On the October 23 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage said of Ethiopians: "The people down there have flies around their eyes," adding, "I never went into an Ethiopian restaurant. The Ethiopians come here to eat American food." Earlier in the broadcast, while discussing Ramadan and the continued violence in Iraq, Savage suggested that Islam is "a bloodthirsty religion that's practiced over there by a bunch of throwbacks, and we're gonna to kill 'em." Savage called for the United States to say: "That's it, we're leaving them; we're killing them."
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From the October 23 edition of Talk Radio Network's The Savage Nation:
SAVAGE: I'm trying to get away from the murder by the Muslims there in Iraq -- I hate it. I hate seeing women and children blown up when they're buying candy, and the next day, we're lectured about Ramadan, the holy month -- the holy month, Ramadan; the end of the holy month, and they're killing women and children.
Why doesn't someone say, "It's a bloodthirsty religion that's practiced over there by a bunch of throwbacks, and we're gonna kill 'em"? "That's it, we're leaving them; we're killing them, now get out of there." That's what the whole world is screaming at Bush.
SAVAGE: And I had a good weekend. Don't think I had a bad -- I had a very good weekend. I mean, I did. The fortune cookie story I told you indicates it all. I can't wait to eat the leftover Chinese food tonight after the show. Mmm, boy, it's better the next -- it is so good the next night. I don't know why. You put it in the microwave, and you don't have to go out. You don't have to ask anybody. You don't have to watch liberals putting their hands together and bowing every time they bring them a napkin or a glass of water -- "Oh, thank you."
Why do they do that in Asian restaurants for? Most of the Asians have been here longer than the white people have -- the ones in the restaurants. What are they bowing? "May I have a napkin?" "Oh, thank you." They do their hands together. You ever seen liberals in Asian restaurants? The Japanese look at them like they're nuts; they have no idea why they're bowing and putting their hands together. "Can I have a glass of water?" "Oh, thank you." Then they pay and they say thank you to the owner, you hear?
Instead of the owner saying thank you to them for business, the liberal says thank you to show how good they are -- they went to church. That's like a church move for them to go to an Asian restaurant -- hell, any ethnic restaurant.
I can just imagine them at an Ethiopian restaurant what they must carry on. Do liberals go to an Ethiopian restaurant? Could you imagine they're eating food from that area? What do they eat down in Ethiopia? I never went in one. There was one in San Francisco. Why would you eat in an Ethiopian restaurant? The people down there have flies around their eyes. What would they -- what kind of cuisine comes from Eretea [sic]? I never went into an Ethiopian restaurant. The Ethiopians come here to eat American food. You don't need to wind up with flies in your baby eye -- baby's eye.