John Hawkins Goes Beyond The Pale

If you don't know who John Hawkins is, you obviously don't spend much time in the conservative blogosphere. His regular blog is -- a highly-ranked site on its own accord -- and he also runs Conservative Grapevine. He is a regular columnist at He has interviewed many of the country's leading conservative pols and pundits for his blog. His blog gets ads from a variety of respectable folks, through blogads. He founded Rightroots, a fundraising site intended as a right-wing version of ActBlue. Many of the top-read conservative web sites link to him. He was a consultant for Duncan Hunter for a stretch, and is now pushing Fred Thompson's candidacy.

In his weekly Q&A Friday blogging today, he received the question: "If you could go back and completely erase one person from the pages of history, who would it be and why?"

Here's his response, in full:

Answer: Hitler would seem to be a rather obvious choice, but he would be in third place for me.

Second place would be occupied by Karl Marx because Communism produced a higher count than Nazism in the long run and I have to wonder if Communism would have taken off without its "Father."

However, first place would probably have to go to Muhammad, who made up a religion from scratch that now has more than a billion people under its spell, has helped stagnate the growth of a large part of the world for 5 centuries -- and has turned at least 100 million plus of Islam's current adherents into backwards, misogynistic anti-Semites who support terrorism and murder.

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