Colin Kaepernick, quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, stirred up a firestorm over his refusal to stand for the National Anthem Friday night… and now the motive behind it may be clearer… Islam.
Explaining his decision to sit on the bench during the anthem, Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
According to multiple souces, Kaepernick is engaged to Black Lives matter activist and radio personality DJ Nessa Diab, who is Muslim, and he himself is reported to have converted to Islam about two months ago.
MSN reported in July that Kaepernick and Nessa are “planning a traditional Muslim wedding.”
In a stunning look at the past, Kaepernick has himself been one of the “oppressors.” In September 2014 Kaepernick was fined over $11,000 for using the “N-word” during a game, reported Fox Sports. He denied saying it, but Lamarr Houston of the Chicago Bears confirmed he did say it.
He posted the following Instagram message on July 6, 2016 at 5:30pm PDT, saying “I know a lot of people who were fasting during Ramadan, wishing you a Happy Eid!”
Another Instagram post honored Malcom X and Ali, where he quoted Ali as saying, “I might never have become a Muslim if it hadn’t been for Malcolm. If I could go back and do it over again, I would never have turned my back on him.”
“Turning my back on Malcolm was one of the mistakes that I regret most in my life. I wish I’d been able to tell Malcolm I was sorry, that he was right about so many things. But he was killed before I got the chance. He was a visionary ahead of us all. …I might never have become a Muslim if it hadn’t been for Malcolm. If I could go back and do it over again, I would never have turned my back on him.” – Ali Rest In Peace
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