Savage: To "save the United States," lawmakers should institute "outright ban on Muslim immigration" and on "the construction of mosques"
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On the November 27 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage declared that in order to "save the United States," lawmakers should institute "an outright ban on Muslim immigration" into the country. Savage also recommended making "the construction of mosques illegal in America, and the speaking of English only in the streets of the United States the law."
Savage made the remarks while discussing a November 20 incident in which six imams were detained at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a passenger became alarmed that the imams were praying. The imams were cleared of any wrongdoing. Savage claimed that the imams' prayers in the airport -- and not the fact that they were asked to de-board the plane -- constituted a "complete and total assault upon our civil rights," adding that the Justice Department should "stand up to these imams and possibly throw them out of the country for having staged this attack at the airport against US Airways specifically to impose Muslim views on society through civil rights and diversity training." Savage also baselessly suggested that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) planted the imams at the airport to incite the incident, saying that "there's an email trail about how to do this and it goes right into the ACLU and the other subversive organizations."
As Media Matters for America has extensively documented, Savage has previously described Arabs as "non-humans" and "racist, fascist bigots," advocated "kill[ing] 100 million" Muslims, and claimed that there is no difference between "radical Islam and the rest of Islam over there."
From the November 27 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:
SAVAGE: The Islamists smell weakness in the West and are attacking us on several fronts at once: one, through outright war; two, through immigration; three, through their propaganda disseminated through the liberal media and four, through the liberal courts. Only a devastating military blow against the hearts of Islamic terror coupled with an outright ban on Muslim immigration, laws making the dissemination of enemy propaganda illegal, and the uncoupling of the liberal ACLU can save the United States. I would also make the construction of mosques illegal in America and the speaking of English only in the streets of the United States the law.
SAVAGE: Now, this thing at the airport last week was a complete and total assault upon our civil rights and those who did it used the Trojan horse of civil rights. These so-called imams, if you want to call them that -- I don't know what they're imams of -- but the so-called scholars who put that stunt on used the Trojan horse of civil rights in order to assault our civil rights. Make no mistake about it. We have to get rid of these kind of Islamic radicals. There is no question in my mind that this was an illegitimate assault upon our civil rights and upon our own survival.
Now, we need the FBI to be strong against them. We need the Justice Department to stand up to these imams and possibly throw them out of the country for having staged this attack at the airport against US Airways specifically to impose Muslim views on society through civil rights and diversity training. I know exactly what I am talking about. I know exactly who these people are and I am not going to be bowed by these radicals. I want the FBI to investigate the planning for this assault upon US Airways. How about you?
SAVAGE: Right, this was a Trojan horse assault upon our defenses. They were using religion as a Trojan horse to overthrow our civil rights and to penetrate us for a future attack. That's how I look at it. If I was the FBI, I would investigate their fingernails for any trail of a conspiracy to do this and I'd slap those imams into irons if I had to, once I found out that that's what they were doing. I can guarantee you there's an email trail about how to do this and it goes right into the ACLU and the other subversive organizations.