Juan Williams Fired for Muslim Remarks: React Now!

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Two days after appearing on Fox News and engaging with Bill O'Reilly on the topic of Muslims in America, veteran political analyst Juan Williams was fired by NPR.

On Monday, the host - who got into it on The View over this topic - asked Williams if there is a "Muslim dilemma" in the United States, prompting the contributor to say "political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don't address reality" and adding:

"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 response to this statement, Nihad Awad, the executive directior of the Council for American-Islamic Relations, said the comments were "irresponsible and inflammatory" and said they "should not pass without action by NPR."

They did not. The company terminated Williams and said of his Fox News appearance:

"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."

Should Williams have been fired by NPR?


Any American person wondering about what Islam teaches should simply goto an Arabic Website and translate with Google. Islam is not a Religion. Islam is a National State. Muslims are black, white, brown and yellow. 90% of the worlds muslims are Sunni of which there are four types. If the teaching of Islam were being spouted by a Whiteman with a pillow case over his head the liberal media would be going nuts and rightly so. Islamic expansion has been going on for 1400 years and has many ways to expand. To be that sucessful you can be sure there are techniques of infitration and deception. Do not take anyones word for granted. Check out the facts. Do some research. Protect your own freedom.


My apologies, I thought he was fired from Fox News.


Fox news, your fired! I am so sick of the PC in this country. Muslims can kiss my ass. Your people attacked our country, thanks for the silent outcry (sic). NPR who? Do we care about the NPR?


@Lina and @Golddust: Fair enough, but I think the question/issue is: what's your point? Or, what's the point of Juan Williams? Is he saying Muslims should be barred from planes? It's easy to make generalizations and call out people for being too PC - but what's the next step? What is someone who says this actually advocating? Unless there's some practical point, comments such as these appear to be inflammatory just for the sake of being inflammatory.


I agree with Lynda Wyatt. I am through with this pc crap that says we have to accept everything we are spoon fed or it is racial profiling. I'm sorry it wasn't my grandmother who flew into the Towers, it was Muslims. Wake up people. Muslims today are just like the Catholics during the Crusades...armed and dangerous.


It is expected to be afraid of a culture that recently attacked your home soil. After WWII everyone was afraid of Japanese people, however, today the US and Japan are quite chummy. I can't blame NPR for firing Juan Williams (he's a moron anyway). You can't continue to have reporters spread fear. It's just not smart.


NPR will lose their funding. They don't appreciate insightful opinion--they took Williams' comments completely out of context. So, if you aren't a robotic political puppet for them, you are out and they will hire a Tokyo Rose. Well, not on my dime. I say NPR is OUT!

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