Oct 21 2010
In what has to be a ‘last straw’ moment for PUBLIC radio (e.g., our tax dollars hard at work), NPR has fired Juan Williams for being concerned about Muslim terrorists, after our government announced a high threat level from … wait for it … Muslim terrorists:
The move came after Mr. Williams, who is also a Fox News political analyst, appeared on the “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday. On the show, the host, Bill O’Reilly, asked him to respond to the notion that the United States was facing a “Muslim dilemma.” Mr. O’Reilly said, “The cold truth is that in the world today jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet.”
Mr. Williams said he concurred with Mr. O’Reilly.
He continued: “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. 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.”
What Williams (and most of us) does NOT do is threaten these peaceful Muslims, call for their rights to be taken away, or even mock them. He is reacting rationally.
I traveled to Europe very shortly after the 9-11 ban on commercial flying was lifted, and I can tell you we were ALL very nervous. I flew once from Hawaii with a middle eastern guy who looked like he was straight out of a Chuck Norris flick. He and I shared the second row from the cockpit. He spoke in a middle eastern language on his phone just before take off and had me nervous as hell the entire flight to LAX. I later realized he probably was Mossad or something, but he was trained to fight deadly – you can tell these things sometimes.
The point is terrorists terrorize. And when the USA announces Muslim terrorists are in the US to kill, it is only reasonable people begin to look around and see if there is something fishy going on. That is what the government as been asking us to do – keep an alert eye out.
So how is it Juan Willliams can have his job taken from him for not only complying with the government request, but sharing his fears about the attack with others? It is time to pull the plug on PBS and NPR. They have become political correct outhouses instead of a public service. With thousands of channels of radio, opinion, news and information, they have outlived their need.
Addendum: I forgot to add this comment from Juan:
Mr. Williams also made reference to the Pakistani immigrant who pleaded guilty this month to trying to plant a car bomb in Times Square. “He said the war with Muslims, America’s war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts,” Mr. Williams said.
Yep, taking Muslim Terrorist threats serious is a crime in the mad halls of liberal DC. This is just one more October Surprise for the Dems (the other being the judge striking down DADT in a blatant act of legislating from the bench). Scott Brown will tell you two issues propelled him into office: Obamacare and this administrations blind eye to terrorism. Watch this story ripple in ways no one expects to happen.