Red Eye: Get Juan Williams!
Poor Juan Williams. It isn’t enough National Public Radio dumped him for having the poor taste to be honest about his feelings. No, now the Left must vilify him, as if he was a disavowed CIA operative, cut loose in Eastern Europe sometime in the early 80’s.
As Greg Gutfeld mentioned in tonight’s “Greg-Alogue,” the demonization of Williams continues
So the Council on American-Islamic Relations has released a press release linking Juan Williams recent comments about “muslim garb,” last week on the O’Reilly Factor, to a backlash against Muslims.
The title of the release is “Look at What We’re Up Against,” and it claims that “Williams’ comments may already be having a negative impact on ordinary American Muslims.” They then refer to an incident, in which “a family wearing ‘Muslim clothing’ was ejected from a flight in Memphis.”
Apparently, the family was removed after it was noted that one member had left the toilet “askew” in the bathroom.
The press release was posted on CAIR’s Facebook page as a note.
CAIR claims a family ejected from a recent flight taking off from Memphis because they appeared Muslims, and one left the toilet “askew,” can all be blamed squarely on Williams.
For what it’s worth, here’s a link to the airplane story.
Granted, claiming the bathroom was damaged, then describing that “damage” as the toilet being askew is pretty lame. But you never know what goes on behind the scenes. This country gets countless threats every day we don’t hear about. Some are foreign, some domestic. One has to wonder what sort of additional security information airline employees have in order to keep their flights secure.
Isn’t it obvious this distrustful sentiment exists? Also, that it goes both ways? For CAIR to rush to blame a liberal media personality who has consistently taken stances against bigotry based on one comment taken extremely out of context is disgusting.
Like it or not, a huge rift exists between non-Muslims and Muslims in this country. Pretending it doesn’t won’t make it go away. And people like those speaking for CAIR are engaging in the same type of profiling to which they claim they are being subjected.
We’re not allowed to draw inferences about the state of Islam in the modern world based on countless acts of violence, but one non-Muslim admits to be a little nervous and, suddenly – bam! – victim card.
This just shows it’s really the liberals playing upon public fear. Juan Williams’ comment was a very frank confession, quickly followed up by a qualifier that not all Muslims should be blamed for extremist violence.
That’s not good enough for the left. Williams stepped, briefly, outside the talking points box, and now he is a demon. Not to mention, he had the audacity to appear on FOX.
You know what? Screw you, CAIR. A family is ushered off a flight and Muslims are the horribly oppressed victims of anti-Muslim sentiment, but thousands of people are killed by Islamic terrorists worldwide on a yearly basis and it’s unfair to draw conclusions about you.
Stop whining and direct your anger against the extremists you supposedly hate so much!
Of course, this is all about publicity and a story. The firing of Williams was controversial. NPR’s progressive donor base will love it, and the same folks will start pouring money into organizations like CAIR.
“Red Eye” guest, Kinsey Schofield, put it more succinctly
How often can you insert yourself in a story like this? It’s sales.
Meanwhile, explosives were found on flights bound toward US destinations in the past 24 hours. Not only did they come from Yemen, a country having an al-Qaeda problem, they were intended for synagogues in Chicago.
And that’s an NPR link, too! What will CAIR say?
Oh, that’s right. I don’t care.
Explosives coming from a Muslim country – on a plane – headed towards the US to kill Jews. Gee. Do you think that might have something to do with your public relations problem, CAIR?
Yeah. That nervousness Williams experienced sure is unreasonable.
“Red Eye” air date – October 30, 2010. Guests: Kinsey Schofield, Mary Katherine Hamm, Steven Crowder, Dr. Michale Baden and Zombie Rachel. Cast: Host – Greg Gutfeld, Sequential Hermaphroditic Sidekick – Bill Schulz and Ombudsman – TV’s Andy Levy
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