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Fox hosts want ‘special screenings’ for Muslims in military

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In the wake of a shooting rampage at Fort Hood by a military psychiatrist of Middle Eastern lineage, the hosts at Fox News have begun suggesting that all Muslims in the military should be treated as potential threats.

“Do you think it’s time for the military to have special debriefings of Muslim Army officers — anybody enlisted?” Fox’s Brian Kilmeade asked Geraldo Rivera on Friday morning. “Because if I’m going to be deployed in a foxhole, if I’m going to be sticking in an outpost, I got to know the guy next to me is not going to want to kill me.”

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Rivera pivoted. “But isn’t this the headline, Brian, that there are four or five million American Muslims and how scant and few and far between these horrifying incidents are?”

“I’ve been in Afghanistan with these guys,” Rivera continued, “in Iraq with these guys. They are treasured for their bilingualism, their multiculturalism, the fact that they can bridge and understand and translate for us.”

Fox’s Gretchen Carlson, however, joined the bandwagon. “Our society has become very politically correct,” she objected. “Could it be that the military was also exercising political correctness, even though he had a poor performance report and even though he spoke openly about being a radical Muslim and had those supposed postings online?”

Fox News legal analyst Peter J. Johnson jumped in, asking Rivera, “You won’t countenance special screening for Muslims will you?”

“It’s a hard step for me to take,” Rivera replied. “This is an American born person. This is not a naturalized citizen.”

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This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends/em>, broadcast Nov. 6, 2009.



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