IRONY: Islamophobe Juan Williams Slams Pamela Geller
The week since the Jihadist attack at the Garland Texas Mohammed Art Exhibit has seen organizer Pamela Geller attacked by far too many in the mainstream media for being “anti-Islamic,” “provoking” a Jihadist attack and the like.
The most ironic of these attacks comes from certified “Islamophobe” Juan Williams. We can call Williams an “Islamophobe” because the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) attacked Williams back in 2010 for “intolerant” remarks he made about Muslims. If CAIR attacks anyone’s speech or actions, that person is by default an “Islamophobe”. 😉 (see CAIR’s “Call to Action” vs. Williams below) (see also Burning CAIR’s Islamophobia Report OBS 10/7/13)
Recall that Mr. Williams was fired from NPR for the following “insensitive” remarks he made on Bill O’Reilly’s show in 2010:
Look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.
In firing Mr Williams for those remarks, NPR said:
On Wednesday night we gave Juan Williams notice that we are terminating his contract as a Senior News Analyst for NPR News.
Juan has been a valuable contributor to NPR and public radio for many years and we did not make this decision lightly or without regret. However, his remarks on The O’Reilly Factor this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.
We regret these circumstances and thank Juan Williams for his many years of service to NPR and public radio. NPR Statement On The Termination Of Juan Williams’ Contract 10/21/10 NPR
Naturally, Islamic advocacy group the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) played no small role in William’s firing for his egregious anti-Islamic remark:
For a further dash of irony herein, Ms. Geller DEFENDED Williams right to say what he said when he was attacked for the 2010 O’Reilly remarks:
Juan Attacks Geller for Garland Texas: