Opinion: Two out of three ‘Fox & Friends’ think ‘all terrorists are Muslim’
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This morning while attempting to defend fellow Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly’s appearance on ‘The View,’ ‘Fox & Friends’ co-host Brian Kilmeade uttered a line that really needs no introduction.
‘There was a certain group of people that attacked us on 9/11,’ Kilmeade said. ‘It wasn’t just one person, it was one religion. Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.’
To which co-host Steve Doocy quickly agreed to with an ‘Mmmm hmmm.’
The Real Irish Republican Army, Shining Path, and Ku Klux Klan certainly aren’t Muslims. Domestic terrorism in the U.S. is so widespread that it has its own Wikipedia page and most of those groups don’t appear to be Muslim; some blow up abortion clinics, some are eco-terrorists, some are just twisted Americans like the deceased Timothy McVeigh (who claimed to be a Christian).
Kilmeade’s declaration that ‘all terrorists are Muslim’ and Doocy’s guttural Amen comes just two months after the ‘The Daily Show’ grilled Fox & Friends over the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ and how the Fox co-hosts refused to follow the Muslim money that ends up in their own paycheck.
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In the segment that aired in August, Jon Stewart lampoons the Fox show for demanding that people ‘follow the money’ as to the funding of the mosque to see where the trail leads. ‘Fox & Friends’ learn that the mosque is partially funded by The Kingdom Foundation, which their guest Dan Senor explains to them is a dangerous Saudi group that, aside from being Muslim, funds radical madrasas. Stewart shows the clip and reveals that The Kingdom Foundation is run by Alwaleed bin Talal, who just happens to be Fox’s second-largest shareholder (next to the Murdoch family).
Kilmeade did not appear on the Fox & Friends chatty ‘After the Show Show’ this morning where the two other co-anchors and the weekend crew tackled far less controversial topics like what nicknames their family calls them.
-- Tony Pierce