A former navy SEAL running for governor of Missouri got innovative when it came to raising campaign funds.
The candidate, Eric Greitens, is raising money by selling “ISIS Hunting Permit” bumper stickers, which have the expiration date, “when we defeat evil.” The stickers are selling for $10 each, but he’s collaborated with Rob O’Neill, whose autographed stickers for those willing to pony up $100. O’Neill, for anyone unaware, is the former navy seal who killed Osama Bin Laden.
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And of course, people have a problem with this for ridiculous reasons.
The Executive Director for the Counsel on American Islamic Relations in Missouri, Faizan Syed, says the group stands against ISIS but he feels Greitens’ message may put Missouri Muslims in danger if it ends up in the wrong hands.
“The problem is with his target audience. Amongst them are radicals in this country who don’t know the difference between the two [Muslims and radical Islamists],” said Faizan Syed.
“Those are the people who we have to be worried about when they get a bumper sticker saying ‘here’s your permit to attack ISIS’. When they see a woman at Walmart with her children and they say, ‘this looks like ISIS, I’m going to attack ISIS,’ that is when the real trouble begins,” he said.
But Greitens shot down that critisism:
“The reason there’s this confusion is that unfortunately we have a commander-in-chief who is unwilling to say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism’,” said Greitens.
“The people ISIS have hurt the most, who’ve been murdered the most, are the Muslim community.
The only Muslims who would have a problem with this are radical Muslims, and who cares if we offend their sensibilities?
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