Chris Matthews Offended That Chris Christie Calls ISIS Jihadis 'Animals'

December 14th, 2015 9:48 PM

MSNBC's Chris Matthews seems to have a problem with those who would call the torturers, rapists, and murderers who populate the ranks of ISIS as "animals."

The Hardball host made the complaint tonight to frequent contributor and left-wing journalist David Corn of Mother Jones magazine. Matthews also groused that Republicans were telling their voters  "it's OK to hate Muslims."

Here's the relevant video and transcript:

December 14, 2015; 7:24 p.m. Eastern

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Republicans now say it's OK to hate Muslims. I mean, when you hear carpet bombing, there's no way to hear that from [Sen. Ted] Cruz without knowing a lot of regular people that just happen to live in those geographical areas will die because you're carpet bombing. You're not going after the bad guys, you're killing everybody that's there.

And also, animals! I mean, call them what they are, bad people. But what's this animal thing that Christie's throwing around?

Somehow I doubt that the peaceful Muslims, Christians, Jews, Yazidis, atheists, gays, and women who ISIS are systematically persecuting would have any trouble whatsoever with describing ISIS jihadis as "animals." In fact, if anything, it's actually an insult to the animal kingdom to compare them in any way to ISIS savages.