Juan Williams reporter on NPR has been fired from his post, over the recent Muslim comment row. Officials from the NPR have stated that Juan Williams contract has been officially terminated from the reporter’s post and he has served for the news agency for a long time. One of the main reasons that Juan has been sacked by NPR because he had made unfavorable comments over the Muslim community.
This infamous incident took place at Bill O’Reilly’s show the “O’Reilly Factor” on Monday. It was during this show, Williams commented about the Muslims stating “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, 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.”
During the show, O’Reilly told him that, he should be careful about what he saying, and that America is not in a war against Islam. It was after the show, that NPR decided to fire him, but Williams stated that NPR had never told him nor discussed with him before firing him from his job. On late Wednesday night, NPR officially informed Williams that his contract has been terminated.