WASHINGTON — NPR's decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams for controversial remarks he made about Muslims on airplanes was not only roundly criticized by conservatives Thursday, but was viewed with alarm by some Muslim American activists and scholars.Yes, the gulf is getting wider. People are catching onto the fact that there is no freedom of expression in Islam and that Moslems want to impose their strictures, their shari'a, on America.
Public radio executives defended the move, saying that Williams' comment on Fox News violated the news organization's ethics guidelines and undermined his credibility. Williams said Monday on "The O'Reilly Factor" that he worries when he sees Muslims in traditional garb on airplanes.
But some prominent Muslim thinkers expressed concern Thursday that his firing would contribute to what appears to be a widening gulf between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States...
I say: Let the gulf grow even wider. That's the only way for those who love and want to maintain Western civilization to preserve our way of life.
You can't win a battle if you don't draw battle lines.