Yesterday on Meet the Press, Chuck Todd and members of his panel suggested that Americans are Islamophobic and that this irrational hatred is being driven by the politics of fear.
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At the top of NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, host Chuck Todd dismissed security concerns over terrorism as nothing more that bigotry: “How will the ISIS threat and the politics of fear impact the 2016 campaign? Also, Syrian refugees and America, are there legitimate reasons to slow the process or is this just Islamaphobia?”
Further teasing the upcoming segment later in the show, Todd proclaimed: “…the Republican presidential candidates have been playing on the politics of fear in an extraordinary way.” After soundbites ran of some of the GOP contenders discussing the topic, he lectured: “The politics of fear can be effective politically, but when does tough rhetoric turn into Islamophobia?”
Minutes later, Todd interviewed The Islamic Monthly senior editor Arsalan Iftikhar “who is also writing a book about Islamophobia in America.” Todd sympathetically wondered: “How tough has it been to be a Muslim-American this week?”
Well, Chuck, in the seven days since the Paris attacks, we’ve seen mosques attacked here in the United States in Omaha, Nebraska; Pflugerville Texas. There was a 43-year-old man in Saint Petersburg, Florida, who was arrested by the FBI for saying that he’s going to shoot and kill every single Muslim child that he sees. And Southwest Airlines actually had two or three flights where Muslims were taken off of the flights simply because they were Muslim. And so, it’s pretty much been par for the course since September 11th.
If you watch the video below, you will actually hear one panel member laugh as she suggests reeducation camps for adults.
The liberal media is completely out of touch with average Americans.