Why the 'War on Islam' Is All Wrong
MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan makes his case after O'Reilly comment
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 15, 2010 1:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – After Bill O’Reilly sparked a furor on the View with his comment that “Muslims killed us on 9/11,” MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan made an impassioned distinction today between Muslims and a Saudi-funded sect that has gone under the public radar, Mediaite reports. “There’s a small group of well funded Wahabbi extremists funded by the Saudi Arabian government, to whom we give money and guns,” he said on Morning Joe. They’re “the only ones who have ever killed us.”

“We are not at war with Islam,” Ratigan said; rather, it is only this sect that should be a concern. He slammed politicians and the media for failing to make “that distinction, because to fail to make that distinction is to risk a scale of conflict that may be convenient for TV ratings and votes but is an abomination for the human beings who populate this planet.” To read about another Fox host's comment that "all terrorists are Muslim," click here.

 

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