Now don't get me wrong, I think it's crazy that NPR fired Williams for expressing his own irrational personal fears. But no, it's not OK to think terrorist every time you see a Muslim (or a Greek priest... I wonder what ever happened to that idiot who attacked a Greek priest because he thought he looked like a Muslim terrorist.)
Now you may also get the willies if you think there's a Muslims on your plane. I unfortunately suspect many if not most Americans share this fear. But that doesn't make it right. Thinking every Muslim is terrorist is just as wrong (and absurd) as thinking every black man is rapist, every Jew is money-grubbing shyster, every gypsy is a thief, every gay man is a pedophile, every cop is a bastard, or.... you get my point. I think I've said enough.
Update: In the case of the marine reservist who attached a priest for looking like a Muslim terrorist, all charges were dropped. The priest didn't stick around America to press charges. To rehash, this idiot chased a Greek priest for three blocks and beat him with a tire iron while telling a 911 operator (listen to the call here):
I got a guy who's trying to mug me. … He just grabbed my f------ b---- when I got out of my car. … I just hit him with a tire iron and he's trying to take off. He said he was going to f------ kill me. … This guy's not gonna come back. I wanna knock him out.So let me get this straight. This priest, who says he was lost, looked like he was from Afghanistan, tried to rob the idiot, then grabbed his balls, and then yelled "Allahu Akbar."
He looks like a Middle Eastern guy, a Taliban guy. … He straight up looks like he came from Afghanistan … knows where I live and knows what I drive and I'm not letting him come back. I'll kill him. I got a wife.
The prosecuting lawyer called this 'roid rage noting the attacker is "a 220-pound pharmacy manager who blogs photos of himself flexing his muscles and had worked as a drug informant for police."
The attacker, after charges were dropped, says he forgives the priest. Gee, that's mighty Christian of him.
Here's a picture of the attacker.
He's not gay at all.