Despite one’s feelings on how the U.S. government should deal with the growing threat that ISIS poses to the world, it’s safe to assume that Americans across the political spectrum agree that the terror group is pretty odious.
I can only assume that the college students who were willing to sign my petition calling on President Obama to support the terror group, were ignorant to the group’s existence.
God, I hope so!
Over the period of about an hour, I stood on the campus of George Mason University in Northern Virginia and asked passing students to sign my petition. The petition was adorned with the ISIS flag above the unambiguous headline, “SUPPORT ISIS.”
I was able to accumulate 11 signatures and email addresses from students at this institute of higher education. Students who will, one day, go into the world and have real responsibilities. Students who, will one day, have children. Students who probably vote in presidential elections.
[youtube C2GSHG7IO-8 nolink]
But, It wasn’t all bad news.
Several students refused to sign and a couple even hurled expletives at me when I told them what I was doing. At one point, I was concerned that I might get beat up. To be fair, I probably deserved it.
But, when it’s a group that threatens humanity and resorts to the kind of horrific tactics that we’ve seen from ISIS, this lack of knowledge is especially worrisome.
In fairness, I don’t think that any of these clueless students would actually support ISIS if they had even a base understanding of who they are. But, one thing I found was that students were far more willing to sign if I told them that President Obama was considering taking military action in Iraq.
This has to make you wonder who these millennials are being taught is the greater threat to mankind. Terror groups like ISIS or the US military? What are their professors telling them?
I think it’s a fair question. Particularly, considering the reaction I got and the fact that this video was shot on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.