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Mike Huckabee Compares Christians To Muslims: They’re ‘Like Uncorked Animals’ (Audio)

by David Badash on August 8, 2013

in Discrimination,News,Politics,Religion

Former GOP presidential candidate and current Fox News host Mike Huckabee yesterday went on an unhinged rant comparing Christians to Muslims, saying people of the Islamic faith are “like uncorked animals.”

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“Can someone explain to me why it is that we tiptoe around a religion that promotes the most murderous mayhem on the planet in their so-called ‘holiest days,’” Huckabee, an ordained Baptist minister, said.

“You know, if you’ve kept up with the Middle East, you know that the most likely time to have an uprising of rock throwing and rioting comes on the day of prayer on Friday. So the Muslims will go to the mosque, and they will have their day of prayer, and they come out of there like uncorked animals — throwing rocks and burning cars.”

He compared the two religions, and said Christians don’t behave the same way, rather, the only sin they commit after Christmas and Easter is “gluttony.”

“Qasim Rashid, national spokesperson for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, pushed back against Huckabee’s claims in a column for the Daily Caller, accusing him of exhibiting beliefs about ‘the other’ that are ‘dangerously similar’ to the Taliban and al Qaeda,” the Huffington Post reported:

He went on to argue that Huckabee has no Qur’anic verse or hadith to support his claims, and that he is putting forth a clear double standard in suggesting that violence in Muslim nations is caused by Islam itself:

What would Huckabee think of a nation in which a person is murdered every 17 minutes? A nation with cities that have higher murder rates than war torn Iraq? Or a nation in which a rape occurs every 6 minutes? A nation in which 1 in 4 women will be raped before graduating college and 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail? A nation in which a violent crime occurs every 26.2 seconds and a property crime occurs every 3.5 seconds? A nation that comprises 5% of the world’s population but a world-leading 25% of the world’s prison population?

That nation is the United States, which is majority Christian, Rashid noted, arguing that under Huckabee’s reasoning, he should blame Christianity for those statistics. Rashid also pointed to a recent study showing Christmas to be the deadliest day of the year. Rashid wasn’t arguing that Christian teachings are to blame for any of these statistics, however, he was simply urging people not to learn about Islam from Huckabee.

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twiga_riq August 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Why must this be the face of Christianity? Why do more-educated Christian leaders not speak out against this misrepresentation by a representative of perhaps the must anti-christian sect – the Southern Baptist Convention?

bruwhhh August 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

he is a complete idiot, and so are the Muslims both haters, and ignorant

SeanLiberty13 August 8, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Christians don't behave that way? Tell that to the Christians in countries where they are violently attacking LGBT people or the Christian who vandalized the pro-gay church in Minnesota several times. Ignorant FOOL.

castlerockbear August 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm

I honestly do not think this guy ever has been outside of his box, and looked back….He's part of the problem and he will be until the day he dies, unfortunately…..He is so good at judging people, no matter the reason!

James_M_Martin August 9, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Truth be told, evangelical Christians in particular are almost indistinguishable from Muslim Jihadist terrorists. They are terrorizing women and the sexual minorities. And because the Dominionists among them are working night and day to hurry up the so-called Rapture (e.g. sending money to Israeli fundamentalists building settlements in Palestinian terroritories, funding armaments for Israeli military operations, &c.), they're just as guilty of odious, homicidal acts as Wahhabist-educated Islamicist martyrs.

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