Talk Radio vs. Islam

Conservative Radio Talk Show Host Michael Savage is suing the Council on American-Islamic Relations for using a 4-minute bit of his show “The Savage Nation” to raise awareness of his conservative politics among potential advertisers. Savaged called the Queran “a throwback document” and a “book of hate.” I wonder what Savage things of, I don’t know, the Old Testament, for instance?

“What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in when you let them in here with that throwback document in their hand, which is a book of hate,” Savage said during the portion of the broadcast highlighted by CAIR. “Don’t tell me I need reeducation. They need deportation.”

In an interview with The Associated Press on Monday, Savage said he was talking about Iran president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his dangerous and violent brand of Islamic extremism, not about the religion in general.

Savage said he strongly supports freedom of speech, but “it’s another thing to take away a man’s millstone and try to put him out of business.”

A CAIR spokeswoman… called the suit,… “bizarre, sloppy and baseless.” …”We expect to prevail based on the facts, the law and the Constitution,” Amina Rubin said.

Its fun watching religious people and conservatives beat each other up.

Comments

  1. #1 IanR
    December 6, 2007

    “it’s another thing to take away a man’s millstone and try to put him out of business.”

    I think this is more like hanging his millstone around his neck (and throwing him in the mill pond).

  2. #2 Tyler DiPietro
    December 6, 2007

    “Its fun watching religious people and conservatives beat each other up.”

    Yes, the more they fight each other, the less they do to undermine secularism and the church-state separation.

    BTW, I have a post stuck in the moderation queue. Don’t know exactly why it ended up in there.

  3. #3 the real Ishmael
    December 6, 2007

    “fun watching religious people and conservatives beat each other up”
    Is there a difference? I mean, ewhen was the last time we heard the phrase ” conservative atheist”, or “conservative animist”…well, except for the Wiccans, and those “mother-rightists…”
    http://www.suppressedhistories.net/matrix/matrix.html

  4. #4 Evan
    December 6, 2007

    Actually, I have a friend whose father is a Conservative Atheist. He’s the type of person who loves debating the reality of religion with traveling Jehova’s Witnesses to the point of making them run away screaming, all the while muttering about “those goddamn liberals.” It’s quite surreal.

  5. #5 Anne Gilbert
    December 6, 2007

    Michael Savage obviously doesn’t know a thing about Islam. Otherwise, he would not have made the kind of remarks he did. And this sort of attitude has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with any particular religious faith tradition. Islam is no better and no worse as far as its practitioners are concerned, than Christianity or Judaism.
    Anne G

  6. #6 Dunc
    December 7, 2007

    I love it when talk radio frothers get all upset when people bring their own publicly-broadcast words to the attention of the people who paid for those words to be broadcast… I mean, how unfair can you get? ;)