Country icon Charlie Daniels: Left-wing zealots tearing down history is exactly what ISIS does

Country music icon Charlie Daniels compared the far-left’s sudden obsession with Confederate statues, to include tearing them down, to actions seen from Islamic State militants.

The 80-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member called in on Newsmax to talk about Charlottesville and the fall out since last week’s violence, beginning with the fixation on statues.

“That’s what ISIS is doing,” Daniels said. “There were pieces of history over there they didn’t like, they’re taking ’em down.”

He asked host Rita Cosby, “Where does it stop?”

“Is it just gonna be Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson or are we headed into Jefferson and Washington, who were both slave owners,” Daniels said. “How deep in history are we gonna go? Is everybody that we disagree with, we are gonna have to wipe every semblance of them out? Is that what this is all about?”

The award-winning country music artist noted the statues are “part of our history,” adding that “you don’t have to condone what happened in the civil war.”

“If you don’t like it, don’t look at it,” Daniels continued. “There’s all kind of things, there’s all kinds of symbolisms and things, in this country that I don’t like. But I’m not gonna go tear ’em down, I just don’t look at them.”

As for President Donald Trump’s remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, Daniels said he thought it “was well stated,” but reminded all that Trump is not a dyed-in-the-wool politician.

“The guy is a human being, he’s not a politician,” he explained. “I think that we tend to judge what he does by the reaction of politicians we’ve had been in office before because they’re so conscious and so sensitive to political correctness and trying to react in a way that the press will favor, and I mean he just won’t do that. He’s his own man.”

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