Nidal Hasan, a Muslim, killed a bunch of people at Ft. Hood. This is a challenge to the right wing to come up with the most outrageously crazy thing to say, about Muslims. Today: Bill O'Reilly vs. Bryan Fischer.
We could not help but to enter Bill O as a contender after his classic "Devil's advocate" bit last night:
Let me play Devil's advocate here: Barack Obama wants to win hearts and minds in the Middle East. Which is a good thing. And you know that, as a soldier, we can't kill all the Muslims. So we want to win as many hearts and minds of good, moderate Muslims as we can.
Not kill them all? Provocative! His competitor is Bryan Fischer, the "Director of Issues Analysis" for the American Family Association:
It is time, I suggest, to stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military...
Of course, most U.S. Muslims don't shoot up their fellow soldiers. Fine. As soon as Muslims give us a foolproof way to identify their jihadis from their moderates, we'll go back to allowing them to serve. You tell us who the ones are that we have to worry about, prove you're right, and Muslims can once again serve. Until that day comes, we simply cannot afford the risk. You invent a jihadi-detector that works every time it's used, and we'll welcome you back with open arms.
This is not Islamophobia, it is Islamo-realism.
The preposterousness of allowing Muslims to not be killed, or the Islamo-realism of banning them, just in case? Vote now!