Juan Williams’ Thoughtful Response to Firing

Juan Williams was in the ‘right’ to say want he said publically.  It does not matter whether you agree with him or not. He should be protected under the First Amendment.  He is not protected and YOU are NOT protected under the First Amendment!  Be aware! Free speech is not a given right anymore in this America.

America is no longer the America that George Washington and Ben Franklin founded.  We have move far away from that America!

What did Juan Williams say on Fox News in 2010?

“[P]olitical correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality. I mean, 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. Now, I remember also that when the Times Square bomber was at court, I think this was just last week. He said the war with Muslims, America’s war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts.

“But I think there are people who want to somehow remind us all as President Bush did after 9/11, it’s not a war against Islam. … Bill, here’s a caution point. The other day in New York, some guy cuts a Muslim cabby’s neck and says he’s attacking him or you think about the protest at the mosque near Ground Zero … I don’t know what is in that guy’s head. But I’m saying, we don’t want in America, people to have their rights violated to be attacked on the street because they heard a rhetoric from Bill O’Reilly and they act crazy. We’ve got to say to people as Bill was saying tonight, that guy is a nut.”

NPR, CAIR, OIC and other groups deemed Juan Williams a ‘nut’ based on his one comment!

This is a different culture war than we’ve been accustomed to.

“NPR should address the fact that one of its news analysts seems to believe that all airline passengers who are perceived to be Muslim can legitimately be viewed as security threats,” said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

In the second part of his statement on the O’Reilly show, Williams appeared to be indicating that the US is at war with Muslims in general. Perhaps these are the words that tipped the thinking of top NPR officials and led them to hand him a pink slip. It’s just such an attitude, after all, thatPresident Bush warned the nation against in the days following the 9/11 attacks.

However, as Williams’s O’Reilly appearance progressed, it became clear that he was not equating all Islam with the acts of a few extremists. He seemed to be arguing against that very proposition, although, given the vehemence of the host, Williams was getting few words in.

Christian Science Monitor

Related:

What did Juan Williams say?, American Thinker
Was the Firing of Juan Williams Fair?
Americans Wary of Muslims
Sharia law

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