Republican Rep. Mo Brooks angered Muslims when he said on a radio station last week that “the Muslim community … if it had its way, would kill every homosexual in the United States of America.”
The Alabama chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations insisted that Brooks retract his comments, but he refused and said apologizing to American Muslims would be like apologizing to the German and Japanese governments for holding them accountable for their crimes after World War II.
Brooks went on “The Dale Jackson Show” on Thursday to justify his comments and why he refuses to apologized:
“Here’s a couple of analogies that I think are appropriate. Imagine the liberating American and allied troops as they go into Germany and they discover the concentration camps and the extermination of the Jews, the Poles and other entities that Germany was responsible for and the allied commander says, ‘Germany did this.’ Now imagine the outrage that would have occurred if Germany had demanded an apology from the allied troops that liberated those people that were still alive in the concentration camps. Or Japan in World War II, where Japan was brutally treating American POWs, where Japan was responsible for the murders of over 200,000 civilians in Nanjing, and someone stating the fact that Japan, Japanese troops, had done those horrific acts to American POWs or to civilians in Nanjing and then the Japanese government demanding an apology.
This is crazy. You’ve got Islam promoting death for a lot of different people, including people like you and me, unbelievers, specifically including homosexuals and then stating the fact that that’s what Islam promotes, people are demanding an apology for the truth and it’s not going to happen.”