Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh responded to a piece in the Huffington Post comparing the Pilgrims to Syrian refugees with, “if you take this guy all the way out to his logical conclusion, the Syrian refugees are gonna kill all of us” on Wednesday.
Rush quoted from the piece entitled, “This Thanksgiving, Remember America’s Pilgrims Were Refugees, Too,” which said, “Some of the first pilgrims to settle on America’s shores were Europeans who fled persecution in their home countries. When the Mayflower pilgrims landed in New England in the early 17th century, they established a harvest celebration that would later become known as Thanksgiving by sitting down with Native Americans gracious enough to share their land and way of life. And, well, we all know how that turned out.”
He then stated, “It’s near criminal the way these people have rewritten, and maybe don’t even understand history in the first place. That paragraph is 150% wrong. But he goes on to say, today the Pilgrims are embodied in the Syrian refugees. Which means, if you take this guy all the way out to his logical conclusion, the Syrian refugees are gonna kill all of us after sitting down and having dinner with us. And they’re gonna take everything we’ve got, and they’re gonna mass march all over the country, commit genocide, and establish this nation as Syria West. I mean, that’s what the guy is saying.”
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