McCain Rips Fox Anchor Over 'Allahu Akbar'

Kilmeade thinks the comment is offensive, McCain recoils
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2013 1:01 PM CDT

John McCain has been taking some flak from Fox News, whose anchors have been accusing him of "bailing out" President Obama by backing the notion of a military strike on Syria, reports Mediaite. The tensions seemed to spill over in a recent segment in which host Brian Kilmeade played a clip of a Syrian rebel shooting down a plane and yelling "Allahu Akbar":

  • Kilmeade: “I have a problem helping those people if they’re screaming that after a hit."
  • McCain: "You have a problem with that? Would you have a problem with an American, a Christian, saying, ‘Thank God? Thank God?’ That’s what they’re saying. Come on. Of course they’re Muslims. But they’re moderates, and I guarantee you that they are moderates. I know them and I’ve been with them. For someone to say ‘Allahu Akbar’ is about as offensive as someone saying, 'Thank God.'"
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