Given her belief that American Christians are under seige, Andrea Tantaros has either an incredible lack of self awareness or she just doesn't care about her own double standard when it comes to her hatred of Islam. Tantaros, who claims to have studied the Koran, was accused of promoting hate speech when, during a speech at Guilford College, she called Islam "a religion of hate" and made some other equally offensive, stereotyping comments. She has used her Fox News platform to make similar inflammatory and ignorant remarks about Islam which she says is "the most intolerant religion in the world." On yesterday's Outnumbered, in yet another Islamophobic rant, she, once again, demonstrated that she doesn't know shit about Islam. But then she thinks that atheism is a religion that is being imposed on Americans....
While Tantaros claims that Islam is intolerant, she has nothing to say about homophobic "Christian" hate groups and pastors whose comments are documented on Right Wing Watch. But that doesn't stop her from saying stupid shit like "Muslims won't stop killing us until everybody in this country is a Muslim or is ruled by Muslims." While Christians certainly have their own unsavory history of forced conversions and killing of "infidels," Tantaros says that the goal of Islam is "to kill or convert," and that this ultimatum has been its modus operandi "for as long as anybody can remember" - an assertion that is highly offensive to the millions of peaceful Muslims, including those in the US, who aren't forcing conversions to Islam.
Yesterday, during a discussion about the savage death of James Foley Tantaros proffered this gem:
They’ve been doing this for hundreds and hundreds of years. If you study the history of Islam, our ship captains were getting murdered. The French had to tip us off. I mean these were the days of Thomas Jefferson. They’ve been doing the same thing. This isn’t a surprise. You can’t solve it with a dialogue. You can’t solve it with a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head. It’s the only thing these people understand. And all we’ve heard from this president is a case to heap praise on this religion, as if to appease them.
Tantaros is referring to the Barbary pirates who weren't jihadists but, rather, Muslim men who attacked ships, off the North African coast, for plunder and slaves. In other words, they were in it for the money as were American privateers during the Revolution. Ironically, the Treaty of Tripoli, established between the US and the Barbary states, stated that the US "is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion." (Bet Tantaros doesn't know that!)
She also doesn't seem to have any sense that Islam has produced great civilizations (think algebra) which peacefully coexisted with Christians and Jews (Spain, during the Convivencia) while European Christian countries were persecuting Jews. When the Catholic conquistadors conquered the America's, they engaged in forced conversion. When the Muslims conquered their lands, Christians and Jews were only required to pay a special tax.
What Tantaros doesn't seem to understand is that radical Islam and ISIS are aberrations of Islam - as those who murder abortion doctors, vandalize clinics, and preach violence against gays in the name of Jesus are aberrations of Christianity.
When anybody (especially those evil atheists) dares to challenge the intrusion of Christianity into the public square, Fox is all outraged. Yet, Andrea Tantaros can make stupid and hateful Islamophobic comments, on a national "fair & balanced" news network. Not for nothing is Fox News, "the place where you can bash Islam with impunity." But Fox hosts love Jesus so it's all good...
It isn’t “radical Islam” that is the problem, it is ISLAM. Period.
The “radicals” are actually the faithful followers of Islam doing exactly what their god and prophet COMMAND them to do as recorded in “the most holy and inerrant” Koran.
The “good and peaceful” Muslims are actually the apostates, not doing what their god and prophet command.
Faithful Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus and other followers of various religions don’t convert by force and chop off the heads of the unbelievers who won’t convert. Even Catholics don’t do it, at least not any more, although their favorite way of dealing with unbelievers and heretics was burning them at the stake. Islam is the only religion that has a command from their god to kill and even chop off the heads of the infidels.
BTW, in addition to killing all the infidels that won’t convert to Islam, the Muslim true believers are also supposed to kill the apostate Muslims.
Islam is an ugly, vile, dirty, hateful, idiotic, and intolerant religion. If that is “Islamphobia” then so be it. However, the correct term would be “Islamrepugnare.”
What’s so ironic about Muslim-bashing is that, as you say, Muslims were completely tolerant about Jews and Christians (hey, that tolerance is even written into the mandates of the Koran, for crying out loud) up to the point that the Christian “crusaders” started massacring Muslims just for the sake of massacring Muslims.