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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another documented case of Islamophobia?

NPR today fired commentator Juan Williams for uttering the following words:

But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.

Or maybe they fired him because CAIR issued this demand, via the premiere press release masquerading as news articles service.

If it's the former, why is a partially taxpayer-funded organization carrying water for Muslims in an effort to chill and silence the national debate? And if it's the latter, why are a bunch of Islamophobes in charge of a partially taxpayer-funded organization?

For more, check out this editorial at Big Journalism.

Juan Williams' comments amounted to nothing more than the way he feels. And they're rather silly feelings, because even the dumbest terrorist is unlikely to board a plane in his full Afghan outback costume for the very reason that he'll attract suspicion. But they're hardly words and feelings that should get an otherwise decent reporter like Williams dismissed from his job. (Now, it is entirely likely that Williams' fears may not be as silly as all that. It is very likely that some Lion of Islam may publically cross-dress in his gay lover's burka, because he's certain to be able to smuggle all sorts of goodies onto the plane. A burka plus his well-expanded anal cavity almost guarentees he'll get anything on the plane that won't set off a metal detector.)

1 comment:

  1. Here's Juan Williams' side of this story. It's hard to tell if it's more disgusting to consider that he was fired for what postulated or for what postulates... that he was fired for not being in lockstep with the political Group Think at NPR.

    JUAN WILLIAMS: I Was Fired for Telling the Truth