The killing of Cecil the lion by an American has apparently angered many Americans:
The White House has received close to 150,000 signatures by Americans demanding that the U.S. dentist who killed a popular lion in Zimbabwe be extradited there for trial.
The sinister nature of this event is spelled out (emphasis added):
Cecil was a subject of research and had become popular through videos showing him walking leisurely in the wild. The possibility that he was lured out of a protected national park to be killed as a trophy has enraged many Americans.
You see, Cecil was minding his own business, not really bothering anyone. He was vulnerable – living in a protected preserve. He was drawn into a trap, merely because he was a lion – not for any other crime. This has angered many Americans.
Kind of like what the FBI does with vulnerable Muslim men – individuals incapable of doing much more than tying their shoes are “lured” into a sting operation, giving the agency a “trophy” in their war on terror. Their only “crime” that attracted the attention of the FBI was that they were vulnerable Muslims.
Americans should be angered.
Reprinted with permission from Bionic Mosquito.
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