He said this in reference to Sonny Bill Williams. WTF was he thinking? Awful man. And we are a secular nation, Old Man.
Shortly after the February 29 show, fellow broadcaster Nathan Rarere posted online: “Murray Deaker stated last night that one of the reasons he doesn’t like Sonny Bill is … ‘He is a Muslim, in a so-called Christian country, and that makes me uncomfortable’.”
League fans took to an online forum with similar comments, one writing: “Deaker is obliterating Sonny Bill … Deaker said ‘I don’t like that he’s Muslim in a so-called Christian country’.”
Deaker refused to elaborate when contacted by the Sunday Star-Times.
Hasan Elahi ended up on the watch list for flying. But being an amazing geek, when the FBI wanted to know more about his movements, he told them. In extraordinary detail. And then he put it online. And linked it to outside verification, like his bank records. He has a log of literally everything he’s done for years.
Fox News used the domestic terror attack in Oslo, Norway to say the words “Muslim,” “Islamic,” and “Al Qaeda” a total of 15 times in this five-minute news segment, which was loaded with falsehoods, including that Norway was unprepared — a rather hypocritical comment coming from the speaker, former Bush administration State Department official Christian Whiton. The Bush administration up until 9/11 had no interest in terrorism.