John McCain thinks that shouting "Allahu Akbar!" is the same as someone shouting "Thank God!"
Where have you been, John, since September 11, 2001?
From Ben, Shapiro, Breitbart:
On Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) suggested that Fox News host Brian Kilmeade was Islamaphobic because he said that Syrian opposition groups shouting “Allahu Akhbar! Allahu Akhbar!” as rockets hit government offices demonstrated Islamist influence among the opposition.
BRIAN KILMEADE: I have a problem helping those people screaming that after a hit.Shapiro adds, "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."
JOHN McCAIN: Would you have a problem with an American or Christians saying 'Thank God? Thank God?’ That’s what they’re saying. Come on! Of course they are Muslims, but they’re moderates and I guarantee you they are moderates. I know them and I have been with them. For someone to say "Allahu Akbar!" is about as offensive as someone saying "Thank God."
Regarding "Allahu Akbar," obviously, context is extremely important.
For instance, did McCain find it "offensive" when Nidal Hasan shouted "Allahu akbar" during his shooting rampage, killing 13 and wounding 31? Just a little bit offensive? Maybe indicative of radical Islam and killing infidels?