|NPR Newsman Juan William canned|
expressing his concerns
by Winsip Custer CPW News Service
Following his remarks on the Bill O'Reilley show on Monday evening, Oct. 18, NPR fired the seasoned newsman, Juan Williams, on Wednesday by telephone for being too seasoned in his remarks about his nervousness at seeing Muslim garb on airplanes.
I called George Williams, no relations to Juan. "I'm a 'whitey' from Philly," said George. Williams (George) is President of Americans for Burka-less Flights a Philadelphia non-profit organization which lobbies for the restriction of Burkas on commercial flights. "They're a safety hazard," said Mr. Williams. "You have a Burka sitting next to a exit window and you don't know if you'll be able to get out. She might be all tied up in the Burka when she tries to exit the plane and then where'd you be? For this reason some Muslims make me somewhat nervous on planes, but not if they're wearing flip flops, Burmuda shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. Especially a tank-top. I don't blame Mr. Williams for stating the obvious and I think that NPR is ....well, I don't know what NPR is? What the hell is NPR? Are they sick or something? Juan Williams is one of the best things they have going for themselves and I think NPR doesn't understand how the real world works. Good grief," said Mr. Williams (George). Who continued... "Dang I missed!" "Missed what?" I asked. "I missed the Burka on the dart board over there on the wall."
Angus McFierson McDonald of the Order of Templar Knights in New York City, Antonio Bandina Medicino of Florence, Italy president of the Order of the Sacred Knights of the Maltese Cross and Martin Luther Hess of the Sacred Knights of the Tuetonic Realm from Stuttgart, Germany all phoned in with their support of Mr. Williams (Juan) saying that they would begin to wear their floor length white and red tunics on all foreign and domestic flights to see if they make passengers nervous. "We haven't worn them for a long time on flights ever since the Oakland, California convention back in 1954 when too much beer and the long tunics played havock with the potty schedule," said McDonald.