Earlier this month, hate radio host Rush Limbaugh brought attention to the fact that the hijackers of the Maersk Alabama ship were “black Muslim teenagers.” “Now, just imagine the hue and cry had a Republican president ordered the shooting of black teenagers on the high seas,” said Limbaugh, later joking, “If only President Obama had known that the three Somali community organizers are actually young black Muslim teenagers, I’m sure he wouldn’t have given the order to shoot.” Yesterday, Shane Murphy, the second-in-command of the Maersk, returned home and sharply criticized Limbaugh’s remarks:
“It feels great to be home,” Murphy said. “With the exception of Rush Limbaugh who is trying to make this into a race issue. It’s disgusting.”
“The president did the right thing. It’s a war. It’s about good versus evil. And what you (Limbaugh) said is evil, that is hate speech. I won’t tolerate it,” Murphy said.