Bill O’Reilly Throws Muslims Under the Bus
Posted by Karl Withakay on October 14, 2010
I believe Bill O’Reilly believes in what he says. When he recently said, “Muslims killed us on 9/11“, I believe that he believes that we were attacked by the Muslim religion itself (ie: we were attacked by the Muslims) rather than just that the persons who carried out the attack were Muslims.
I also believe he is dead wrong. Though it is technically correct to say that 9-11 was carried out by Muslims, it is also technically correct to say 9-11 was carried out by heterosexual men. In either of these cases, the statements serve no useful purpose and only serve to deceive and mislead by making false implications and encouraging erroneous inferences about responsibility for the attacks. As a heterosexual man who did not participate in the attacks, I wish not to be incorrectly associated with those that did, and I imagine many Muslims feel the same way.
I could provide various statements about things that were done by (people who happened to be) Republicans or Christians that I’m sure Bill O’Reilly would freak out about if you said them to his face, but I think I’ve already made my point.