“Obama, Trump, now Biden, have tried to get the heck out of that stupid desert,” Watters said. “Just as we’re about to get out, because we have this great balance of power we’re arranging, these crazy Muslim fanatics come in and massacre over a thousand of our allies and hold Jewish people hostage, hold Americans hostage. And so, if you are an Arab American in this country and you rip down posters of Jewish hostages, of American hostages, no!” The host continued, “No, no, no. Someone is gonna get punched in the face. When you rip down posters of hostages like that — this is — absolutely not.” Watters concluded his comments by taking aim at The New York Times and its biased approach to the ongoing conflict and said such coverage is “making everybody crazy.” After the broadcast, White House spokesman Andrew Bates attacked Watters over his comments. “These hateful lies about ‘Arab Americans and … the Muslim world’ highlight the urgency of President Biden’s work to ensure hate has no safe harbor in America, and why he committed to the first national anti-Islamophobia strategy in our history,” Bates said in a statement to The Daily Beast. Bates added, “These unacceptable remarks come just weeks after the heartbreaking killing of a 6-year-old Palestinian-American child, and during a spike in threats against Muslim and Arab Americans. Fox News owes an apology to every single viewer for this sickening attack on the rights and dignity of their fellow Americans. “President Biden will always stand up against Islamophobia, antisemitism, and all forms of hate. Fox News should learn from his example.” Watters has not apologized for the comments. On Wednesday, in spite of an uptick in anti-Semitism across the world, the White House announced an initiative to combat “Islamophobia,” the Associated Press reported. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke about the initiative on social media.
Brooklyn, New York. How hateful and antisemitic should you be to tear down posters of kidnapped children and babies held hostage in Gaza just because they are Jews? #BringThemHome #HamasISIS #HamasisISIS pic.twitter.com/CqmDv5kBb2— Nefolet (@Nefolet) November 2, 2023
“This action is the latest step forward in our work to combat a surge of hate in America,” she claimed.
Taking on hate is a national priority.Today, @POTUS and I are announcing the country’s first National Strategy to Counter Islamophobia. This action is the latest step forward in our work to combat a surge of hate in America. pic.twitter.com/pxZAn7RymY — Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) November 1, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.