Fox News host Steve Doocy was forced to backtrack Tuesday after a guest called him out over a seemingly transparent racist quip in which he declared that all the suspects who’d tried to blow up American airliners “look alike.”
“Critics argue when you think about it, for the most part, all of the people who try to blow airliners out of the sky look alike,” Doocy said.
“False,” rejoined Council on Islamic-American Relations spokesman Ahmed Rehab. “False information. Not true. The last guy — I mean, we don’t have to go far. The last guy that tried to take down a plane was a young African. And in the past, prior to that incident, we were looking for Middle eastern-looking men. Next time it could be an Asian guy.
“So no,” Rehab added, “they don’t always look alike.”
“Right,” Doocy replied, backtracking. “And you could go back a number of years and it was Timothy McVeigh, a blond hair, blue eyed guy.”
“Or Richard Reid, who was half Jamaican, half British.”
Earlier in the clip, Doocy complained that his wife was forced to be subjected to a TSA pat down each time she travels because of a knee replacement, positing that she didn’t fit a normal terrorist profile. Doocy’s “look alike” comments appear at 2:35 in the clip below.
Photographs of Reid, who tried to blow up an airliner in 2001, and Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the alleged “Christmas Day” bomber who tried to take down a plane over Detroit, follow.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Feb. 16, 2010.
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"People won't learn, these people won't learn," a man in a blue shirt, shorts and sunglasses is heard saying, to nobody in particular.
"You're a bunch of idiots wearing masks, you know it's not real," he shouted.
"Look at you fools, you got a f*cking doily on your face. You ret*rd, you look like you f*cking got it off your mom's countertop," he continued.
At thq5 point, a much larger man with a mask over his beard approached the anti-mask activist.
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