‘We’re just pointing out what a jackass you look like’: Cenk Uygur blasts ‘Holly Hobby Lobby’

By Arturo Garcia
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 22:40 EDT
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Young Turks host Cenk Uygur mocked Hobby Lobby supporter Holly Fischer on Wednesday for painting herself as a victim following her latest attempt to troll progressives.

“What are you talking about? We’re just pointing out what a jackass you look like,” Uygur said. “Isn’t it a free country? Isn’t that the actual common principles of this country — that we have differences of opinion and we express it through our freedom of speech? But the minute they get criticized for anything, they get such thin skin.”

Fischer, who uses the nickname “Holly Hobby Lobby” online, went on Fox News earlier in the day to complain about liberal “intolerance” after people noticed that the picture she posted of herself holding a Bible and a machine gun in front of the American flag bore an uncanny resemblance to a photo of Samantha Lewthwaite, the Islamic militant known as the “White Widow,” as captured in a recent meme:


“Not only is the pose unbelievably similar, even the way their heads are held — even their appearances are fairly similar,” Uygur said. “The only thing difference is, you replace the Bible with a Qur’an.”

Uygur also pointed out that Fischer posted her photo taunting liberals not to look at it because their heads “would most likely explode,” only to be made fun of later.

While Fischer claimed to be surprised by the “backlash,” Uygur said, the reason behind it was that, like her, Lewthwaite was holding her holy text and her weapon to signify her belief in her cause.

“I’m amazed that they can’t understand that that person believes the same kind of ideology as they do, just a different one,” Uygur said. “[It's] the same kind of fundamentalism of a different color, of a different ilk.”

Lewthwaite, believed to be a member of the radical group Al-Shabaab, is currently at large in Kenya. She is reportedly considered one of the world’s most wanted terrorism suspects.

Watch Uygur’s commentary, as posted online on Wednesday, below.

Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia
Arturo R. García is the managing editor at Racialicious.com. He is based in San Diego, California and has written for both print and broadcast media, including contributions to GlobalComment.com, The Root and Comment Is Free. Follow him on Twitter at @ABoyNamedArt
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