On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that Fox News host Brian Kilmeade was Islamaphobic because he said that Syrian opposition groups shouting “Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!” as rockets hit government offices demonstrated Islamist influence among the opposition. “I have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit,” Kilmeade said. McCain responded: “Would you have a problem with an American or Christians saying ‘thank God? Thank God?’”
Comments: No, Senator, that means "Allah is greatest" and it´s what Muslims shout as they slam planes into buildings or before they behead someone. John McCain is an utter disgrace.
How many times have you heard of Christens opening fire on innocent soldiers at work while shouting "Thank God!" This is beyond the pale, of course we can´t support challenges to the likes of McCain and Graham, republicans have to win to govern.
In defense of McCain during his POW years in Vietnam, his cellmates report that John routinely turned down offers of favors and better treatment in exchange for information. If accurate, I honor him for that.
However, there is no excuse for his poor performance as a senator for the past umpteen years. He has passed his "sell by" date. As #8 and others point out, "allahu Akhbar" is usually a celebration of the death of infidels. Don´t ever compare a muslim to a Christian, there´s a world of difference.
Yes, Mr. McCain, I would have a problem with Christians shouting "Thank God" after bombing innocent people. Therefore, I have a problem with Muslims shouting "Allahu Akhbar" after bombing innocent people.
I am coming to the frightening conclusion that our supposedly intelligent leaders and talking heads are extremely stupid, obtuse, and in spite of an Ivy League education, are highly ignorant.
But especially obtuse. Come on, McCain, you don´t understand at all what Kilmeade meant?
I don´t think he´s a fool or senile - he´s a member of the ruling class, and his main mission is to maintain it. He sees himself as the leader of the supposed opposition and therefore the one in charge of any criticism of the administration. As part of that, he must denigrate any opposition opinion other than his own.
As far as I know Christians like me aren´t going around shouting Thank God and killing folk. Maybe McCrash Test Dummy knows something that I don´t. Kilmeade is a dillweed for not pointing this out for the old fool. McAmnesty needs for retire to one of his seven homes(or an old folks home in AZ) and go spend his wife´s beer money. And Johnny Macnutcase when you do go please take your bath house b-buddy Lindsey the Goober and your annoying daughter Mehgan with you.
There is no fool like an old fool. McLame has passed his use-by date, and should be taken off the shelf. Ignorance is no excuse, especially to a policy-setting member of the Senate. What were they thinking in Arizona? Why didn´t they elect Strom Thurmond or some other safely dead person? McBlame is not dead, it is just his brain that is gone. And here I have been thinking that Joe Biden was the King of gaff-land. Oops. No more Plugs. The new leader of mis-spoke is the formerly sentient John Sanders McBama.
#15 - that was after he ´broke´ and assisted the Viet Cong against his fellow prisoners. Some of this came out when the Swift Boat´s blog was after. Basically all the Swift Boaters covered for him, but some did not. McCain and Kerry also shut down the committee BEFORE they went through all of the information they had about sightings of POWs in the 90´s and said all were account for. What really made them disband was Kerry´s brother had financial dealings to pursue and couldn´t do it while they had the committee open. Yes, just like Benghazi, they left American serviceman behind!
#15 I understand your sentiment in wishing to honor McCain´s Vietnam service; however, Honor can be irreversibly marred, thus the term DISHONOR. McCain is not worthy of a hat tip on any day. He has and continues to destroy whatever acknowledgments he earned in Vietnam. Remember, Benedict Arnold was a great General and helped defeat the British. He captured Fort of Ticonderoga in 1775 and was instrumental in the Battle of Saratoga in 1777. Still the man was a TRAITOR and will forever be known as such. In my opinion McCain is heading down the same path.
No, John McCain, Christians do not shout "Praise G-d" before they seek to murder "infidels", those who disagree with their religion. Are you kidding me? Have you ever heard a Christian say this? You, sir, have lost your right to be a US senator, imho, and should be recalled TODAY. My suspicions about you are now confirmed.
It is this kind of thinking that has us in the mess we are in today. And I am SICK of it.
