In a now-deleted tweet, the Secretary of Education under former President Barack Obama compared Americans who oppose vaccine and mask mandates to the suicide bomber behind last week’s attack on the Kabul airport which killed 13 American service members.
Arne Duncan, who led the Department of Education for most of Obama’s two terms in office, originally posted on Twitter that he thought the “mindsets and actions” between anti-vaccine and anti-mask Americans were “strikingly similar” to terrorists who commit suicide bombings.
“Have you noticed how strikingly similar both the mindsets and actions are between the suicide bombers at Kabul’s airport, and the anti-mask and anti-vax people here?” Duncan wrote in the now-deleted tweet.
“They both blow themselves up, inflict harm on those around them, and are convinced they are fighting for freedom,” he declared.
As you can imagine, the outlandish comparison drew swift backlash on Twitter, as The Blaze reported.
No. I haven’t… because they’re not similar. You lack a soul and brain. The only thing striking is your ignorance.
— Jason Rantz on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) August 29, 2021
No, but I did notice similarities to the Taliban’s control of its people to “the woke left” trying to do the same.
— David marek (@Safarifundi) August 29, 2021
Knowing this guy ran Dept of Ed for eight years under Obama explains all the insanity in our public schools happening right now, doesn't it? https://t.co/96e3A7OcIX
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) August 29, 2021
The strongest case against “mask mandate!” religious fervor I’ve seen.
I’d laugh at this clown, but I’ve lived long enough to know how dangerous these folks are. https://t.co/Nw52wEbTxI
— Joey Jones (@Johnny_Joey) August 29, 2021
Last week, amid the chaotic scramble to airlift Americans and at-risk Afghans following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, a suicide bomber working on behalf of ISIS-K detonated his vest at one of the Kabul airport’s main gates.
Over 170 civilians were killed along with 12 U.S. Marines and one Navy corpsman.
ISIS believes in establishing an Islamic state and that they have a mandate from their god to kill unbelievers to further this mission.
American opponents of vaccine requirements or mask mandates are typically concerned about the safety and efficacy of vaccination, the civil rights implications of requiring that employees, students, or business patrons present proof of vaccination or wear a mask and have not been known to commit acts of terrorism to further their cause.
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