Report in the Boston Globe 27th April – a bit out of date but I am new to this and I thought this gives an interesting insight into the minds of some Americans.
The extract is from a programme hosted by one JAy Severin on WTKK-FM in Boston and published on Media Monitors Network
Severin’s comment, “You think we should befriend them; I think we should kill them,” came at the end of a conversation with a caller named Chris from Rhode Island who suggested that the United States befriend Muslims in this country “to help us root out their leaders who aren’t really Muslims.”
As part of his response, Severin said, “I believe that Muslims in this country are a fifth column. . . . The vast majority of Muslims in this country are very obviously loyal, not to the United States, but to their religion. And I’m worried that when the time comes for them to stand up and be counted, the reason they are here is to take over our culture and eventually take over our country.”
He said: “My suspicion is that the majority of Muslims in the United States, who regard themselves as Muslims first and not as Americans really at all, see an American map one day where this is the United States of Islam, not the United States of America. I think it pays to harbor those suspicions.”
Toward the end of the conversation, Severin asked, “Do you think we should befriend them?”
The caller said, “Well, I see Muslims in this country, they seem to like freedom.”
“Would you answer my question?” Severin said. “Do you think we should befriend them?”
“I think we should . . .” the caller said before being interrupted.
“I’m going to try one more time,” Severin said. “The host takes pains to phrase questions sometimes and in a fashion such, the appropriate reply is a yes or a no. This is a three-strike state; you’re about to get your third strike. Do you believe we should befriend them?”
“Yes,” the caller said.
“I’ve got good news for you: We have,” Severin replied. “Thanks for the call and that’s what I’m worried about.”
Then, introducing another caller, Severin said: “I have an alternative viewpoint. It’s slightly different than yours. You think we should befriend them; I think we should kill them.”
Apparently he later apologised but…………………….