One of the times he did, albeit briefly, was on March 8, 2010. During this segment of his television show, he seemed to imply that Dutch MP Geert Wilders - a vehement critic of Islam - is a fascist. Though Beck doesn't overtly say that, the implication seems very clear.
Fast forward to September 10, 2010. Courtesy of an excellent article by Laura Rubenfeld at Pajamas Media, we learn quite a bit about what the founding fathers thought of Islam at the time:
Correspondence from John Adams to Thomas Jefferson on July 16, 1814, reveals John Adams’ true feelings about Islam: Adams states that Mohammed is “a military fanatic” who “denies that laws were made for him; he arrogates everything to himself by force of arms.”How about Ben Franklin?
John Adams did indeed own a Quran — the copy he owned contained the following in the preface:
This book is a long conference of God, the angels, and Mahomet, which that false prophet very grossly invented; sometimes he introduceth God, who speaketh to him, and teacheth him his law, then an angel, among the prophets, and frequently maketh God to speak in the plural. … Thou wilt wonder that such absurdities have infected the best part of the world, and wilt avouch, that the knowledge of what is contained in this book, will render that law contemptible …
In a March 23, 1790, letter to the editor of the Federal Gazette , Ben Franklin wrote:John Adams' son may have perhaps the most incendiary writings about Islam.
Nor can the Plundering of Infidels be in that sacred Book [the Quran] forbidden, since it is well known from it, that God has given the World, and all that it contains, to his faithful Mussulmen, who are to enjoy it of Right as fast as they conquer it.
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