Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fox's Brian Kilmeade: "Every Terrorist Is A Muslim"

Keith Olbermann took Fox's Brian Kilmeade to task for his Islamophobic comments, including asking, "Do you think Americans have a right to look at moderate Muslims and say, 'Show me you're not one of them?' " (Another Fox host who applied the principle of guilty until proven innocent to Muslims was Glenn Beck, who said to Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, "...what I feel like saying is, "Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.") Kilmeade also stated, "Not every Muslim is an extremist, but every terrorist is a Muslim." Olbermann named several right-wing terrorists who are not Muslims, including Bryon Williams, inspired by Glenn Beck, and Timothy McVeigh (more examples are here and here). Kilmeade dismissed the example of McVeigh, since, unlike Al Qaeda, he's just one individual; Olbermann points out that McVeigh's execution did not end the threat of American radical-right terrorism. For Kilmeade's bigoted statements, Olbermann named him Friday's "Worst Person in the World." Watch:

Kilmeade again insisted that only Muslims are terrorists on the October 15 edition of "Fox and Friends." When Geraldo Rivera stated that abortion clinic bombers are terrorists, Kilmeade evaded this simple fact when he asked, "You equate abortion bombers to Al Qaeda?":

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