Rupert Murdoch draws massive online backlash for Muslim comments

Rupert Murdoch draws massive online backlash for Muslim comments

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Rupert Murdoch and his Fox News empire were on the receiving end of a massive Twitter counteroffensive this weekend.

The billionaire media mogul ran into an online buzz saw after he offered his thoughts on radical Islam.

“Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible,” Murdoch said Friday in a tweet to his nearly 550,000 followers.

The observation drew a swift round of condemnations, including from “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling.

But the most scathing rebuttal was courtesy of comedian Aziz Ansari.

Ansari, whose heritage is Tamil Muslim, fired off several tweets mocking…

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