Charlie Daniels Angers Arabs

This Ain't No Rag It's a Flag, written and performed by Charlie Daniels, is the focus of anger from certain Americans of Arab descent who are saying it's a derogatory term against them. Daniels will be performing in Dearborn Michigan, a cultural center for Michigan's 300,000 Arab-American population.

"This ain't no rag, it's a flag and we don't wear it on our heads. It's a symbol of the land where the good guys live. Are you listening to what I said?" The song was written after the September 11th attack against the United States by Arab terrorists, in which over 3,000 people died in one morning.

Question: Do traditional Muslim men wear turbans, which essentially are large rags? Are they worn on their heads? OK then. What's the problem? Now if Charlie was calling Arabs something like 'sand nigger', a truly derogatory term referring to Arabs, then I'd agree and say they had a point.

Here's my advice to the Arab folks in Michigan - don't go see Charlie Daniels perform. you have the power. You are not compelled to attend. Get off your political correctness stump, the fact is you people have yet to openly condemn Osama Bin Laden's henchmen and the mass murderous attack against our innocents. How about this: why don't you speak up about that?!