CNN host Chris Cuomo did some defending of Muslims as a whole after last May's "Draw Muhammad" contest in Garland, Texas, where two armed Islamic militants apparently targeting the event were gunned down by law enforcement.
And he's tried in his interviews to shine light on the tendency to paint Islam with a broad brush due to evil actions of extremists.
But lately Cuomo seems to have struck a different tone.
This week he relentlessly grilled lawyers for the family of the suspected killers in the San Bernardino mass shooting and grew annoyed at their apparent doubt that the deceased Muslim husband and wife had anything to do with the massacre.
And in a different CNN segment regarding San Bernardino, Cuomo spoke remotely to fellow anchors Alisyn Camerota and Michaela Pereira about an issue news anchors don't generally bring up.
“Look — and the Muslim thing matters, too — just does," Cuomo said during the Thursday segment. "Are all Muslims bad when Muslims do something bad? No. But at the same time, when you analogize it to — you know, a guy who might be a Christian and does something, you don’t see Christians killing in the name of Christianity the way you do with Muslims right now. And it feeds a lot of the phobia, and it’s something that requires discussion and time and context. And that’s in short supply when people are angry.”
(H/T: Independent Journal)
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