He was a mule´rear end on Fox. He came after Laura Ingraham. Made some arrogant statement about her thinking she knows more than he. Maybe he does. Maybe she does. It was just plain arrogance. Oh. It was John McCain. That explains it.
Senator, the God of Jews and Christians cannot be the same god the Islamists call Allah. Allah supposedly dictated a book to Mohammed word for word that says without hesitation that Jesus is not God, did not die and was not resurrected. Therefore when an Islamist says Allahu Akhbar, he is not talking about the same god.
OP is correct. Akhbar means great, or powerful. Nothing to do with thanking God. I wish some host on those endless talk shows where the fool appears will call him on this plain error of fact. People of Arizona, he is not just a feckless senator for your state, he is a danger to the nation. Don´t you have a recall provision in your state constitution?
They must have found and corrected the ejection seat problem shortly after McCain used it. You know, the problem where the entire body was not accelerated evenly, but the nether regions were momentarily in close proximity to the cranium.
It makes me sad to see McCain slipping to this degree. For a U.S. Senator to state that allahu akhbar is no different than shouting thank God is shameful and insults America. If McCain has slipped to where he really thinks this is true, it´s time to say, "good-bye," and if he doesn´t get it, it´s time to say, "good-bye."
A nuclear arms race is now arising in the Middle East, starting with an Iranian nuke, then a Saudi and Egyptian one. Nobody knows the end game. Obama´s biggest legacy may be worldwide instability for years to come. This administration is coming to an end. If you take away its corruption and thuggery, its constant scapegoating, its weird cast of characters, its astronomical spending, its drone killings of terrorists who were supposed to be dead last year, and its healthcare debacle -- everything comes down to imperial overreach.
ObamaCare was sold to the nation as a compassionate response to the approximately 47 million uninsured Americans. Yet, 30 million Americans will still not be insured even after the frenetic misrepresentation and bribery required to pass the bill and the botched rollout. Plus, the policies of millions of insured Americans are being cancelled and replaced with HHS "approved" policies that have higher premiums. Then, following the wipeout in the individual market, millions of Americans currently covered by employer-provided plans will have their policies cancelled because they are deemed inadequate and unacceptable under the ObamaCare regulations issued by HHS.
Muslims groups around the world are crying Islamophobia and playing the victim card as horrific Islamic-motivated crimes, such as grooming and rape-gangs, rage on with impunity throughout the Western world, especially in Europe. Rape or grooming gangs, which are almost entirely Muslim, are committing a crime that is religiously mandated in Islamic doctrine. Muslim grooming gangs have been operating unchallenged in Europe for over 20 years, especially in the UK, Holland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and France.
I am one who steers very clear of tinfoil hat conspiracy theories. I often believe progressives plant stories in order to distract and disrupt, enabling them to pursue their true goals and objectives. That’s why I stress the importance of staying focused on the modern liberal socialist policies of the Obama administration, not the sideshow antics. However, as a former combat commander, I have been trained to look for trends. And I believe we’ve found a very disturbing one. It seems that backdoor gun control is in full effect in the United States.
Wake up, Mom and Dad: your government has its paws all over your children during school hours -- always figuratively, and too often literally. If parents are taken out of the education equation completely, something will fill the vacuum. And that something is bound to be the police state. When kids in Brazil, Indiana participated in a mock drug raid at Clay County Courthouse as part of the annual October Red Ribbon Awareness week, they got a lesson in what it´s like to live in a police state.
Comrade Obama and the Politburo, both conveniently located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, are in the midst of overhauling the nation´s military. Radically so, as befits the nation´s most radical president. Downsizing the armed forces is the cover, in part. The people´s savior is giving the heave-ho to military brass who can´t quite get with the program, which might be described as inflicting a smothering political correctness on the nation´s armed forces. Political correctness is actually too charitable.
It has been disclosed in a recently published book about the 2012 campaign, Double Down by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, that the president told aides that he is "really good at killing people" with drones. I think the president is being far too modest. Drones aren´t the half of it. He´s really good at killing lots of things. With ObamaCare, he is killing the most effective healthcare system in the world.
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