"The Muslims have said either we kneel or they're going to kill us. I don't intend to kneel and I don't advocate to anybody that we kneel, and John doesn't advocate to anybody that we kneel." ~Col. Bud Day
"Muslim leaders and Arab-American groups quickly denounced the ''bigoted'' comments by Day, a Pensacola resident, Medal of Honor recipient and member of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attack machine from 2004.
''This is as close to racist as it gets. These are cheap street tactics,'' said Khaled Saffuri, who helped organize Arab outreach for President Bush's 2000 campaign but is now a Libertarian. ``Even if this is called a mistake or a slip of the tongue, it shows a bigger problem with racism. McCain and the Republican party should denounce this.''
''It's perpetuating a form of Islam-ophobia,'' said Saif Ishoof, a Miami Republican and president of the Center for Voter Advocacy, a nonpartisan group in Florida that educates Muslims about the political process." (source)
EVERYONE knows what the Colonel meant, but of course Muslim leaders are in an uproar. THEY might think there is a huge difference in saying Muslim or terrorist/radical Mulsim, etc. but no non-Muslim does. Terrorists are Muslim. I realize that doesn't mean ALL Muslims are terrorists, but since 99.999% of terrorists are Muslim, this is just semantics...and as usual when it comes to Muslims...much ado about nothing.
CAIR and "Muslim leaders" really need to invest in some non-Muslim PR people. Someone ballsy enough to say, "Every time you issue a statement you make yourselves look worse." If McCain "denounces" this, I'm "denouncing" him.
The MSM should start reporting when Muslims AREN'T offended by something --it would save time, ink and trees.