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Chris McDaniel on Homeland Security

 


Why are Muslims never portrayed as villains by Hollywood?

McDaniel made [a comment about Muslims in the movies] during a 2006 episode of "Right Side Radio," a syndicated show he hosted before being elected to the Mississippi state Senate in 2007. The remarks were first reported by Dark Horse Mississippi, a local politics blog.

McDANIEL: It's funny how the movies have portrayed themselves lately and how the video games have portrayed themselves lately. There's one person that cannot be a villain in Hollywood, ever. One group that cannot be villains. Who is that?

CO-HOST: The Muslims.

McDANIEL: Yeah, isn't that neat? They'll go out of their way to find some Russian white guy that's just nuts, and he's the terrorist, which I've never seen that. But the Muslims, they've just disappeared from Hollywood's radar.

Source: Huffington Post on 2014 Mississippi Senate race , Jan 14, 2014

Waterboarding was effective on suspected 9/11 terrorists

In a promotional segment for his Christian conservative radio program, Right Side Radio, McDaniel commented on the merits of torture. He specifically noted the waterboarding of suspected 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Muhammad was an effective intelligence-gathering tool:

"He wasn't gonna talk, was he? Unless something happened. That's right, something did occur: It's called waterboarding. Waterboarding is something they do to people to make them talk. It is torture, to the liberals. It is a fairly humane form of torture, if you could classify it as such. Here's what happens: You make the guy believe he's going to drown. And it's a pretty strong fear--drowning. Well this guy, Muhammad, he spoke all day. He spoke all night. Anything and everything, just let me avoid the waterboard. Because Muhammad apparently had a problem with drowning. And that worked."

Muhammad, who was waterboarded 183 times before the practice was discontinued, did talk, but not always truthfully.

Source: Mother Jones magazine AdWatch: 2014 Mississippi Senate race , Jan 7, 2014

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