INCITEMENT: GUNNY BOB GUEST HOST: ISLAM 'A VIOLENT RELIGION" THAT "CONDONES THE KILLING OF INNOCENTS'
Summary: Subbing for "Gunny" Bob Newman on his Newsradio 850 KOA show, guest host Lou Pate repeatedly smeared Muslims, calling Islam "a violent religion" and at one point asking listeners, "Do you want to comment on a good Muslim? I can't think of one."
While discussing a recent report by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) during the January 26 broadcast of Newsradio 850 KOA's The Gunny Bob Show, guest host Lou Pate repeatedly denigrated Muslims while claiming that Islam is "a violent religion" that "condones the killing of innocents."
Pate's comments about Islam came in reference to the January 25 IHRC report, which was critical of " 'crude and exaggerated' stereotypes of Muslims" in popular entertainment. After noting that the report criticized "Disney's cartoon, Aladdin ... for describing Aladdin's homeland as 'barbaric,' " Pate asserted, "[I]t is! It's the way these people are living. Kill anybody who does not agree with the Islamic faith. That's what Muhammad taught." Pate further stated, "Stereotypes are not made up. Stereotypes are based on how people live," and later added, "I think the Muslim religion is a violent religion, and the silence of those here living in America and around the world speaks volumes in their support for all of the bombings and the tens of thousands of murders."
Pate asked his listeners during the broadcast, "Do you want to comment on a good Muslim? I can't think of one." After a caller challenged Pate by saying, "[Y]ou said you cannot find a good Muslim. That is not true, there's plenty of good Muslims ... in this country," Pate told the caller to "[c]lean the potatoes out of your ears ... [w]hat I said was, can you find a good-guy Muslim depicted in movies?" Later in the broadcast, Pate claimed, "I'm not stereotyping all Muslims." However, only minutes after making that statement, Pate repeated his assertion that Islam is "a violent religion" that "condones the killing of innocents."