NPR Ends Williams' Contract After Muslim Remarks
by David Folkenflik
October 21, 2010
-The brief article starts with:
NPR News has terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams
after remarks he made on the Fox News Channel about Muslims.
Williams appeared Monday on The O'Reilly Factor, and host Bill O'Reilly asked
him to comment on the idea that the U.S. is facing a dilemma with Muslims.
O'Reilly has been looking for support for his own remarks on a recent episode
of ABC's The View in which he directly blamed Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set in the middle of his appearance.
Williams responded: "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."
Williams also warned O'Reilly against blaming all Muslims for "extremists," saying Christians
shouldn't be blamed for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
But strong criticism followed Williams' comments.
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My view is that NPR is leftist. Leftists generally believe in cultural relativism, meaning all cultures, except in the U.S., are equally valid. With this foundation on the left, it's unacceptable to them, to consider that Muslims could possibly be more of a threat than any other group. Leftists are in denial that organized Muslims, led by religious leaders, are in a violent expansionary mode, at war with the world including Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, secular Westerners, and esp. Jews. These Muslim expansionists are not all of the same ilk. The Sunnis are at odds with the Shiites, who are at odds with the Baathists, who are at odds with the Wahhabis...which doesn't preclude temporary cooperation between these groups against a common enemy. And one tactic of these groups is suicide bombing, especially utilizing public transportation. So, Juan Williams is rational in his fear of Muslims on planes.