If you have the entire US military calling for your destruction, you’ve probably screwed up severely somewhere in life. People don’t come by that distinction easily – not unless you’re a major international terrorist.
Today is an exception.
Fact is, you don’t have to be a major international terrorist to support international terrorists – even with light support.
And there are many ways to lightly support terror while keeping yourself legal and out of prison – supporting liberal causes, for example. Or rallying against Israel, or blindly attending anti-war protests.
Or, in this case…buying a painting.
Especially if the painting was made by Guantanamo detainees.
The Independent Journal Review reports:
John Jay College recently opened its newest art exhibition. However, unlike its other shows, this one has caught the attention of the Pentagon.
The show, titled “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantánamo Bay,” features more than 30 pieces by current and former Guantánamo Bay detainees.
Of the eight artists whose work is being displayed, four are current detainees, [including] Moath Al-Alwi, a member of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda [who] served as one of Osama bin Laden’s bodyguards.
— Robert Spencer (@jihadwatchRS) November 26, 2017
You know how some people collect celebrity memorabilia? Liberals collect terrorist memorabilia.
Naturally, you’d expect people to be furious with John Jay College. And they are – especially the victims and survivors of 9/11.
Retired New York Fire Department Deputy Chief Jim Riches, whose son, firefighter Jimmy Riches, was killed in the attacks, called the display “sick and insulting.”
“I was down in Guantanamo and saw these guys in court. [They] have no respect for anyone. They murdered our kids and families and don’t deserve their art shown anywhere. The families weren’t consulted about this at all.”
Only liberals, of all people, could imagine that a group of murder-plotters are the true victims of a country that only wanted them to stop plotting murders.
Luckily, the Pentagon might have an ace in the hole – John Jay can’t sell the paintings, because they’re not the college’s to sell.
The pieces may not be for sale if the Pentagon has anything to say about it. A spokesman for the Pentagon [said] that art created by Guantánamo detainees is “property of the U.S. government,” and he said he still was unsure where the profits from sales were going.
Red flag, folks – if you’re not sure where the money is going, it might be going to bad places.
Detainees, Art, United States Defense and Military Forces, Terrorism, September 11 (2001), John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Ali, Ali Abdul Aziz, Alwi, Moath Hamza Ahmed al, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba), Manhattan (NYC) via NYT https://t.co/oVx8CEk63D
— Shinae Lee (@shin_ae_lee) November 27, 2017
Much like the ‘artists’ behind these paintings, who are all going to one bad place in particular.
Source: Independent Journal Review