Carmen Harlen. Stating the Obvious.

CEgDk5PWMAA6_k6A Detroit-based local news anchor found herself in hot water this week after making a comment connecting Michigan’s large Muslim community to potential ISIS threats.

During a report on a social media post claiming that the self-proclaimed Islamic State had soldiers in multiple states including Michigan, Harlen said “And given the fact that we have the largest Arab population outside of the Middle East, I guess this should not come as a real surprise.”

Should not have been made to apologize.  Especially as she has been with that Station in Detroit for a long, long time.  Guess that does not hold any sway.  Shame on WDIV.

Fact:  Michigan has a large Muslim population.

Fact:  The government has come out and said that EVERY state in the US has some sort of ISIS connection. 

Fact:  ISIS “lone-wolves” or ISIS supporters have largely – if not solely – been, muslim.

Fact:  Victim status can be powerful.  I’m not surprised.

race_cardIf I was the program manager I would have stood fast and ripped that victim card up, immediately.  I must be some sort of racist.

Captain Obvious. See, he’s a captain. His name is Obvious. See?

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