On Tuesday, Schilling tweeted, "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s," accompanied by a graphic meme of Adolf Hitler with the statement: “It’s said only 5-10% of Muslims are extremists. In 1940, only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How’d that go?”
ESPN didn't waste time, removing him from his assignment and suspending him.
Dash linked to an article attempting to explain why Schilling was warranted with his tweet.
“If anything, Schilling understated the extent of Islamic radicalism," David French of the National Review was quoted as saying in the article Dash linked to. "While more than a million Muslims actually belong to radical militias, terrorist organizations, and the military forces of radical Islamic states, the number of Muslims with terrorist sympathies and radical beliefs number in the hundreds of millions.”
For what it's worth, Schilling did apologize.
BET Sports News — Get the latest news and information about African-Americans in sports, including weekly recaps, celebrity news and photos of your favorite Black athletes.
Click here to enter the #LookYourSundayBest contest for a chance to win FREE natural hair-care products.
(Photos from left: Rob Kim/Getty Images, Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
TRENDING IN NEWS