Quinn defended suggestion that military response to India attacks is warranted regardless of whether "a lot of peaceful Muslims" are harmed or killed

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Responding to a Media Matters item, radio host Jim Quinn defended his suggestion that a military response to the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, is warranted regardless of whether "a lot of peaceful Muslims" are harmed or killed. Quinn responded, in part: "[I]f I'm in a room with a thousand people, and 999 of them love me, but one has a gun and wants to kill me, how relevant are the 999? They have no relevance whatever. I'm sorry, but peaceful Muslims will only be relevant insofar as they rise up against those who are not peaceful."

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On the December 2 broadcast of The War Room with Quinn & Rose, co-host Jim Quinn addressed a Media Matters for America item documenting his suggestion during the previous day's broadcast that "we" should respond to the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, with military action even if "a lot of peaceful Muslims" are harmed or killed, as well as his corresponding remark that "there was a lot of Germans that weren't Nazis either, but we still bombed Dresden." Quinn said of his December 1 comments: "Now, of course, again we come back to, 'Yes, but there's a lot of peaceful Muslims on the planet Earth.' Well, that's true. But if I'm in a room with a thousand people, and 999 of them love me, but one has a gun and wants to kill me, how relevant are the 999? They have no relevance whatever. I'm sorry, but peaceful Muslims will only be relevant insofar as they rise up against those who are not peaceful, because this is a pox on their house, and they need to cure it themselves."

Later in the December 2 broadcast, Quinn specifically addressed his prior reference to the bombing of Dresden during World War II:

I mean, look at World War II, when I talked about the bombing of Dresden. One of the ways that wars are fought -- and nobody wants to talk about it, but it's the truth -- is you cause so much death and destruction to the civilian population of that nation that eventually the population of the nation loses its zest for the war, and the political support of those waging that war collapses. That's how you win wars. Ugly, isn't it? Sorry. What do you think Hiroshima was about? Hmm? The bottom line is reality does not always afford you a truth to your liking, Media Matters.

Quinn further discussed his October 29 assertion -- also documented by Media Matters -- that "[t]here's only one way to settle the Palestine -- the Palestine issue," and that "is to level it and then salt the earth so that nothing grows for a thousand years, because that's how the Muslims would have treated each other, and did.' " Quinn said of that comment, "Sorry, that's the truth. That is the historical truth, and -- and that's exactly what they would do to us if the technology shoe was on the other foot." Quinn went on to assert, "[T]here have been few religions in the world as deadly to man as that of Mohammad."

Talkers Magazine lists Quinn & Rose among its "Heavy Hundred," which it describes as the "100 most important radio talk show hosts in America." According to the show's website, it airs on 18 radio stations and XM Satellite Radio.

From the December 2 broadcast of Clear Channel's The War Room with Quinn & Rose:

QUINN: But the reason why Media Matters matters is -- is because they're different from the other blogs. Media Matters for America has a conflict of interest, and the conflict of interest is who funds them, and who runs them. Media Matters -- well, here, I'll give you an example. Now, this is the latest one, Media Matters for America:

On December 1 broadcast of The War Room with Quinn & Rose, while reading from a blog post by London Spectator columnist Melanie Phillips that discussed the recent terror attacks in Mumbai, India, co-host Jim Quinn said, quote: "We either wipe this scourge from the face of the Earth -- 'Well, you can't say that, because there's a lot of peaceful Muslims out there.' Well, there was a lot of peaceful Germans that weren't Nazis either, but we bombed Dresden. We either wipe this scourge from the face of the Earth, or we will be doomed to live under it." Quinn continued, saying, "We have the technology. Do we have the spine? Don't answer that if you have trouble sleeping, OK?"

Well, what's interesting to me, of course, is that none of you guys on the left get upset when Muslims say the exact same thing about their desire for Western civilization. I mean, go through the -- go through the Holy Land Foundation trial, and take a look at some of the transcripts from that, and what their intentions are. Their intentions are to do it both peacefully and militarily, and if they can't get it done peacefully, then militarily, but whatever it takes, a global Islamic caliphate is on the way.

Now, of course, again we come back to, "Yes, but there's a lot of peaceful Muslims on the planet Earth." Well, that's true. But if I'm in a room with a thousand people, and 999 of them love me, but one has a gun and wants to kill me, how relevant are the 999? They have no relevance whatever. I'm sorry, but peaceful Muslims will only be relevant insofar as they rise up against those who are not peaceful, because this is a pox on their house, and they need to cure it themselves. Because certainly there's -- there's no Islamic supremacist -- which is my word for "Islamic terrorist" -- there's no Islamic supremacist that's gonna be convinced by my -- by any of my arguments.

But it's interesting here just to watch Media Matters and how they -- you know, it's -- and they go on to say, "As Media Matters for America documented." Woo, they documented. You know, all you guys have to do is buy a subscription to our webpage for $39.95 a month -- I'm sure that George Soros can spring for that -- and you could just -- you could just download -- download the podcast for Heaven's sakes. It's like they've got a spy on the ground some place.

"As Media Matters for America documented, Quinn said on October 29, 'There's only one way to settle the Palestine -- the Palestine issue,' and that is to quote, 'level it and then salt the earth so that nothing grows for a thousand years, because that's how the Muslims would have treated each other, and did.' " Unquote. Sorry, that's the truth. That is the historical truth, and -- and that's exactly what they would do to us if the technology shoe was on the other foot. You don't think for a minute that Muslim supremacists with a nuclear weapon wouldn't use it? I mean, are you that foolish?

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And as far as my feelings about supremacist Islam -- hey, guys, I said it before, and I'll say it again: I studied the Quran a great deal, mainly because of our position vis-à-vis the Muslim populations throughout the Middle East. And I must tell you that I came away from the study with the conviction that, by and large, there have been few religions in the world as deadly to man as that of Mohammad.

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Now, we've got all these smart bombs, OK. We've got these special -- we've got -- what -- we've got that thing now -- what is it -- what is it target -- I forget exactly what it is -- technology. You can slip something that's smaller than a dime into some terrorist's robe somewhere, and -- and the rocket will hit him right in the middle of a crowd. You know, I mean, it'll take him right out. And, you know, look, we can park a smart bomb in somebody's window, and that's good when you're dealing with something like terrorism, which is an organization rather than a nation-state. It's also good, I mean -- if you're going up against a nation-state, it's only good if you park one in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's bathroom while he's sitting in there taking a dump, but other than that, folks, the way --you have to understand, the ways that wars are fought.

I mean, look at World War II, when I talked about the bombing of Dresden. One of the ways that wars are fought -- and nobody wants to talk about it, but it's the truth -- is you cause so much death and destruction to the civilian population of that nation that eventually the population of the nation loses its zest for the war, and the political support of those waging that war collapses. That's how you win wars. Ugly, isn't it? Sorry. What do you think Hiroshima was about? Hmm? The bottom line is reality does not always afford you a truth to your liking, Media Matters. Reality does not always afford you a truth to your liking. Accept reality or perish.

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