Juan Williams appeared on Fox News’ “Happening Now” to discuss his firing from NPR over his comments about Muslims on the “O’Reilly Factor.”
Williams said that he received a message from Ellen Weiss, NPR’s senior vice president for news, telling him to call her. When he did, he said, she asked him to clarify his comments that he gets “nervous” when he sees Muslims on an airplane.
“I said, ‘I said what I meant to say,'” Williams told Fox News, “which is that it is an honest experience that when I’m in an airport and I see people in Muslim garb who identify themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I do a double take. I have a moment of anxiety or fear given what happened on 9/11. That’s just a reality.”
(Source: YouTube.com and HuffingtonPost.com)