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America's National Public Radio fired analyst Juan Williams on Wednesday night over comments he made about Muslims on "The O'Reilly Factor."
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On Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's Monday night show, Williams said: "I'm not a bigot...but when I get on the plans, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
The firing was announced on Twitter by NPR media reported David Folkenflik.
NPR released a statement saying that Willams' remarks were "inconsistent
with our editorial standards and preactices, and undermined his
credibility as a news analyst with NPR."
Williams had worked at NPR for over a decade, but in 2009, he was asked
not to identify as an "NPR News Political Analyst" during his frequent
segments on Fox News, because they drew so many complaints from NPR