On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that Fox News host Brian Kilmeade was Islamaphobic because he said that Syrian opposition groups shouting â€œAllahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!â€ as rockets hit government offices demonstrated Islamist influence among the opposition.
â€œI have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit,â€ Kilmeade said. McCain responded: â€œWould you have a problem with an American or Christians saying â€˜thank God? Thank God?â€™â€ He added, â€œThatâ€™s what theyâ€™re saying. Come on! Of course theyâ€™re Muslims, but theyâ€™re moderates and I guarantee you they are moderates.â€ McCain provided no evidence to suggest that Syrian opposition groups are moderate, as opposed to the wide swath of evidence suggesting that the opposition is heavily infested with al Qaeda.