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Posted on 04/23/2013 4:58:43 PM PDT by markomalley
The Five co-host Bob Beckel waited until near the end of Tuesday afternoons show on Fox to address his recent controversial suggestion to cut off Muslim students coming to this country, but when he did, he stood by his statements. Beckel made the original comments during a panel discussion on The Five Monday, drawing some startled reactions from his more conservative co-hosts.
Earlier today, he appeared on Fox with Megyn Kelly, who pushed him to explain what he meant and warned him that he was entering dangerous territory. That discussion evidently did not deter Beckel from tripling down on his comments today.
Despite the early morning calls from my liberal friends who hung up on me, Beckel said, he decided not to pull back on what he said. He reiterated that he is not saying the 75,000 Muslim students in the country now or the 20,000 more scheduled to come this fall need to go anywhere, he just wants to stop letting Muslim students in for the next two years. If the FBI could not deal with this fellow in Boston with all they had on him, Beckel said, it seems to me that we ought to give time for them to clear up their problems with the current Muslim population here and then let students come back in.
Beckels comments drew vastly different reactions from the four other co-hosts, who typically skew more conservative than he does. Eric Bolling and Andrea Tantaros both backed Beckel up, seemingly surprised by how much they agreed with him.
Dana Perino went the other way though, pushing back on Beckels suggestion that we should be discouraging Muslim students from coming to America to learn and saying educational diplomacy is one of the best things that we have. She added, they are going to be educated somewhere, and wouldnt you rather have them here and get a taste of America and freedom than overseas? and we cannot wall ourselves off from the world.
Greg Gutfeld took the route of making a joke, quipping, I find it funny that people who are angry at you over cutting off student visas are usually less angry about terrorists cutting off peoples heads.
Beckel concluded by hedging a bit, saying, Im not suggesting the vast majority of these students are radicals bent on doing harm to the United States. But he does believe that of the tens of thousands of Muslims students in this country, theres a percentage of them that are potentially dangerous.
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This may be the first thing I’ve ever agreed with Beckel about.
I’d say we need to stop them permanently and kick the ones here out.
Beckel’s a fat jerk - and completely right. No visas and no aid until one year goes by without muzzie violence.
Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhah! I don't care who you are, that was funny. ;-)
Megyn Kelly and Bob Beckel, 4/23/13
The democrats view Muslims as a natural voting block for them. They don’t give a shyt about innocents killed by terrorism. Party before country!
Well he was right and he was also correct about us teaching Chinese students who return to China and go to work hacking American computer systems.
LOL! Dana Perino is an idiot. Inviting HATERS into America can have only one outcome. Inviting a people from Mexico who came from corruption here to expect and accept MORE corruption is bad enough.
There is a God. He has convinced Beckel to say something that I agree with for once. Doesn’t change my opinion of him however. He still is a jerk.
I can’t stomach that woman, I’m guessing she has some intelligence yet comes off like a light weight and yes, a silly rino.
What was Megan Kelly’s comment supposed to suggest?
“getting into dangerous territory here”, huh??
Maybe the world truly is upside down, the day I agree with Bobby is once in a lifetime.
Pretty surprising coming from Beckel and I agree with him except the two year thing. Lets make it ten years and if their countries stop their beheading and stoning of innocent people we can then reconsider.
Hmmmmm Beckel normally doesn’t have an opinion not approved by the DNC.....
Broken pig, blind clock, bob beckel, it had to happen eventually.
Yep, and the bash he did against CBS’ airing it’s Hanoi Episode of “The Amazing Race”, with the shot-down B-52 in the Nam War as a prop, and using of a commie song(IIRC).
Question is, now that Beckel has wandered off the Soros reservation, will Boehner risk getting cut off from the supply by sharing his Glenfiddich with him?
Absolutely - end immigration from approx. 15 M.E., North African, and South Asian countries.
Cheapest, simplest, and most effective anti-terror measure we could take.
She was an embarrassment.
Not only that but I heard the family was on welfare? Receiving government aid anyway. Why do we need more welfare suckers? It should always be about what the immigrants can bring to the country not what the country can do for them.
I agree with him. Why should they take the place of an American student that is trying really hard to get into some of these colleges.
HOORAY Bob Beckel!
Bob Beckel said that?
I am shocked. For real, I am shocked because he’s such a liberal.
Beating his chest, but will continue to vote for lawmakers the sabotage the Nation’s sovereignty.
So why doesn’t he feel the same about our southern border, if you look at the deaths and property damage caused by the invaders from south of us it is at least as bad as that caused by the Muslims!
Beckel is on to something!
Yep. That fat slob beckel can go on a man-date with
fugly bill maher and discuss how they discovered that
militant islam is a threat to America.
But don’t let their nose in the tent.
What Beckel did, was suddenly, and with no warning, stole
the thunder $rom his other “conservative” co-hosts.
Since the beginning, he’s been the Liberal Elephant in the room, and they’ve hesitated to say anything as blunt as what he just said, probably not wanting to bother to even bring him out, wrongly anticipating what he’d say on the subject.
Never liked him, still don’t , but way to go , Bob.
Brilliant move-—now you’ve piqued the interest o$ the multitudes who watch the show and always hated you.
Now they’ll watch and hope to be surprised by you.
You’ll have to ask him but remember he’s a liberal and therefore logic-deprived. Plenty of would-be Muslim Jihadists are crossing the southern border along the other invaders. We defend borders everywhere around the world except here at home.
No aid, muslim immigrants allowed and student visa until the year of Jubilee comes into effect (50 years). since the muslims want sharia law, let them have it in their own countries first and if they do not like it, tough. put them on a boat and allow them to go from country to country to see if they can gain entry elsewhere.
(ach, I need a drink!)
peRINO was an embarassment on Jeopardy.
I could have beat her. She lost badly.
Dana Perino’s mistake is in assuming that Moslem students will get “a taste of America and freedom” by attending an American university. The chances are that they will not.
Yup, there is absolutely no reason for being here, they can get ejeekated in Europe.
Interesting, BB doesn’t usually say anything useful.
Not just Moslem students. Moslems. All of them, home-grown or not. For our own Black Muslims tell them to pick a country then send them there.
NO. if we can find the cojones to throw them out it should be permanently. Moslems should not be allowed to set foot on American soil. Or Canadian soil, for that matter.
I would take it one step further and say that there should be a moratorium on ALL visas. The unemployment rate is stagnant near 8% and the fools in the state dept. want to import more people. We do not need more people. We need LESS people.
Good lil' Bushbot...
... 2) Encourage these Muslim residents of non-Muslim host nations to shift the demographic scales in their own favor by means of population growthand separatismthereby enabling them to more effectively advance an agenda based on fundamentalist Wahhabi teachings and the legitimation and spread of Sharia Law in the West
4) Ultimately,the host states will join the Muslim commonwealth.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day Bookmark...
I’ve NEVER agreed with Beckel on ANYTHING. In fact I’d rather get into a fistfight with him than talk to him, but on this issue I’m coming back to the thread and giving him another...
HOORAY Bob Beckel!
(It’s that important)
She has ALWAYS been an embarrassment!