Fox News guest host Rachel Campos-Duffy, a former cast member of MTV reality show The Real World, argued on Tuesday that terrorism recruitment could be stopped if the Christian religion was more “manly” and less “feminized.”
Earlier this week, officials in a terrorism joint task force in Minneapolis and San Diego announced that six men had been charged with providing support to ISIS. Officials described the case as “peer-to-peer” recruitment where the young men had planned on self-funding their trip to Syria.
“We have an immigration and assimilation problem,” Campos-Duffy told Fox News host Harris Faulkner on Tuesday’s edition of Outnumbered. “Like, who are we actually inviting to come to our country? Do they embrace our culture? And what are we doing as a culture to help them assimilate and feel more apart of this and not have that separation that you’re talking about.”
Campos-Duffy, who is now a spokesperson for the Koch-funded Libre Initiative, suggested that Christianity was necessary to counteract the Muslim influence on young men.
“If there were groups of Catholics, young Catholic men going to Rome and joining a Crusade, I guarantee you that the media and our government and this administration would be having a very different conversation,” she insisted. “Not about this peer-to-peer thing, but really the root cause.”
“What is it? It is reforming Islam and it’s also that Christianity needs to offer a more robust, manly, not feminized version of Christianity.”
Campos-Duffy added that she hoped that Pope Frances would address the topic instead of climate change when he visited the U.S. in September.
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Outnumbered, broadcast April 21, 2015.
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