|Source: "Bill O'Reilly, Muslim Hunter" by Rafik Tschannen in The Muslim Times|
O’Reilly stood by his comments on his Fox News program on Wednesday. “I said that Robert Bergdahl looked like a Muslim when he appeared at the White House with President Obama,” he noted. “A, he absolutely looked like a Muslim..."Maybe it's just because I grew up in the 60's and majored in history, but a procession of beards has paraded through my mind ever since I heard this ludicrous claim about what kind of a beard the dad of POW Bowe Bergdahl sported in the White House Rose Garden.
Here are just a few of those beards. First came the Eastern Orthodox patriarchs.
Thence to the Amish, who are on occasion found guilty
in the forcible cutting of the victims’ hair and beards with 8-inch horse mane-cutting shears, some of the victims...wounded and bloodied...In Amish culture, men’s beard hair and women’s head hair have religious significance.and Mennonite men I see around in airports sometimes or in Philadelphia.
Their farming ways led me to thinking about The Farm in Tennessee and some of its founders. Here we see Stephen and his much more famous wife Ina May Gaskin, midwife educator par excellence.
Coming out of Northern California like they did, they brought some hippie beard culture.
Thinking about the old Haight Ashbury made me think of musicians, and that naturally led to ZZ Top.
Back to the landers, doomsday preppers and the type of farmers who homeschool their kids often have beards.
And, the Duck Dynasty guys can't be skipped in any comprehensive gallery of beards.
I could go on and on, but you get the idea. Ok, one last (literary) beard: