The left is up in arms today over comments made by Fox & Friends Weekend co-host Jon Scott about the Muslim community. Over the weekend, Scott looked right into the camera and sent Muslims everywhere a brutal message, which none of them wanted to hear.
“If you don’t want to be portrayed in a negative light, maybe don’t burn people alive and set off bombs and things like that,” said Scott during a discussion surrounding the way Muslims are upset about the way they are portrayed negatively in Hollywood. Scott also brought up Monday’s Boston Marathon, saying, “Do we remember who the bombers of the Boston Marathon were?”
Watch the segment below:
For his part, Pete Hegseth, who co-hosts Fox & Friends Weekend with Scott and Abby Huntsman, said the Muslim community should become more proactive in protecting its own image. “Point out the radicalism and say, ‘That’s not me,'” he suggested.
Many Twitter users were outraged:
— Monis Khan (@monisismissing) April 16, 2017
@JonScottFNC if you think that all Muslims are ISIS then all Christians are KKK
— Bill Kaz (@billkaz2009) April 16, 2017
— Sarah O'Connell (@eatmoreart) April 16, 2017
According to Western Journalism, Scott made his comments after watching a video clip of actor Mandy Patinkin, who stars in the TV series Homeland, which has been criticized for its negative portrayal of Muslims. Patinkin said last week on MSNBC that “maybe it’s the … white men in the government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community.”
When asked if Hollywood should change its portrayal of Muslims, Patinkin responded, “In movies, it was cowboys and Indians and the Nazis” that Hollywood once portrayed as the villains. “Now they’ve chosen the Muslim community. A community who has made contributions to the world of a monumental nature,” he added, before promising that his program will strive to become “part of the cure, not part of the problem.”
This notion that the Muslim community “has made contributions to the world of a monumental nature” is a common misconception perpetuated by the left to excuse the real atrocities they are responsible for, like slavery on a massive scale and worldwide terrorism. The next time a liberal tries using a similar argument, just ask them what exactly Muslims have contributed to society. Then, sit back and watch them squirm.