Abdul-Jabbar, like others, maintained that what happened in Baltimore is bigger than just the death of Freddie Gray or allegations of localized police brutality or negligence.
Rather, Abdul-Jabbar pointed to a litany of grievances from the black community, while making note of the history of protest, sometimes violent, that he called necessary to effect major change in this nation.
Abdul-Jabbar then seemingly warned — or threatened, depending upon one’s point of view — of protests and riots spreading across the country if these grievances aren’t properly addressed by the nation, meaning white Americans (H/T WZ).
“I suggest we all pay attention to what’s happening in Baltimore,” Abdul-Jabbar wrote, “because it’s very likely that unless the economic and injustice issues raised there are addressed in a meaningful way across the country, we will be seeing many more Baltimores throughout the election season.”
Abdul-Jabbar, also recently commented on Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” saying the RFRA is the equivalent of Shariah Law in America.
“Rather than being a monument to justice, RFRA is a step toward establishing an American version of Shariah law,” Abdul-Jabber said. “The mission is to force everyone to follow the teachings lest they be punished.
“Although RFRA supporters aren’t physically assaulting people, they certainly are attempting to punish those who don’t follow their own very specific interpretation of God’s teachings,” he added.
Apparently refusing to sell a cake to someone is now on par with beheading them because they don’t pray toward Mecca. Is this really what this argument has come down to?
Many states in this country have variations of the RFRA in effect. As a matter of fact, President Clinton signed a federal RFRA in 1993 with almost unanimous support from Congress (H/T Breitbart).