Williams said, “But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous." These remarks obviously didn't sit well with the brass at NPR and were totally taken out of context in my opinion.
Being politically correct in today's time has gone way overboard and people are literally walking around on pins and needles trying not to say something that will be blown out of proportion by some hurt my feeling group looking to make an issue out of nothing.
Don't think for a minute that Williams' contract termination isn't politically motivated and his role as a contributor on Fox News didn’t play a factor in the decision to get rid of him. He has always seemed to be a very level headed guy that is very knowledgeable in the world of politics. Even though I disagree with his political positions on a number of issues, I am on Williams’ side this time around.
Unlike Juan Williams, I don't get nervous just because a person may openly identify themselves as a Muslim first. I am more worried about the guy wearing regular clothes and hiding hate for Americans in his heart.