MSNBC Guest on France Terror Attack: ISIS Is Just ‘Punks and Thugs,’ Not About Islam


<p><em>See more in the <a href="…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>Like their fellow cable news outlets, MSNBC offered rolling coverage throughout the night Thursday into Friday due to the Nice, France terrorist attack and one such guest told breaking news anchor Brian Williams that ISIS should be known as<strong> &ldquo;punks and thugs and mercenaries&rdquo; </strong>instead of being associated with Islam.&nbsp;</p>

<p><strong>&ldquo;What makes me very sad when I see this and I hear this intellectual discussion, which is fair and very, very bright people, but I think of my friends and I call them of North African descent. They&#39;re Muslims, their religion is not about running people down with a bus,&rdquo;</strong> Daily Beast writer Dana Kennedy explained to Williams (who was in New York but usually resides in Nice).</p>

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