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This is what racism, ignorance, fear and irrational hate leads to when allowed to go unchecked.
Two Muslim men were removed from a Delta commuter flight operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Friday after the pilot refused to fly with them on board.
Masudur Rahman, an Arabic-language instructor at the University of Memphis and Mohamed Zaghloul, a religious leader in the Islamic Association of Greater Memphis told the AP they were removed from a flight leaving Memphis International Airport, heading for Charlotte, after the pilot refused to takeoff.
Although these two men were checked out by TSA officials not once, but twice, the pilot still refused to take them on board – a clear case of racism. In a just world, the airline gets sued and the pilot loses his job, his next employment hopefully being flying caribou carcasses somewhere in the upper reaches of Alaska. Sorry Alaskans.
I haven’t commented on the Juan Williams firing from NPR because, honestly, I just don’t care. Williams has never struck me as particularly insightful or brilliant. I tend to view him as the quintessential Fox Liberal – a sort of political Goldilocks and the Three Bears, not too hot, not too cold but just right.
As for his comment regarding Muslims, I’m with Sullivan on this one.
“…the full context in no way exonerates Williams in his conflation of Muslims – not Jihadists or al Qaeda or extreme Muslims or radical Muslims – but Muslims period with terrorism. Williams is not observing and airing the irrational fear of Muslims who put their Muslim identity first and foremost, airing a fact, he is saying it is justified given the extremist Muslim origin of recent terrorism. He is conflating the extreme with the general. This is what bigotry is. It is unfairly tarring the vast majority of innocent members of a group with the acts of a tiny few of 1.3 billion people.”
Is Williams a bigot? I don’t know but I’m guessing he’s not. Was the thought he expressed bigoted? Absolutely. Should he have been fired over his statement? I’m thinking not but whether it was justified or not, Williams comes out ahead with a three year/$2 million contract with Fox.
What we know now is that CNN and NPR take bigotry seriously and that Fox actually rewards its employees for making bigoted remarks.
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We are writing to you today as loyal Americans who are active members of the Republican Party. We also happen to be proud of our Arab American and Muslim American contributions to the Republican Party.
We are deeply concerned by the rhetoric of some leading members of our party surrounding the construction of the Muslim Community Center in downtown Manhattan. These comments are not only constitutionally unsound, they are also alienating millions of Arab American and Muslim American voters who believe, as we do, in the principles of our party – individual liberty, traditional values, and the rule of law.
[...] it perplexes us as to why some vocal members of our party have chosen to oppose the construction of a cultural and religious center on private grounds.
Perplexed? Are they kidding us? There is nothing perplexing about Republican’s crazed opposition to the NY Islamic center. But for those unfortunate conservative Arab and Muslim Americans who just can’t see through the sham, here’s the lowdown.
The Republican party is…
a) overrun with bigots and racists…
b) taking full advantage of the xenophobic tendencies of the masses for purposes of political gain…
c) milking 9/11 sentiment for purposes of political gain.
That’s it. There’s no reason for anyone to pretend they’re confused or surprised. Republicans have shown themselves to be shallow, small-minded slime willing to do or say whatever it takes to win at the polls.
As for any conservative who is non-white, non-Christian or non-heterosexual, my deepest and sincerest condolences.
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“Now, you could even argue whether being a Muslim is actually a religion, or is it a nationality, way of life, cult whatever you want to call it. Now certainly we do protect our religions, but at the same time this is something we are going to have to face.”
“Now, you know, I’m all about freedom of religion. I value the First Amendment as much as I value the Second Amendment as much as I value the Tenth Amendment and on and on and on,” he said. “But you cross the line when they try to start bringing Sharia Law here to the state of Tennessee — to the United States. We live under our Constitution and they live under our Constitution.”
There is no better technique then spreading irrational fear when hoping to rouse up support from a xenophobic base of voters. If Osama bin Laden were allowed to vote in November, which party do you think he’d vote for?
If you’re thinking the Republican party of bleepin’ idiots, you’d be correct.
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