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October 24, 2010

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To the editor:

Craig Tucker’s letter of Oct. 22 quoted Bill O’Reilly as saying “all terrorists are Muslims” from the well-publicized TV show “The View,” last week. That was the premise of his entire letter. In fact, Mr. O’Reilly did not say that. I was watching the show. He said, “Muslims killed us on 9-11, and 70 percent of Americans feel building that mosque on the site is inappropriate.”

Minutes later, on the show, after the uproar, Mr. O’Reilly apologized for not qualifying his comment to “Muslim terrorists” killed Americans on 9-11. I think we should forgive him the earlier comment in the heat of the moment, and under attack, I might add, from several members of the cast from “The View.”

And I forgive Mr. Tucker for not having his facts correct about Mr. O’Reilly’s comments. These things happen when we are passionate about what we believe!

Comments

TinkyWinky 3 years, 5 months ago

Eh oh PC police,

In 2009 DHS and dear leader Potentate Obama appointed to the DHS two "Devout Muslims" to high level posts. The original press release referred to the two as "Devout Muslims" and later the press release was changed when some complained that the descriptive "Devout Christian" was not used to refer to Christian nominees.

The 9/11 terrorists were "Devout Muslims" and Al Qaida members are "Devout Muslims".

Why not go with O'Reilly's statement. Muslims attacked us on 9/11. The best description: Terrorist.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dhs.asp

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beatrice 3 years, 5 months ago

"under attack, I might add, from several members of the cast from “The View.” "

Conservatives -- always the victims.

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booyalab 3 years, 5 months ago

"Muslim terrorists" is only marginally better. I think we'd all agree that the most culturally-sensitive term for them is "commercial aircraft demonstrator".

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Ray Parker 3 years, 5 months ago

We may be assured that, in the ring of hundreds of Muslims that calculated, plotted, funded, and supported the 09/11 attacks, hopes were high that, with flying debris from falling buildings, fires spreading out of control, huge crowds in a panic, and a fourth plane hitting the Capitol, the count of dead and seriously injured Americans would have been much closer to 300,000 than 3000. Muslims are still training and arming terrorists in Pakistan and Iran. Pakistan has nukes, and Iran will build them shortly. One or the other Muslim nation will use them. Iran, in particular, does not care what happens to their own country and citizens, as long as they can claim credit for killing large numbers of Americans, Christians, and Jews.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 5 months ago

Woo hoo! Haven't seen this set of links in several hours now. I'm sure everybody will read all the associated drivel this time!

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 5 months ago

According to a 1997 Newsweek story Iraq did away with WMD"S under Clinton.

Cannot blame Carter and Clinton for the behavior of corrupt republicans. Although I might scold them for NOT taking into consideration that given the opportunity the repubs will steal the country blind. Repubs have established a criminal like pattern = the USA cannot afford the new republican party.

Case or two or three in point:

  1. The Reagan/ Bush Savings and Loan Heist( millions out of work) "There are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still in office and were part of the Bush Jr. administration.

Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this was about one quarter of our national debt").

The Reagan/Bush savings and loan heist was considered the largest theft in history at the time. George Herbert Walker Bush then took $1.4 trillion of taxpayers money to cover the theft. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  1. The Bush/Cheney Wall Street Bank Fraud on Consumers(millions out of work) Yes, substantial fraud was involved. For example, mortgage companies and banks used deceit to get people to take on mortgages when there was no possibility that the borrowers would be able to meet the payments. Not only was this fraud, but this fraud depended on government authorities(Bush admin) ignoring their regulatory responsibilities." http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

  2. Only 3 major Financial Institutions were at risk in spite of what we’re told ? "There were just a handful of institutions that were terribly weakened. AIG the insurer, Bank of America and Citigroup, Those three were clearly in very weakened form. Many of the other big banks simply were not. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

BTW FOX news is not a news organization it is a Tea Party Repub PAC.

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Richard Heckler 3 years, 5 months ago

Were the terrorists in fact Muslims?

If they were could it be they were not actually representing Muslims?

So what does being a Muslim have to do with 9/11/01?

Bill O’Reilly being an extremist does not make all news anchors extremists.

We should more concerned about: A. How did the terrorists get by Bush,Cheney,Rice,Rummy and the NSA? They had been living but a few blocks from NSA headquarters....hmmmmmmmm. Agencies were aware of this. Bush was advised that there was something about to happen.

B. Bush,Cheney,Rice and Rummy lying about WMD's in Iarq

C. "Yes, substantial fraud was involved. For example, mortgage companies and banks used deceit to get people to take on mortgages when there was no possibility that the borrowers would be able to meet the payments. Not only was this fraud, but this fraud depended on government authorities(Bush admin) ignoring their regulatory responsibilities." http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

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Jimo 3 years, 5 months ago

" I think we should forgive him the earlier comment in the heat of the moment,."

No, his comment was part and parcel of a repeated theme from fascist demagogues who see short term political gain in demonizing billions of people at the expense of destroying this nation's long term national security by alienating our mutual allies in this struggle.

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lawrenceguy40 3 years, 5 months ago

Liberty - you are deluding yourself if you think that it is anything else but a Victory Mosque.

It is to be called the Corboda Center, named after the mosque in Spain. That mosque was built on the site of a church after a "great" muslim victory in the 8th century. They could call it anything they wanted, but in choosing Corboda they unwittingly reveal their true intent. It is to commemorate their "great" 9/11 victory.

Has your wife chosen her burka yet? If you vote liberals in again, she could well be forced to wear one in a few years.

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Mike Ford 3 years, 5 months ago

facts don't matter to bullies, volume does, right archie bunkers....

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Centerville 3 years, 5 months ago

Thanks, Sarah. Maybe the LJW could hire you as a fact checker. That position seems to be vacant.

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cato_the_elder 3 years, 5 months ago

NoFitz, "denying Muslims a place to worship?" Really? For months now, the proponents of this project have been between a mosque and a hard place. On the one hand, they've claimed that it's a place of worship (hiding behind the First Amendment), while at the same time denying that it's a place of worship ("Gee, folks, quit calling it a 'mosque' - it's really just a 'community outreach center'"). Aside from the fact that the proponents of the project don't seem to know what it really is, there are over 80 mosques in New York City where people of the Islamic faith can worship. NoFitz, this isn't about a "place to worship." If you think it is, you're naive.

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Tom Shewmon 3 years, 5 months ago

Sarah, dealing in facts is not important to the unhinged left. They're more agitated now than ever and are stopping at nothing to keep their corrupt leaders in power---this of course includes their other appendage---the corrupt establishment liberal media---as we have just seen a very good example last week---on display for everyone to see.

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NoFitz 3 years, 5 months ago

Would O'Reilly forgive anyone else for a slip up? Sorry. He doesn't deserve it. I saw the unwarranted and patently false hit job he did on the KU professor back 2003. As I recall, everyone of that professor's words were gladly portrayed out of context by O'Reilly who also accused him of not only being a pedophile, but promoting it. That professor received death threats, as did his family. His home was vandalized. O'Reilly took a discussion about the challenges disabled people face with the subject of sexuality and called it "wheel chair sex day." Every bit of that astroturf scandal was gladly cast as something it wasn't by O'Reilly to help a wacked out state senator from Witchita get her name in the press.

So don't go crying for a man who tries to justify denying Muslims a place to worship through yet more 9/11 Islamic xenophobia. The man drives ratings with fear and as a result he's done a lot of damage to good and innocent people. As far as I'm concerned, if you live by the gun, you die by the gun.

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