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Fox News’ Eric Bolling Outrageously Challenges Muslims To ‘Holy War’ (Video)

bolling-holy-warIt’s honestly a bit surprising that Fox News’ Eric Bolling doesn’t have his own featured primetime show on the network.  He seems to be exactly the type of loudmouthed blowhard Fox News covets to feature on their network.  He’s so vile and ignorant that I can usually stomach watching Sean Hannity or Bill O’Reilly far more than I can Mr. Bolling.

Take for instance his recent comments where he challenged radical Muslims to a “holy war.”

On Callin’ In, Bolling suggested it’s time to “unleash hell” on Islamic radicals and said, “There’s a common denominator with these murderous thugs: they’re Islamic, they’re radical, they’re extremist, and they’re purely intolerant. It’s time to wake up.”

Okay, nothing too ridiculous about that comment, right?  A bit inflammatory, a tinge of racism present in the underlying tone, but more or less accurate.

But then his real colors shined through, saying, “You want a holy war?  We’ll give you one.”

You see, we’re not a theocracy and our military isn’t some sort of Holy Christian assault force.  We don’t wage “holy wars.”

Oil wars?  Sure, you could make a claim that we’ve done that.  But we don’t go to war based on religion - because our government isn’t based on Christianity.  

We’re not carrying out airstrikes in Iraq against radical ISIS militants because we’re fighting some kind of holy war against Islam.  We’re launching military strikes on terrorists… who happen to be Islamic.

There’s a huge difference.

But Bolling’s comments do shed light on what I believe many of these conservatives actually believe that we’re doing in the Middle East, waging some kind of “holy war” against Muslims.

Judging all Muslims based on the reprehensible actions of ISIS (or other Islamic terrorists) would be like judging Christians based on the Westboro Baptist Church and the Ku Klux Klan.

Though it’s like I’ve said before, when you get right down to it, right-wing fanatical Christians and Islamic radicals really aren’t all that different.

But his comments also showcase the flippant and callous nature conservatives often seem to have toward war.  They act like it’s some damn video game where lives mean nothing.

Because while I agree with Obama’s decision to order airstrikes, and the need to address ISIS in general, there’s one undeniable fact that’s going to result from our actions – innocent people will die.  For Bolling to talk about war like he’s trash talking a rival sports team is juvenile and pathetic.

And that’s exactly the kind of person Bolling is – juvenile and pathetic.

Watch his comments below via Fox News:


About Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is from the Dallas-Fort Worth area and has a degree in Political Science. He is a co-founder of Forward Progressives, and author of the popular Right Off A Cliff column. He is also the founder of the Right Off A Cliff facebook page, on which he routinely voices his opinions and stirs the pot for the Progressive movement. Follow Allen on Twitter as well, @Allen_Clifton.

  • Mark

    We need to kill as many of these people as we can. What are you going to do ? Talk to them ? You people are dangerous.

  • Joseph Kerns

    Mr Clifton will be one of the people who will decide to die on his knees rather then on his feet. Progressive my ass. He speaks same as the coward we have as a president. Sounds to me as an Arab man had him as a child as they do other boys in the family.

    • Nemisis

      Your are just about the right type of idiot to make that statement.
      You know a lot about being on knees, and hands and knees.
      Seem to know a lot about what men do to other men, when they are of a certain persuasion. Call up Commander Douche Weasel, tell him you got his back, and then the two of you go get some Jihadists.
      Go on, let’s hear it… So us your war face. Ain’t that cute…fuknob

  • JoeBideyourtime

    Don’t worry, Bolling will back up his words, He is not some progressive ass.

  • bvicente

    I love this! You have a global movement of people who hate the United States, murder women and children while masked, one “training” his young son by having the boy hold up the severed head of another human being …

    and you’re butthurt by what Bolling says?

    You guys are a work of art!

  • Wayne Moore

    What a wuss this author is. No way he would go to war if some innocent people would get killed. I guess he can let his family be the first to be killed by those terrorists if that is what he wants. How many times have you heard those leftist liberal socialist democrats say that. They are now pointing fingers at Israel for defending their selfs. Israel didnt kill those innocent people, Hamas did. Gaza can have peace if they want to. ISIS can have peace if they want to. Anyone in the world can have peace if they want to. Pretty simple. Stop making war against other cultures and other people and other country,s. That is how you have peace and no innocent people get killed.