Muslims was nothing short of ‘hate speech,’ says Dean Obeidallah, who compares Rand Paul’s words to the bad arguments and vitriol used by al Qaeda recruiters.
Now, I’m Muslim and I love attention - so on some level I’m happy when people talk about Muslims. But despite what some may tell you, not all press is good press. And in the case of Rand Paul’s speech – it was awful press for Muslims. In fact, by the end of Paul’s talk, he had almost convinced me to hate Muslims.
Instead, his speech made me realize just how desperately Rand Paul wants to be President. Paul opened his speech with an attention grabbing line: “From Boston to Zanzibar, there is a worldwide war on Christianity.”
Now, I thought he would be talking the typical fare: “war on Christmas,” Obama wants you to take birth control, gay people have the audacity to want to get married, etc.