Conservative Shock Jock Reels Off Islamophobia’s Greatest Hits
by Ryan J. Reilly, TPMMuckraker
Conservative shock jock Bryan Fischer whipped out his best anti-Muslim rhetoric at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday.
“Christians and Muslims do not believe in the same God.”
“I believe it’s important that we have a president who understands that Islam is not a religion of peace, but a religion of war and violence and death.”
“Every single Mosque in America is a potential recruiting or training cell for Islamic terror.”
“The greatest long-term threat to our security and liberty is not radical Islam, but Islam itself.”
“This is not Islamophobia, this is Islamo-realism.”
“The more devout a Muslim becomes, the more of a threat he becomes to our national security.”
Reporters caught up with Fischer after his speech, where he was asked about his comments that there weren’t any “Muslim attacks” in America because baseball fans started singing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch instead of “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.”
“We have not had mass casualties,” Fischer explained, “and we’ve had literally dozens of these Islamic terrorist attacks that have been stopped or frustrated. Fort Hood happened because of political correctness.”
I asked Fischer if he credited God with stopping failed terrorist attacks on the country like the attempt by the so-called underwear bomber.
“Why not? You’ve got a better explanation?” Fischer said. “I mean the guy was incompetent,” he continued.
“I’m not saying I know that, I’m just saying maybe we had some help.”
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