What a deluded fuck.
We should send him to Somalia. Or Libya. Or Syria. Or Iran.
I’m sure they’d teach him the truth….after they took all his money.
His hyperbolic suggestion came as he recalled that the latest season of the show had turned towards a more sympathetic portrayal of Muslims in reaction to charges that the show had stoked anti-Muslim sentiments in previous seasons.
We have tried to be part of the cure, not part of the problem. A different story line where we’re helping these people and a story line that shows in this case, in this year, in this season and — that maybe it’s the — and it is white men in the government and the military establishment that are the bad guys, not the Muslim community.
Several minutes into the interview, after Patinkin spoke of his efforts to bring Syrian refugees into the country, host Chuck Todd brought up the issue of Americans being afraid some Muslim refugees might commit terrorism:
TODD: What role do you think you can play in helping to de-escalate the fear? Because there’s — it’s fear that’s out there, the idea that, ‘Hey, you bring in pockets, and it just takes one infiltrator to ruin the entire program.’
Patinkin fretted that government leaders had a history of choosing people to “vilify,” oddly including “Nazis” in his list of people who have been “vilified” in the past:
Yes. Well, this is where Homeland and the real world are one for me because I started to say earlier it’s false information. It’s not the truth in terms of how you get elected and the tools you use. It’s the oldest trick in the book. I find someone to vilify. In movies, it was cowboys and Indians and the Nazis, Communists, you know.
He then went a bit over the top as he referred to Muslim “contributions” to the world being “monumental” as he added: “Now, they’ve chosen the Muslim community — a community who’s made contributions to the world of a monumental nature.”