NPR recently let go Juan Williams for making this statement on the O'Reilly Factor last night.
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.
Further, at the Washtington Post, they asked Council on American Islam Relations (CAIR is not known for supporting open dialogue about the subversion of Islam - actually, they have secretly supported Hamas and other terror groups):
...But Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American Islamic relations, compared the ouster to radio shock jock Don Imus being fired for his "nappy-headed hos" comment...
Here's the problem I have.
Calling a college sports team "Nappy headed ho's", in my opinion, is freaking racist. But, Mr. CAIR Spin-Meister, "Nappy headed ho's" didn't kill 2,700 human beings. Imus wasn't reacting out of fear, he was reacting out of his own bigotry.
Please, DO NOT expect us all to act like nothing happened on 9/11 or to act like muslim theocratic governments don't actively support the killing of Americans. The truth of the matter is that no one gets nervous about flying in the presence of an Irish Catholic man in a kilt...well, unless he's the pilot (heh). That's because the catholic church and the Irish government don't collude to kill thousands of our citizens.
It would be nice to not get nervous on an airplane just because someone appears to be muslim. It would really be nice to live like it was 9/10.
But we can't because there are an awful lot of muslims who want to kill us, and IT. IS. NOT. OUR. FAULT.
Back to the topic...NPR should immediately reinstate Juan Williams.
I disagree with his views frequently, but I think he's a very fair journalist (one of the few) with a really good heart (one of the few). He was just saying how he felt. I'm sure he wises he didn't feel that way, like the rest of us, because that would mean that we had peace.
Updates: Others writing about this - opinions differing a bit (but your mileage may vary):
..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...