Saturday, April 9

Send Ashley to Fallujah!

Reposted from Media Matters.org:

Coulter: Fly Ashley Smith to Saudi Arabia to save Muslims' souls

Attacking what she portrayed as the anti-religious views espoused by liberals and the "secularist crowd," right-wing pundit Ann Coulter compared Muslims to Brian Nichols, the suspected rapist accused of killing a judge and three other people after escaping police custody at an Atlanta courthouse in March. Coulter claimed that Nichols's hostage, Ashley Smith, had "saved [his] soul" by "talking to him about Christianity" during her period of captivity, and could do the same for "the Muslims."

From Coulter's April 7 nationally syndicated column:

Smith saved the soul of a man on a killing spree [Nichols] by talking to him about Christianity. But the liberals think this won't work with the Muslims? We ought to fly this Ashley Smith to Saudi Arabia. We could just make her a box lunch every day and send her on her way.

Coulter's comments echo similar remarks from a September 13, 2001, column for National Review, which resulted in her dismissal as a contributing editor:

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.

Media Matters for America has documented other instances of Coulter's anti-Islamic rhetoric.

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