Savage on Muslim immigrants: 15th-century "throwbacks, some of whom are no doubt terrorists, and some of whom are gonna produce children who will become terrorists"

››› ››› HANNAH DREIER

On The Savage Nation, discussing a caller's statement that "Muslim fundamentalists" are "walk[ing] around Northern Virginia as if they own the place," Michael Savage asked, "Why would a nation that is as evolved as America, and as liberal as America is socially, want to bring in throwbacks who are living in the 15th century?" He also asked: "What is the societal benefit of bringing in throwbacks, some of whom are no doubt terrorists, and some of whom are gonna produce children who will become terrorists?"

During the September 16 broadcast of The Savage Nation, host Michael Savage discussed what a caller described as "the garbage that comes in here legally." The caller stated, "[W]e talk about illegal aliens, but we tend to forget the garbage that comes in here legally. Like, I just moved to D.C., and all these Muslim fundamentalists, I mean, they walk around Northern Virginia as if they own the place." Savage responded: "All right, well, they do own the place -- they spit on Americans. They look at you with hatred if you're not wearing 14th- to 15th-century garb." Savage went on to add: "Why would a nation that is as evolved as America, and as liberal as America is socially, want to bring in throwbacks who are living in the 15th century? Now you have to ask yourself, what's the benefit? What is the societal benefit of bringing in throwbacks, some of whom are no doubt terrorists, and some of whom are gonna produce children who will become terrorists?"

As Media Matters for America noted, on the August 4 broadcast of The Savage Nation, while discussing the Italian government's decision to deploy soldiers on city streets to combat violent crime for which, according to The New York Times, "illegal immigrants are broadly blamed," Savage stated: "Things are so bad in Europe that the Italians have put soldiers, military on their streets. Now, you have to understand what it means by things are so bad. The illegal immigrants, mainly Muslims and Africans, are out of control." He then added: "So they've done there what we need to do here. We need to get our troops out of Iraq and put them on the streets of America to protect us from the scourge of illegal immigrants who are running rampant across America, killing our police for sport, raping, murdering like a scythe across America while the liberal psychos are telling us they come here to work."

Talk Radio Network, which syndicates Savage's show, claims that Savage is heard on more than 350 radio stations. The Savage Nation reaches at least 8.25 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, making it one of the most listened-to talk radio shows in the nation, behind only The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show.

From the September 16 broadcast of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:

CALLER: I mean, yeah, we talk about illegal aliens, but we tend to forget the garbage that comes in here legally. Like, I just moved to D.C., and all these Muslim fundamentalists, I mean, they walk around Northern Virginia as if they own the place.

SAVAGE: All right, well, they do own the place -- they spit on Americans. They look at you with hatred if you're not wearing 14th- to 15th-century garb, and they spit on the ground. Now the question is why Bush is bringing in so many of them -- isn't that the question?

CALLER: Absolutely. Absolutely.

SAVAGE: You'll have to ask the genius himself. Why would a nation that is as evolved as America, and as liberal as America is socially, want to bring in throwbacks who are living in the 15th century? Now you have to ask yourself, what's the benefit? What is the societal benefit of bringing in throwbacks, some of whom are no doubt terrorists, and some of whom are gonna produce children who will become terrorists? Why would you want to bring them into the country? Isn't that common sense, a commonsensical question? Well go ask George Bush -- he may have an answer for it.

CALLER: I doubt --

SAVAGE: I don't have an -- don't you understand? I'm gonna give you the shrug now -- the shoulders go up -- I go, uh, what do I know? How do I have an answer for George Bush's genius? I know that many Republicans think he has a plan for everything and in the end he's gonna show the genius that he really is. Thanks. We need more Muslims. I think we should have more throwbacks brought in with burkas and things of that nature who refuse to adapt to America or do as Americans do. We need more of them in every community, as many as we can get, particularly young, disenfranchised males. That's what we -- really, really need right now.

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