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Rep. Steve King: 49ers QB Kaepernick is a Terrorist Sympathizer

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Fresh off his assertion that only "natural" families should be eligible for child care tax credits, Iowa congressman and man who can't forget what he buried in that cornfield Steve King (R) weighed in on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem.

Kaepernick began his silent protest to draw attention to police brutality and the killing of African Americans but, the way Steve King see it, this is really a protest for ISIS inspired by Kaepernick's girlfriend.

"I understand that he has an Islamic girlfriend that is his fiancée and that this has changed him and has taken on some different political views along the way,”

After alluding to Kaepernick's girlfriend Nessa Diab, the seven-term congressman said "this is activism that's sympathetic to ISIS."

To be clear, Nessa Diab is a Muslim American born in California who graduated from the University of California at Berkley. She's a San Francisco-based radio and TV host who just happens to be dating Colin Kaepernick.

She isn't ISIS. Kaepernick isn't ISIS.

The idea that being against police brutality and state-sanctioned murder -- and having a Muslim girlfriend -- makes you a terrorist sympathizer is incomprehensibly racist, Islamophobic, and fascist.

The real question is what do ISIS and Steve King have in common? Both are hostile to "unnatural" families and both apparently approve of extrajudicial killings. Until he clearly indicates otherwise, I will just assume Representative King believes unarmed black men and women deserve to be shot in the street and killed in custody.

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Rep. Steve King (r) is a fucking moron!!

  • muselet

    Steve King, if you’re reading this …


  • Badgerite

    So, this would probably be a preview of the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, the Sequel, that the Newtie (Gringrich) was positively salivating over that the Trump Monster proposed. Roy Cohen was his mentor after all. So the Trump Monster’s answer to a soon to be defeated ISIS is to attack the American right to Free Speech. Sounds like a plan. And you can see just how it would be used. This would be a Constitutional issue because, of course, everyone has a right to speak their mind through words and through silent protest, if they so choose. The thing about ISIS versus Al Qaeda is that if you compare the damage done to America by the two groups, ISIS is the Junior Varsity team. Al Qaeda struck New York and Washington, D. C. taking down two buildings in New York City and hitting the Pentagon with major loss of life. All air traffic in the United States both commercial and private was grounded for a week.
    ISIS gained a territorial foothold in the midst of a Civil War in Syria and expanded it into Iraq. Over time they have been beaten back. They certainly have terrorized the Middle East but at no time have they ever been able to launch the kind of devastating surprise attack on America that Al Qaeda was able make. Although they clearly match Al Qaeda in every measure of cruelty, they have never had the same impact on America that Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Ladin had. Their days are numbered in the Middle East because they have expressed their cruelty so visibly on anyone and everyone who lives there. They will be defeated and discredited and this will be done by the people who they have harmed the most. And that would not be America. Or even France. It is the people on whose behalf they profess to be acting.
    The Muslim populations who have been trapped under their tyranny.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    McCarthy, anyone?

  • Georgie