April 29, 2014
9/11 First Responder Gets Street Name After Him
There were countless heroes that day. Hundreds of police officers and firefighters sacrificed their lives on that horrible morning. But one first responder was singled out.
Why? Was he more courageous than the others? Did he save more lives? No doubt, he should be honored with all the others who died on 9/11. They all deserve recognition.
But in this case, it appears the only exception is that he was a Muslim.
Endless concessions and accommodations to Islamic demands only give way to more. Not to rain on anyone's proselytizing parade, but why this guy? Why does this first responder get a street named after him? Because he’s a Muslim? What about the other hundreds of first responders who died that day? Why don’t they have streets named after them?
Is it because Mohammed Salman Hamdani is a unicorn? Is it really so extraordinary that a Muslim helped people that he gets singled out? Why is his sacrifice greater than that of all the other first responders who were killed?
Apparently New York City thinks so. And so does the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
I'm all for honoring first responders, Hamdani included. But none should be singled out for special recognition simply because of their religion.