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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:41 PM

Boston Marathon Bombings: Fox News Contributor Erik Rush Says 'Kill all Muslimsí on Twitter

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Source: IBTimes UK




A prominent American journalist has blamed yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings on Muslim terrorists, while British singer Cheryl Cole has said she wants the world to stop in the wake of the attacks.


In response to yesterday's twin explosions, which killed three people and injured more than 140, celebrities have been flocking to express their shock, anger and resentment on Twitter, where "#Boston Marathon" and "#Pray4Boston" are trending.

Perhaps the most inflammatory reaction has come from Fox News contributor Erik Rush, a black conservative columnist and author, who posted a message on Twitter blaming the bombing on Muslim terrorists.

"@erikrush Everybody do the National Security Ankle Grab! Let's bring more Saudis in without screening them! C'mon! #bostonmarathon."

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His tweet prompted another user Bill Schmalfeldt to ask, " Sweet God. Are you ALREADY BLAMING MUSLIMS??"

Rush reportedly responded by saying "Yes, they're evil. Let's kill them all." He later deleted the post, claiming it was "sarcastic".


Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/457630/20130416/boston-marathon-bombing-twitter-celebrities-reaction-terrorism.htm

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Reply Boston Marathon Bombings: Fox News Contributor Erik Rush Says 'Kill all Muslimsí on Twitter (Original post)
grantcart Apr 2013 OP
Jamastiene Apr 2013 #1
skip fox Apr 2013 #2
shenmue Apr 2013 #3
Renew Deal Apr 2013 #4
grantcart Apr 2013 #16
maddezmom Apr 2013 #5
grantcart Apr 2013 #8
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #12
Blue_In_AK Apr 2013 #6
appleannie1 Apr 2013 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2013 #13
Warpy Apr 2013 #9
sikofit3 Apr 2013 #10
ZRT2209 Apr 2013 #11
defacto7 Apr 2013 #14
Cha Apr 2013 #15
Arctic Dave Apr 2013 #17
greatauntoftriplets Apr 2013 #18

Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:45 PM

1. What a fucking asshole. n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:46 PM

2. EVEN Fox should dump him over this inexcusable revelation of his true nature.

n/t

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:48 PM

3. Piece of shit

I call it as I see it.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:53 PM

4. I wouldn't call this guy "prominent" or a "journalist."

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:53 PM

16. well I wouldn't use either of those words to describe anyone at FOX


but he is probably less prominent or journalistic than their general pool, and that is a low bar.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:56 PM

5. More from Media Matters



After lashing out at critics for highlighting his "sarcastic" tweet that all Muslims should be killed following the Boston Marathon bombings, frequent Fox News guest Erik Rush doubled down on his anti-Muslim rhetoric, calling Islam "wholly incompatible with Western society" and saying America is at war with the religion.

In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, Rush tweeted, "Everybody do the National Security Ankle Grab! Let's bring more Saudis in without screening them! C'mon!" After another Twitter user criticized Rush for blaming Muslims, Rush responded, "Yes, they're evil. Let's kill them all." Rush later claimed that the now-deleted tweet was "sarcasm," but in his weekly WorldNetDaily column, Rush lashed out by calling his critics "dhimmis" and smearing Islam as "wholly incompatible with Western society." Rush went on to claim that America is at war with Islam and that "While killing people is definitely undesireable, that is what war tends to be about":

More: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/04/18/frequent-fox-guest-erik-rush-doubles-down-on-is/193679

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:01 PM

8. doubling down on idiocy.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 03:56 PM

6. Since I have a Muslim son-in-law who I love very much,

I really take offense at this.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:00 PM

7. It was not a Muslim that sent ricin to DC.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:30 PM

13. It was a Democrat who sent ricin to DC. A christian democrat (and proud of it). nt

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:15 PM

9. Idiots think the world will be perfect if we kill "them."

Unfortunately for this particular idiot, "them" is starting more and more to look like one of his audience.

Face it, al Qaeda cells would have made a better bomb.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:18 PM

10. Discusting

He should be fired and ostracized!

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:25 PM

11. he needs to seek counseling

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:32 PM

14. and he thinks he can delete it.

Not a very smart guy.

Blatantly inciting hatred and xenophobia in the media is inexcusable.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 04:52 PM

15. What a stupid stupid man.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 05:14 PM

17. When will Obama let loose the drones on him?

 

Actively calling for the murder of innocent people.

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Response to grantcart (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 05:20 PM

18. This article is dated Tuesday and doesn't find the Late Breaking News SoP.

We're locking it. Feel free to re-post it in GD.

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