A lot has been written on the reaction to San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to protest the national anthem. Some have noted the hypocrisy of those who praised Muhammad Ali after he passed away for taking a stand but now castigate Kaepernick’s protest against police brutality and oppressive racism.
Other writer’s have compared Kaepernick’s protest against the national anthem with the price paid by retired Muslim NBA star, Mahmoud Abdur Rauf, who protested the national anthem in the 90’s and was hounded out of the league and also had his house firebombed.
The right-wing Daily Caller on the other hand decided to entertain the idea of whether or not Kaepernick’s Muslim girlfriend, Nessa Diab, described as a “Communist-Sympathizing Muslim” was responsible for Kaepernick’s protest. Essentially, erasing Kaepernick’s agency and trying to render his personal decision to critique US racism and oppression, as not originating with him but the Islamophobic boogeyman of ‘Leftist-Mooslim’ conspiracy.
By David Hookstead
A recent report indicates that Colin Kaepernick’s Muslim girlfriend Nessa Diab was behind his decision to not stand during the national anthem.
The report from sports gossip blog Terez Owens states, “As the entire world knows by now, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem in Friday’s pre-season game against Green Bay because he was protesting ‘black oppression’ in the United States. We’re now hearing that it was actually his girlfriend Nessa’s idea for Colin to protest. Colin and his girlfriend, Nessa Diab, an MTV DJ, are still planning an Islamic-style wedding.”
Disgraced, former US Congressman Joe Walsh was more explicit in connecting Kaepernick’s protest to Islam, declaring: