Fox News host Bob Beckel is calling for a ban on all new Islamic mosques “until we got it worked out who is not a terrorist.”
On Tuesday’s The Five, host Greg Gutfeld pointed out to Beckel that a “Muslim gang” had killed at least 28 students at a boarding school in Nigeria over the weekend.
Beckel, who is considered to be the liberal co-host of the show but has previously called to block all Muslims students from traveling to the United States, suggested that the slaughter was a reason to stop building mosques in the U.S.
“They are a bunch of thugs, murderers and they go after schools, Christian schools,” Beckel explained. “They’ve done this, they’ve burned them down. We don’t do that here. If we burned down your mosque here, you’d be really upset.”
“Now, I’ve already got enough mail from you all, that you don’t like what I say about not letting your students come here,” he continued. “If it were up to me, I would not have another mosque built in this country until we got it worked out who was not a terrorist.”
“And by the way, is any Muslim out there, any Muslim cleric, any Muslim leader said anything about this? No! You’re cowardly! Because you’re afraid they’re going to put a — what do they call it? — a fatwa on you. Well, fatwa this!”
That comment earned Beckel a high five from co-host Andrea Tantaros.
“Somehow, I knew that would rile you up,” Gutfeld laughed.
Watch this video from Fox News’ The Five, broadcast July 9, 2013.
(h/t: Media Matters)