Whatever your thoughts are on whether Juan Williams deserved to be fired by National Public Radio or not, you’re probably going to get a chuckle out of the reaction on the websites owned by Andrew Breitbart. For the writers from those sites, the firing is just confirmation of whatever boogeyman du jour they were already peddling. Jeff Dunetz creates a connection to the White House out of thin air:
Most probably, NPR had a partner in the decision. This was the opening shot of the White House’s escalation of its war on Fox News. Its intent was to send shivers down the spine of any journalist or news network that cooperates with Fox News.
He doesn’t have a shred of evidence for this claim, of course, but it’s “most probably” true in his eyes. So who needs actual evidence? Then again, this is his idea of offering evidence:
In recent weeks the White House has been preparing to “ramp up” its war on Fox
* George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) is donating $1.8 million to NPR for a project planned to add at least 100 reporters across the country to cover local state house politics to fill the holes left by the firing of so many local reporters due to the contraction in the field of journalism over the last decade. Soros is not only the Chairman of the OSF but their 2008 tax return reflected Soros donation of over $400 million.
Uh. What does the second statement have to do with the first? George Soros is not the White House. And of course, Dunetz hasn’t objected one bit to Fox News having donated a million dollars to the Republican Governors Association. When rich liberals give their money to liberal non-profits, this proves that the Democrats are in the pocket of those rich liberals; when rich conservatives donate money directly to Republican political parties, that’s just fine.
But this is nothing compared to the crazy being brought by Frank Gaffney on another Breitbart site. This all just proves one thing to him: The Muslims are coming, the Muslims are coming!
Juan Williams’ firing is evidence of submission to shariah. As Molly Norris can attest, that code makes it a capital offense to “blaspheme” or “slander” Islam. It is no accident that Williams feels trepidation about getting on a plane with those whose dress indicates that they are shariah-adherent. That fear is precisely the intended response to terrifying jihadism; it is what is expected of dhimmis – the infidels who do not convert to Islam, but are nonetheless allowed to live as second-class citizens under Muslim domination. NPR and the other media that submit (the literal meaning of Islam) so as to give no offense rather than risk retaliation are exhibiting the characteristics of dhimmitude.
Can you believe the nerve of Muslims to dress like Muslims (whatever that is — I’d bet the average anti-Muslim bigot would just as readily identify a Sikh or a Hindu as a Muslim; anyone with dark skin and anything on their head other than a Nascar hat will do)? They’re trying to make us feel trepidation by dressing like what they are!
Never mind that the overwhelming majority of Muslims traveling in the US are almost certainly American citizens who support this country just as much as those who look askance at them. Or that someone who actually planned to commit terrorism is far more likely to NOT dress like a Muslim in order to avoid any unnecessary attention. You must fear them!