This Muslim college basketball player was looking to one up the NFL anthem kneelers with what he did while the national anthem was playing.
Rasool Samir is a Muslim college basketball player at Garden City Community College.
During the anthem instead of paying respect to the flag and our country, Samir picked up the basketball and started taking shots.
Per Fox News:
Jim Howard, of Garden City, Kansas is a red-blooded, American patriot and a faithful supporter of the athletic program at the local community college.
For 32 years he’s volunteered with the booster club – keeping scorebooks, holding fundraisers, running the chain gang for football – and even providing a place for players to have a Thanksgiving meal.
He was in the stands on Nov. 1 for the season-opener of the Garden City Broncbusters basketball team. And when the announcer asked everyone to stand for the national anthem, he dutifully joined the crowd and stood at attention.
That’s when he noticed a lone player seated on a bench at courtside – Rasool Samir, a 19-year-old Muslim red-shirt…
…As the crowd began singing about the bombs bursting in air and the rocket’s red glare, the Muslim basketball player grabbed a ball, walked onto the court and began shooting baskets.
As a result Rasool was kicked off the team.
Now as you may have guessed, the far left is defending Rasool’s right to disrespect the national anthem.
In direct violation of his First Amendment rights, Rasool Samir was kicked off the basketball team at Garden City Community College for not observing the national anthem.
We’re demanding answers. https://t.co/XNXFBr18fo
— ACLU of Kansas (@aclukansas) November 15, 2017
Since then Rasool has said that standing for the anthem is against his religion.
Garden City Community College boots Muslim student for disrespecting the Nat'l Anthem.👏🏽
Rasool Samir claims it's against his religion to stand for the flag. NEWSFLASH, Rasool:
The Anthem isn't abt religion. It's abt being American. Don't like it? LEAVE! https://t.co/N0ksu1wmVI
— T. Zerilli-Edelglass (@TeresaEdelglass) November 18, 2017