What do you suppose would happen if a group of American Muslims gathered and began to construct a monument to Osama bin Laden?
That’s right. There’d be hell to pay.
No one is attempting to build a statue to Osama. But in Selma, Alabama, no less, scene of historic battles for Black civil rights, white supremacy advocates are re-building a monument to an early American terrorist, war criminal and widely acknowledged founder of the Ku Klux Klan, Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Selma activist Malika Sanders is angry and she’s fighting back. One of her tactics has been to start an on-line petition campaign urging the City Council to step in and stop the racial abuse against the Black citizens of Selma.
The efforts to rebuild the Forrest statue are being promoted by the Friends of Forrest and the Daughters of the Confederacy. An earlier statue existed but someone stole the head. Now white supremacists want to build a bigger and better one.
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