Donald Trump’s faithful foot soldier in bigotry, Sean Hannity, was there for the Donald again last night.
While much of the world condemned Donald Trump’s plan to bar all Muslims from entering the United States – and few noticed that it just happened to show up on a day when he slipped behind Ted Cruz in an Iowa poll – Hannity went on the air seemingly determined to validate Trump by making Muslims look as awful as he could.
Hannity had a panel of three people with different views, but only one got to express her views without interruption or attack. That certainly wasn’t Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi.
“If you are looking for entertainment and joke, listen to Mr. Trump and his toxic – “ Elahi began.
Hannity interrupted. “Imam, excuse me. Don’t be so insulting to people that disagree with you.” Of course, Hannity meant, “don’t be so insulting to people I’m promoting.” Because insulting people Hannity disagrees with is his forté.
Then, rather than let the imam respond, Hannity started yelling, “14 Americans, 14 Americans, sir, were killed by radicalized Muslims! So that’s not a joke! And him saying that we need to figure out who these people are that we’re letting into our country, that’s to protect Americans, sir. I don’t think that’s very funny."
As Hannity continued to berate him, Elahi tried to explain that Islamophobia plays right into the hands of ISIS: “If you want to make ISIS happy, then go ahead with Islamophobia. And then ask the Muslim community to apologize,” Elahi said.
But Hannity didn’t want to listen.
“Unless we can ascertain what the motivation is of people that grow up under that culture, there becomes a great difficulty in whether or not we’re willing to gamble with the lives of Americans by letting in people who potentially could be radicalized,” Hannity said to another guest.
I’ve posted before how Hannity loves using the phrase “gamble with the lives of Americans” to accuse those he thinks are too soft on Muslims. Yet, Hannity, himself, was all for gambling with American lives when he promoted racist rancher Cliven Bundy for threatening federal officials who wanted to enforce the law Bundy flouted.
GABRIEL: Those who are raised in strict Islamic societies, radical Islamic societies, who are taught to hate the infidels and the disbelievers, that Islam is superior to all other religions, this is not compatible with the constitution and it’s not compatible with our values. Where we in the Judeo-Christian culture are taught to love, to forgive, to do unto others what you want others unto you. So we are facing a clash of civilizations and we have to open our eyes and ears and identify those radical people coming into our society.
…We should not let any refugees into the country, not when we have killers already embedded in the refugees… they want to come here and they want to kill us.
I’m all for Judeo-Christian values but has Gabriel never noticed that not all Christians are loving and forgiving? If you ask me, a lot of non-Judeo-Christian values were on display right there from her and bullyboy Hannity.
Watch it below, from the December 7 Hannity.
Have a great day. Anita
I’m also pretty sure there are a lot of Jewish Americans who still remember when those “loving and forgiving Christians” weren’t quite so “loving and forgiving” to them. As recently as the late 70s, in fact. (This whole “Judeo-Christian” bullshit only came about when some very notorious anti-Semitic Conservative Christians decided that they needed to explain their support for Israel—the “end of days” scenario they so desperately long for can only come about with an actual country called Israel. The Conservative Christians also felt that Orthodox Jews shared much of the same “social” concerns and distaste for “modern values,” so a “marriage of convenience” was made. Before Reagan, the likes of Jerry Falwell and Billy Graham spoke ONLY of “Christian” values and beliefs; after Reagan, it all suddenly became “Judeo-Christian.”)
Eyes on Fox, FYI, Krauthammer has criticized Trump before, and was rewarded with some vile insults from him. So I think he knows very well what he’s up against.