CO RADIO HOST CALLS QUAKER CRITICS 'HATE GROUP'
Summary: Addressing public reaction to anti-Muslim comments he made on his May 8 show, Newsradio 850 KOA host "Gunny" Bob Newman in a website posting labeled a Quaker organization that criticized his remarks a "hate group." Further, on his May 11 broadcast, Newman called people who might protest at his book signings "holier-than-thou, politically correct, anti-First Amendment, namby-pamby fools."
On the May 11 broadcast of his Newsradio 850 KOA radio show, "Gunny" Bob Newman spoke indirectly about some of the public reaction to remarks he made on his May 8 show, including his suggestion that "every Muslim immigrant to America who holds a green card, a visa, or who is a naturalized citizen [should] be required by law to wear a GPS tracking bracelet at all times." As Colorado Media Matters noted, Newman also urged that the U.S. government "bug their places of work and their residences" and monitor "[a]ll mosques and community centers." He added, "If they don't like the idea, or if they refuse, throw their asses out of this country." Newman made the comments while discussing the breakup of an alleged terrorist plot to attack U.S. soldiers at New Jersey's Fort Dix.