It’s said that the truth will set you free, well in this case, it will get you fired. ESPN has suspended the often outspoken Curt Schilling after he tweeted a statistic about Muslim extremists. The tweet went as follows…
“It is said that only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists . . . In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
Almost instantly a firestorm erupted. ESPN removed Schilling from its Little League broadcast team following the tweet, saying in a statement it had removed the former hurler and implied that further action could be taken “pending further consideration”.“Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective.” ESPN wrote.
Schilling later caved and tweeted that he accepts his suspension: “I understand and accept my suspension. 100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part.”
So was his tweet politically correct? Okay no, but it does speak to a powerful issue that is too often ignored. Muslim extremism is a very dangerous subject. We are talking about a religion that has yet to seriously condemn the radical Islamists, even when they kill!
We all know how evil the Ku Klux Klan is, but Islamic terrorists murder more people every DAY than the Ku Klux Klan has in the last 70 years! 30 out of the 32 criminals on the FBI’s most wanted list are Muslim. The other two are left-wing liberal nut jobs, go figure.
We shouldn’t be afraid to point out statistics like this. This is a religion that KILLS people for being gay, yet no LGBT group will confront them. This is a religion that RAPES and MURDERS women for not properly obeying men, yet no feminist group will dare take them on. Why? Why are we so afraid to speak the truth when it comes to Islam?
Are all Muslims terrorists? Of course not. As the religion of peace.com explains,
“If our years of dialogue with literally hundreds of Muslims have taught us anything, it is that, irrespective of their confidence, most have only a superficial understanding of their religion. Some are secular and very few made the choice to even be Muslim. As with all religion, there are widely varying degrees of seriousness with which the teachings of Islam are taken.
As Ayaan Hirsi Ali put it, “Muslims as individuals can choose how much of their religion they practice.”
But to be punished for simply acknowledging the radical parts of this religion is ludicrous. It doesn’t sound like freedom of speech to me.