(Madeleine Morgenstern) -- Nearly a year after country music singer Hank Williams Jr. courted controversy by comparing President Barack Obama to Hitler, he’s unleashed more fiery criticism, this time calling the president an anti-American Muslim.
Williams’ comment came near the end of a concert Friday night at the Iowa State Fair Grandstand, the Des Moines Register reported.
“We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him!” Williams said, according to the newspaper.
The comments reportedly went over well with the crowd, which responded with “loud and enthusiastic” cheers.
Williams appeared on “Fox & Friends” in October 2011 and said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Obama playing golf together was “like Hitler playing golf with [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu.”
His remarks resulted in ESPN yanking his longtime song from “Monday Night Football.” Williams subsequently released a song titled “Keep the Change” that hit back at the “United Socialist States of America.”
He called out the president again in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in July, saying, “You know, we’ve got a president that does a call to the Koran or Mecca or whatever.”