Giuliani is the guy to chase ‘the Muslims’ back ‘to their caves’

John Deady“The Guardian of London is conducting video documentaries up in New Hampshire. And they did a segment on Rudy in which they got a very off-kilter quote about Muslims from a Rudy campaign official in the state.

“The Guardian identifies him as John Deady, the co-chair of state Veterans for Rudy. Deady – and the key here is that he is a Rudy campaign official – says that Rudy should be our President because he has what it takes to tackle one of our ‘most difficult problems’, which he identifies as the ‘rise of the Muslims’. Deady adds that we need to ‘chase them back to their caves’ or otherwise ‘get rid of them’.”

TPM Election Central, 28 December 2007

Watch the Guardian video report here.

See also the follow-up article at TPM in which Deady defends his comments and goes on to state: “We’re not dealing with a rational mindset here. We’re dealing with madmen.” Asked if this is a reference to all Muslims, he replies: “I am talking about Muslims in general.” Asked to elaborate on his call to “get rid” of Muslims, Deady explained: “When I say get rid of them, I wasn’t necessarily [sic – emphasis added] referring to genocide.”

Update:  Deady has now resigned, according to Fox News. See also Ali Eteraz on the GOP’s Muslim problem.