American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer suggested to a caller on Friday that Fox News host Megyn Kelly was fooled by the Devil into questioning Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) anti-Muslim immigration plan, Right Wing Watch reported.
Fischer argued that the disagreement between Kelly and Jindal was spurred by “the God of this world,” as described in the book of Corinthians and commonly referred to as Satan.
“That being has the capacity, supernaturally, to fool people. Supernaturally, to deceive people,” he said. “He can blind people to the plain and honest truth.”
The caller, “Jim,” was upset that Kelly challenged Jindal on her show on Wednesday over his idea to ban “radical Islamists” from entering the country.
“Who decides how far into Sharia law you have to be?” Kelly asked Jindal at one point. “Who decides who’s a radical Islamist and who’s just an Islamist?”
“Why not?” she countered. “This is a country with lots of crazy beliefs. And actually, some religions continue to treat women as second class citizens and it’s not just some forms of Islam. Are we going to start banning everybody who doesn’t treat women or children or criminals for that matter the way we like?”
On Friday, the caller fretted that the governor and the Kelly File host ” don’t seem to be able to align on things that ought to be understood as self-evident.”
Fischer agreed, calling it “alarming” that someone as influential among conservatives as Kelly would not agree with Jindal on the issue.
“She just simply does not get it with regard to the danger of Islamic immigration, and she doesn’t seem to get the fact that Congress can set the rules of immigration,” Fischer said. “If they want to prohibit people who are fans of Sharia law from coming to America, they have every right to do it.”
Watch Fischer’s commentary, as posted by Right Wing Watch on Friday, below.
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.
Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy
"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."
Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why
According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.
As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."