ThinkProgress has obtained an advance copy of Bill O’Reilly’s new book, Culture Warrior. In it, O’Reilly claims that Osama bin Laden supports American progressives. Some excerpts from Chapter 7:
Who do you think Osama Bin Laden supports in the American culture war: the traditionalists or the secular-progressives?
…[T]hink about what I am about to put forth: From his hideout somewhere in the Mulism world, Osama bin Laden and his coheorts have got to be cheering on the S-P [secular-progressive] movement…
Why does Osama bin Laden support progressives in America? O’Reilly explains that they both hate America:
…[I]t is rooted in the one thing that the secular-progressive movement and Al Qaeda have in common: Both outfits believe that the United States of America is fundamentally a bad place.
…The bedrock belief that America is, and has been, an evil country is crucial to understanding the secular-progressive point of view when it comes to the war on terror.
O’Reilly, ends the chapter with the logical conclusion: join him in the fight against progressives or die:
All clear-thinking Americans should become opponents of the S-P [secular-progressive] movement for the simple reason of self-preservation.
Meanwhile, according to O’Reilly, bin Laden is out to get him. In an interview with Barbara Walters, O’Reilly claims that the FBI informed him he was put on an al Qaeda “death list.” The claim was disputed by an FBI officer.