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Fox’s Beckel Triples Down On Desire To Stop Visas For Muslim Students, Clashes With The Five...
Mediaite ^ | 4/23/2013 | Matt Wilstein

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 afternoon’s 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.”

Beckel’s 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 Beckel’s 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 wouldn’t 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 people’s heads.”

Beckel concluded by hedging a bit, saying, “I’m 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, “there’s a percentage of them that are potentially dangerous.”

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1 posted on 04/23/2013 4:58:43 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

This may be the first thing I’ve ever agreed with Beckel about.


2 posted on 04/23/2013 5:04:17 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: markomalley

I’d say we need to stop them permanently and kick the ones here out.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 5:04:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Agreed!


4 posted on 04/23/2013 5:05:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: markomalley

Beckel’s a fat jerk - and completely right. No visas and no aid until one year goes by without muzzie violence.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 5:05:14 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: markomalley
“we cannot wall ourselves off from the world.”

Dana peRINO

6 posted on 04/23/2013 5:08:09 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: stop_fascism
until one year goes by without muzzie violence

Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhah! I don't care who you are, that was funny. ;-)

7 posted on 04/23/2013 5:12:14 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: markomalley

Megyn Kelly and Bob Beckel, 4/23/13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyUU7foZOjU


8 posted on 04/23/2013 5:13:41 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: markomalley

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!


9 posted on 04/23/2013 5:13:54 PM PDT by entropy12 (Even tho Obama is now a lame duck but with 2014 House majority, he will be dangerously socialist!)
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To: Bernard Marx

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.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 5:14:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: central_va

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.


11 posted on 04/23/2013 5:14:18 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: markomalley

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.


12 posted on 04/23/2013 5:15:38 PM PDT by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: central_va

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.


13 posted on 04/23/2013 5:15:46 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Offended!)
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To: markomalley

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.


14 posted on 04/23/2013 5:17:36 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: markomalley

Hmmmmm Beckel normally doesn’t have an opinion not approved by the DNC.....


15 posted on 04/23/2013 5:19:59 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: markomalley

Broken pig, blind clock, bob beckel, it had to happen eventually.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 5:20:21 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (John Winthrop's "City upon a Hill" just became a midden heap. Infested with rats and other vermin.)
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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).


17 posted on 04/23/2013 5:22:37 PM PDT by yield 2 the right
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To: markomalley

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?


18 posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:09 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: markomalley

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.


19 posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:24 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: central_va

She was an embarrassment.


20 posted on 04/23/2013 5:27:24 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

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.


21 posted on 04/23/2013 5:32:31 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Bernard Marx

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.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 5:34:50 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: markomalley
Bob Beckel, today's winner:

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The Royal Rodent Order of Blind Squirrel Award

23 posted on 04/23/2013 5:35:45 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: markomalley

HOORAY Bob Beckel!


24 posted on 04/23/2013 5:38:06 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: markomalley

Bob Beckel said that?

I am shocked. For real, I am shocked because he’s such a liberal.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 5:39:48 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: SoFloFreeper

LOL!


26 posted on 04/23/2013 5:41:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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Beating his chest, but will continue to vote for lawmakers the sabotage the Nation’s sovereignty.

Yawn.


27 posted on 04/23/2013 5:41:44 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: PGR88
Cheapest, simplest, and most effective anti-terror measure we could take.

Controlling our borders and immigration solves a lot of problems at minimal cost.
28 posted on 04/23/2013 5:42:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bernard Marx

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!


29 posted on 04/23/2013 6:13:08 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Bernard Marx

Beckel is on to something!


30 posted on 04/23/2013 6:18:47 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Gene Eric

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.


31 posted on 04/23/2013 6:20:29 PM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: markomalley

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.


32 posted on 04/23/2013 6:25:01 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: Mastador1

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.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 6:27:47 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: markomalley

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.


34 posted on 04/23/2013 6:27:59 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: markomalley
I stand with Beckel!

(ach, I need a drink!)

35 posted on 04/23/2013 6:31:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: hondact200

peRINO was an embarassment on Jeopardy.

I could have beat her. She lost badly.


36 posted on 04/23/2013 6:31:56 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: markomalley

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.


37 posted on 04/23/2013 6:32:33 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: Bernard Marx

Yup, there is absolutely no reason for being here, they can get ejeekated in Europe.


38 posted on 04/23/2013 6:43:07 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: markomalley

Interesting, BB doesn’t usually say anything useful.


39 posted on 04/23/2013 6:44:49 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: driftdiver

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.


40 posted on 04/23/2013 6:46:39 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: driftdiver
and deport all Moslem prisoners upon completion of their sentences.
41 posted on 04/23/2013 6:47:38 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: jazusamo
I agree with him except the two year thing. Lets make it ten years

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.

42 posted on 04/23/2013 6:50:08 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: markomalley

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.


43 posted on 04/23/2013 6:51:29 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: central_va
“we cannot wall ourselves off from the world.”

Dana peRINO

Good lil' Bushbot...

44 posted on 04/23/2013 6:53:24 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: markomalley
IMMA

... 2) Encourage these Muslim residents of non-Muslim host nations to shift the demographic scales in their own favor by means of population growth—and separatism—thereby enabling them to more effectively advance an agenda based on fundamentalist Wahhabi teachings and the legitimation and spread of Sharia Law in the West

45 posted on 04/23/2013 6:53:56 PM PDT by opentalk
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... 3) Eventually the proliferation of Muslims in the host nations will hit critical mass,tilting those societies toward majority-Muslim status..

4) Ultimately,the host states will join the Muslim commonwealth.

46 posted on 04/23/2013 6:55:19 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: markomalley

Even a broken clock is right twice a day Bookmark...


47 posted on 04/23/2013 7:18:59 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: markomalley

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)


48 posted on 04/24/2013 5:43:05 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: gov_bean_ counter

She has ALWAYS been an embarrassment!


49 posted on 04/25/2013 1:53:22 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: dandiegirl

Exactly!


50 posted on 04/25/2013 1:54:23 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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