Tue, Feb 22, 2005 at 9:07:00 am
Top House Democrat Charlie Rangel says it’s “bigoted” to call groups like Hizballah “Islamic terrorists:” Rangel: Don’t Call it ‘Islamic Terrorism’. (Hat tip: John Steele.)
Asked about the refusal by some European governments to declare Hezbollah an Islamic terror group, Rangel told WWRL’s Steve Malzberg and Karen Hunter, “To call it Islamic terror is discriminating, it’s bigoted, it is not the right thing to say.”
Rangel even questioned whether, in fact, a worldwide Islamic terrorist movement even existed, saying, “We just take for granted that there is an Islamic terror movement because we do have some fanatic people who come from Islamic countries.”
The Harlem Democrat complained: “When we had the Ku Klux Klan we didn’t call them Baptist terrorists. When Hitler was killing Jews, we didn’t call it Christian terrorists.”
I think it’s time to change the mascot of the Democratic Party from a donkey to an ostrich, with its head firmly planted in the sand.