It sounds like Boise's old buddy Bryan Fischer is continuing his headline making habits in his new home. The former Idaho Values Alliance director, who relocated to Tupelo, Miss., last summer to take a job with the American Family Association, is making waves with his call to kick out all Muslims from the U.S. military in the wake of the Ft. Hood shootings last week.
Writes Fischer in his Focal Point blog:
It it is time, I suggest, to stop the practice of allowing Muslims to serve in the U.S. military. The reason is simple: the more devout a Muslim is, the more of a threat he is to national security. Devout Muslims, who accept the teachings of the Prophet as divinely inspired, believe it is their duty to kill infidels. Yesterday's massacre is living proof. And yesterday's incident is not the first fragging incident involving a Muslim taking out his fellow U.S. soldiers. (Nov. 6)
It's an argument that builds on an Aug. 27 post in which Fischer posited that devout Muslims cannot be good Americans.
Fischer's comments also briefly riled the feathers of MSNBC's Keith Olbermann, who called Fischer a "knee jerk racist."