Neal Boortz

radio Talk-Show host

Affiliations

The Neal Boortz Show: Host (1969-2013)

AM 750 WSB (Atlanta radio station): Host on The Neal Boortz Show (1992-2013)

The FairTax Movement: Supporter and co-author, along with former Congressman John Linder, of The FairTax Book (published 2005)

WND (WorldNetDaily): Contributor (2002-2004)

Townhall: Contributor (2004-2016)

Bio

Neal Boortz was born on April 6, 1945 and is a retired radio show host, author, and political commentator. He was the host of The Neal Boortz Show, a Nationally Syndicated radio talk-show that aired until 2013. His show won various awards and notoriety and according to Talkers Magazine, it was among the top ten most listened to broadcasts in the nation for 2007. A self described Libertarian, Boortz is critical of politicians of both parties, diverging from more traditional Conservative viewpoints on social issues such as abortion rights and marriage equality. Boortz’s show often discussed Islam and terrorism, relying on Islamophobic tropes. Among these was characterization of Islam as a virus bent on conquering Europe and the “Western World.” He has also written several books, among them, The FairTax Book, which advocates for an overhaul of the United States tax system and was a New York Times bestseller.

RECENT ACTIVITY

Boortz retired from his radio talk-show in 2013, however he still remains active within Conservative and Libertarian spheres, especially through his Twitter account, on which he updates frequently and has posted various Islamophobic tweets. Clips from his radio talk-show are still available on the AM 750 WSB website, which are also updated daily. Additionally, Boortz uploads what he calls “BoortzCasts,” essentially podcasts, on ConnectPal.com.

Islamophobia

From The Neal Boortz Show, August 3, 2004:

"There is no God but God and Muhammad is the messenger of God.  Say that with conviction, folks, and the next thing you know, you're strapping on a suicide bomb."

SOURCE: Zollman, Avi, quoting Neal Boortz (MediaMatters)(August 4, 2004)

From The Neal:

“Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, these stories of this violence keep coming in. A doctor kills his wife there; somebody kills their daughter over here. The stories of this violence come in. You know what? Sooner or later, you really start to get the idea that this is not a very pleasant religion. Sooner or later, you really start to get the idea that these people are violent. And does the Quran in fact say -- does the Quran say that if you leave Islam, you must be killed? Does it say that?”

“I -- I would -- I would be willing to put money that Spain will be operating under Islamic law within 10 years.”

“This is a virus. Islam is a virus. It is a deadly virus that is spreading throughout Europe and the Western world, and it is going to completely and totally change the way we live our lives in this country. And we're going to wait -- we're going to wait far too long to develop a vaccine to find a way to fight this. We have so many things working against us. First of all, we have a Democratic Party right now that for the last six years has been focused on one thing and only one thing: demonizing George Bush.”

“I truly consider Islam, on a worldwide basis, to be a creeping mold infestation that if we are not alert, we will get to the point -- we will get to the point that it is just overpowering and overtaking, and we're going to have to take unbelievably drastic measures to deal with it just to save the very structure of our society.”

“I think that Europe is doomed, and America's going to have a tough time surviving in anything close to its present form after America falls to Islam -- to the Muslim creeping virus.”

SOURCE: Fishel, Ben, quoting Neal Boortz (MediaMatters)(October 18, 2006)

From The Neal Boortz Show, July 19, 2006:

“I don't care whether you were born into the religion, or you chose the religion. It is, at its core, a violent, violent religion.”

“And I also believe that this Muhammad guy is just a phony rag-picker.”

“As long as we have stories like that -- and they're easy to find in the media virtually every day -- as long as we have stories like that about the religion of Islam, then it is perfectly legitimate, perhaps even praiseworthy, to recognize Islam as a religion of vicious, violent, bloodthirsty cretins.”

SOURCE: Singer, Matt, quoting Neal Boortz (MediaMatters)(July 20, 2006)

From The Neal Boortz Show, August 14, 2007:

“It's just -- OK, we're going to go the National Health Service in Great Britain. Now, remember, it was just a couple of weeks ago that we had doctors working, Muslim doctors working for the National Health Service in Great Britain who were plotting to blow up a bunch of Londoners. One of them slammed a car into the Glasgow airport. They got caught, folks. Car bombs, car bombs. They got caught. The car bombs didn't go off. I guess Muslim doctors aren't all that good at rigging explosives. Working for the National Health Service.”

“You would think maybe that the National Health Service in Great Britain would be looking really, really closely at its Muslim doctors and Muslim employees, but that would be racial profiling, and we can't have that, can we? Instead, the National Health Service and at least one London hospital, Lothians -- Lothians, whatever. In this one hospital, they have advised doctors and other health care workers that next month they are not to have working lunches. Now, what do they mean by a working lunch? That's where you bring your lunch from home or you bring in takeout and you have lunch at your desk. So, next month, National Health Service -- at least at this one hospital -- you are not permitted to have lunch at your desk. Why not? Because it's Ramadan, and Muslims in your workplace might be offended if they see you eating at your desk. Why? I guess it's because Muslims don't eat during the day during Ramadan. They fast during the day and eat at night. Sort of like cockroaches.”

“I did that for Media Myrmidons, OK? I -- they're sort of like cockroaches. "Neal Boortz refers to Muslims as cockroaches." Yeah, that'll be on Media Myrmidons. Those of you that are going to send that transcript to Media Myrmidons, don't forget to ask, you know, don't forget to ask David up there how's his girlfriend Hillary and George? How they're doing, you know? Hillary and George?”

SOURCE: Natalicchio, Nick, quoting Neal Boortz (MediaMatters)(August 15, 2007)

From The Neal Boortz Show, August 21, 2008:

“Let's ask Obama how many prayer rugs he has.”

SOURCE: Bashir, Asli, quoting Neal Boortz (MediaMatters)(August 25, 2008)