I don’t know whether you caught this, because I don’t think too many Atlas readers can stand Bill O’Reilly. I find him tough to take. Perhaps he likes the word “bloviator” so much because he defines it. But I made it my business to watch FOX this week to see how they are handling the cartoon crisis and the raging war against freedom. The unimaginable horror in Paris is a terrible teachable moment. People are listening. It’s a pity that the best informed and the most knowledgeable are not being heard. Leftists, Islamic supremacists and more conservative voices with little knowledge of jihad are being given far too much time.
Some of the punditry is cringe-worthy. Ralph Peters saying that Europe’s problem was that they imported the “bad Muslims,” not the good Muslims was patently absurd. There’s more, but you get the drift.
I had to grab this pearl from Bill’s talking points on Thursday evening about the Ground Zero Mosque, the “civilized” world (vs. the savage) and the Muhammad cartoons. These videos are short. Watch ’em all.
Now watch this flashback to October 2010. Bill O’Reilly had on Nihad Awad, founder of the US arm of Hamas, CAIR, giving him a platform to spew his bile. Calling Awad a “good guest,” he gave Awad the floor to proselytize for the Ground Zero mosque while whining about my effective opposition — O’Reilly said, “If you want me to take care of that woman, I will.” Watch:
When Nihad Awad all but declared a fatwa on my head, O’Reilly had me on the following night. Below is that exchange. Watch it. What a difference 4 years makes, eh? He’s never had me on again, but the good news is that he has certainly flipped.
Look at Bill then, and how he disdainfully responds to my principled stand on free speech and the Muhammad cartoons. He was more concerned with offended Muslims, it seems.
BTW, the woman I am talking about in this segment is the Seattle cartoonist Molly Norris, who is still in hiding. She had to move, change her name, her life and her job at her own expense because of Muslim death threats.
Maybe the spin stops here, Mr. Bill. Welcome to the war.
One of our AFDI/SIOA demos at Ground Zero against the mosquesteosity. I don’t recall O’Reilly’s.