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Michael Savage is not "extreme". He just tells it like it is and the truth sometimes hurts.
Anyway, Cat Stevens wasn't banned from the US due to his political beliefs, he was banned because he was deemed a security threat.
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Moderator's Warning: Similar threads merged. No sense in having two threads discussing Savage and the UK ban list.
Is there a specific thing that Savage said that prompted his being put on the list??
If not and it's just a question of , "We don't like him generally so were banning him from the country," that's pretty concerning that the UK would go down that particularly hysterical path.
As for the clipped-haired, mean-faced Demoncats who tell me I'm hateful and intolerant because I oppose the tidal wave of Turd World immigration, I say, Go find another country.Had Mr. Bush gone along with Feinstein's request, you can be sure Barbara "Babs" Boxer would demand to be in the loop-in the interest of fairness. I guarantee it, two seconds after Babs put her hands on these national secrets, she'd be on a cell phone to someone in Brooklyn:
You know what I just heard. Let me tell you, they're going to launch in two minutes. Oh yeah, it'll be over Afghanistan... No, I don't want you to tell anybody, it's just between you and me, and by the way, I had my nails done this morning. Oh, I had them done in pink, and yeah, were launching three B3 bombers in exactly twelve minutes but I tell you the truth, the jewelry I bought on QVC, it really doesn't hold up when I go on C-SPIN, you know, it looks a little cheap...California, unfortunately, is in the hands of the far-left homosexual mafia.You know, when I see a woman walking around with a burqa, I see a Nazi. That's what I see -- how do you like that? -- a hateful Nazi who would like to cut your throat and kill your children. Don't give me this crap that they're doing it out of a sacred ritual or rite. It's not required by the Quran that a woman walk around in a seventh-century drape. She's doing it to spit in your face. She's saying, "You white moron, you, I'm going to kill you if I can." That's how I see it!God abhors a spiritual vacuum. That is why he has permitted, in fact probably not only permitted, but in a way orchestrated the rise of radical Islam.
[...] It's becoming increasingly clear to me that God wants radical Islam on this planet at this time -- that it's not actually the scourge you think it is. What it is -- it's a counterpoint to the Romanization of the United States of America and the West. The collapse -- the spiritual collapse of the West, the death of the West in that regard, is being countered by the birth of fanatic religion, which is fundamentally a fanatic love of God, when you think about it.
[...] And God, who is the center of this monotheistic religion, has said, "Oh, you don't worship me anymore? Oh, you don't like me anymore? Oh, I don't exist anymore? Really? All right, I'm going to show you boys in Hollywood and you girls in New York City that I do exist. But since you're very hard-headed, stiff-necked people, and you don't really believe that I exist because you've gotten away with everything you've done all your life without any repercussions, I'm going to show you I exist in a way that you can't believe." Down came the World Trade Center towers. That was God speaking.
Yeah he's colorful and crazy to be sure but I don't see anything there that can be genuinely taken as a threat or call to action in a threatening nature.
I don't think either the US or the UK should get in the business of banning folks for talking like a tard. I don't think one could legitimately argue that Savage represents a real threat, promotes violence, or actively incites others to be violent. It's a bad precedent to set, banning him, and a path they should avoid going down; unless they have something more concrete than his usual rants that would justify such an action.