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article imageFox news guest: For Obama win, he scared voters with 'rape camps'

Conservative Fox News commentator Michael Graham believes he knows how President Barack Obama won a second term in the Oval Office: he scared women into thinking that under Republican Mitt Romney –– they would be forced into "rape camps.”
On Thursday, tea party-backed radio host Graham appeared on Fox News with anchor Megyn Kelly, saying Obama "didn’t run an affirmative campaign,”BuzzFeed reported.
“He ran on the Republicans are Satan incarnate and if women vote for them, they’re going to be forced into rape camps,” the radio host insisted. “And when that’s your campaign, you can’t be surprised when the people you ran against don’t want to work with you and you don’t have an issue to rally people around," Raw Story said.
Forced into rape camps?
Graham is not alone. The Wall Street Journal's Holman Jenkins on Wednesday wrote something similar: "Mr. Obama now can be expected to claim a mandate, one whose content he will perhaps share in his memoirs. Judging by his campaign, he expected his victory margin to come from single women frightened that their abortions and contraception would be taken away."
"This is a mandate to do what? That is, besides a mandate to keep frightening women about abortion and contraception every time Democrats need to scare up a few votes in close races?"
Islam is a terrorist organization
Graham is no stranger to controversy. In 2005, Graham, who had a daily three-hour talk on WMAL, was fired after he refused to apologize for calling Islam "a terrorist organization."
"We are at war with a terrorist organization named Islam," he said according to the Council on American-Islam Relations, USA Today reported at the time.
Graham said WMAL had asked him to retract his comments about Islam and deliver an on-air apology. "I refused," he aid. "And for that refusal, I was fired."
Graham blamed the Muslim group for his firing. "As a fan of talk radio, I find it absolutely outrageous that pressure from a special interest group like CAIR can result in the abandonment of free speech and open discourse on a talk radio show," he said.
What are Rape Camps?
In April 1992, Bosnian Serb troops took over the Bosnian town of Foca, south-east of Sarajevo, where roughly half of the 40,000 residents were Muslims, it was the beginning of a horrific nightmare for its inhabitants, The BBC says.
Women were rounded up and divided into separate camps, with many of the women being detained in the sports hall, classrooms of the high school or taken to soldiers' own flats.
These were to become rape camps, where women suffered systematic violent and sexual attacks; a terroristic tactic of war; one of the tools of ethnic cleansing.
Women, including girls as young as 12, were forced into sexual slavery for the occupying soldiers.
They were selected for nightly gang-rapes and sexual torture and women were sometimes assaulted by up to 10 men at a time. Those who fell pregnant were forced to give birth.
Many victims were left with permanent gynecological damage or have become infertile in addition to psychological scars.
A European commission estimated there had been 20,000 rape victims during the war which lasted from 1992-1995.
Fear of rape caused Muslim families to flee from the advancing Serbs; Foca's 20,000 Muslims fled during the war.
After the war, no Muslims remained and the town was renamed Srbnje.
(The Fox News video above runs 7:28 in length with the specific rape camp quote starting around 5:29 into the segment.)
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