In Friday’s edition of Hannity and Colmes liberal loonbat Alan Colmes got his short hairs all twisted around his little pee-pee over usage of the terms “Islamic terrorists,” “Islamic militants,” or “Islamic extremists.”
His contention was combining the term jihadis with the Islamic religion was, to use his phraseology, “hate speech.”
But wait his looniness only got worse. Guest, terrorism expert Steve Emerson, later called him out over the use of the term “Islamic Jihad,” a term the terror group themselves refer to themselves as. Newsbusters has the entire transcript but here is the section where Emerson make an utter fool of Colmes. (Not that that is any great accomplishment, any high school student could do the same.)
EMERSON: Wait a second, now. Does the term “Islamic Jihad” offend you?
COLMES: You’re using offensive terminology because you are defining a religion that way.
EMERSON: Wait, that’s the term of a group, Alan, that’s the term of a group describes itself as “Islamic Jihad.” We caught you, Alan.
COLMES: No, you didn’t catch me. You didn’t catch me.
EMERSON: That’s not something that we call them.
COLMES: Fine. It is an offensive, and you are indicting an entire religion by the terminology.
EMERSON: Wait, wait. Islamic Jihad, which, Alan, Islamic Jihad calls itself “Islamic Jihad.” They are the ones defining the religion, not us.
COLMES: All right, good. Let them do it.
EMERSON: And you’re telling me that we are the guilty ones.
COLMES: You can, it’s not for you to define their religion. But we’re going to talk more-
EMERSON: But I’m only using their term.
COLMES: You, I don’t think you have the right to do that. I don’t think that’s your call.
EMERSON: I don’t have the right to use their term? They call themselves “Islamic Jihad”?
COLMES: Because it’s their religion, not yours, and you’re trying to define their religion your way.
If that isn’t an example of a hypocritical blithering idiot I don’t know what is.
I’ve heard Colmes use African-American describing some crime that has been committed too many times to count. I wonder what his response would be if asked if that term was hate speech as well. Using his convoluted *logic* it’s use in that context would be a slam against ALL Americans.
I’ve never cared much for Colmes, and for that matter Hannity doesn’t strike me as the brightest color in a Crayola box, but lately Colmes has gone off the rails far too many times for my tastes. For my money he ranks a very close third behind Matthews and OlberFool loonbat scale.
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