Most of us have seen vanity license plates – they’re everywhere. However, sometimes creative minds can sneak certain things by DMV officials, at least for a little while. In fact, just that is being said about one such license plate in St. Louis, Missouri, after a Muslim man was issued his plate bearing 5 simples letters and one number.
In fact, you can imagine a man’s concern when passing by a car only to see it reads “JIHAD 1.” Wanting to get some answers, the outraged driver wrote a message to local news station KMOV.
As we all know, Muslims across the world have been threatening America with jihad for decades, and it’s well beyond earned the word a negative connotation. However, the terrorist group CAIR has sought out to defend the plate, saying that “Jihad” is actually the name of the man’s son.
According to Faizan Syed, the executive director of the St. Louis Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, “Jihad is very common and it doesn’t mean Holy War. It means someone who is struggling, so when you name your kid Jihad, it means someone who is going to struggle to be better.”
Now, that’s not necessarily true. Jihad does mean “holy war.” Syed’s argument is just another ridiculous attempt to downplay the savage and barbaric reality of Islam. A similar plate, this one bearing “J1HAD,” was rejected back in 2009.
Has the state of our society become so twisted that we can’t do anything that may offend Muslims? I’m sorry, but when a word that has been used against this country in terms of its destruction is put on a license plate, there really shouldn’t be any question as to whether it should be allowed.