Bill O’Reilly, in an outstanding display of moral idiocy, has blamed Terry Jones for the murders of innocent people in Afghanistan. Consider a thought experiment: what if Bill O’Reilly himself, in a fit of rage, murdered someone who called him a “racist” — a common enough, and utterly empty, epithet that the Left uses against conservatives. Would anyone blame the accusing Leftist for O’Reilly’s act? Anyone at all?
“Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones defends himself against Bill O’Reilly who called him ‘insane,'” by Nancy Dillon for the New York Daily News, April 5:
Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones struck back at Bill O’Reilly Tuesday after the conservative Fox News host called him an “insane Christian” who had “blood on his hands.”
The fringe Florida pastor said he bears no responsibility for the 24 deaths resulting from Afghan protests sparked by his March 20 desecration of the Islamic holy book in Florida.
“We reject Mr. O’Reilly’s statement. The responsibility should be laid upon the people who committed the acts,” he said in a statement to the Daily News.
“The recent events are an example of the violent nature of Islam. Just because a book was burned, they used this as an excuse to retaliate. We should not in any way condone their actions,” he said….