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Fox’s Bob Beckel: ‘If It Were Up To Me,’ No New Mosques In U.S. Until...
Mediaite ^ | 7-10-2013

Posted on 07/10/2013 10:46:41 AM PDT by markomalley

Yesterday afternoon on Fox’s The Five, co-host Bob Beckel suggested that if it were up to him, there would be a temporary moratorium on new mosques built in the United States until we could verify who is or is not involved in terrorist activities.

Beckel’s comments came in reaction to a story about an Islamic militant group called Boko Haram, which is suspected of having killed dozens of children at a school in Nigeria in a gruesome fashion this past weekend.

“These guys are murderers,” Beckel asserted. “They’re terrorists. And if this is what the prophet told you to do, then the prophet was wrong.”

He then recalled how earlier this year he received a lot of criticism for suggesting the United States temporarily suspend student visas from Muslim countries in response to the Boston Marathon bombings, and added his own new suggestion:

“Now I’ve already gotten enough mail from you all, you don’t like what I say about not letting your students come here. If it were up to me, I would not have another mosque built in this country until we got it worked out who was not a terrorist.”

“Oh, here we go,” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle said, acknowledging the potential for controversy around this new suggestion for dealing with Muslims in the states.

Beckel then railed against American Muslim leaders who’ve been “cowardly” by not openly condemning the attacks for fear of “fatwa” retribution from abroad. “Well, fatwa this!” he said.

“Put her there,” co-host Andrea Tantaros exclaimed, offering Beckel a high-five from across the table.

“Peaceful religion?” Beckel later asked incredulously. “These guys, from the time they’re little kids, are taught to be terrorists.”


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abedin; bobbeckel; imma; mosques; rop; saudiarabia; usmosques
Full title: "Fox’s Bob Beckel: ‘If It Were Up To Me,’ No New Mosques In U.S. Until We Verify They Aren’t ‘Terrorists’"

video at link.

Broken clock, I guess.

1 posted on 07/10/2013 10:46:41 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’ll be damned


2 posted on 07/10/2013 10:49:04 AM PDT by lesko
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To: markomalley

Remember this old one: A conservative in NYC is a liberal who’s been mugged..


3 posted on 07/10/2013 10:49:20 AM PDT by ken5050 (Due to all the WH scandals, MSNBC is changing its slogan from "Lean Forward" to "BOHICA")
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To: markomalley

Of course, since Beckel spoke the truth, he is suddenly “Fox’s” man, by Mediaite.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 10:49:25 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: markomalley

Broken clock, etc.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 10:49:58 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: markomalley

I have very fond memories of my step-father trudging around the house when Beckel was on the TV when I was younger.

“F***ing Beckel! What a tool!”

He would get snarling mad at the TV. I wonder how he’d feel about Beckel with this?

Stopped clock indeed.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 10:50:16 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: markomalley

I saw this. He was very adamant. And I agree with him, except that I would change it to: “No more mosques in the US until Christian churches and Jewish temples start getting built in Mecca.”

Rights are reciprocal — those who fail to recognize the rights of others lose their own claim on being able to exercise those same rights that they would deny others.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 10:50:41 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: freeangel

Bob Beckel has always been incredibly slow on the uptake, it appears.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 10:52:30 AM 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: markomalley
co-host Bob Beckel suggested that if it were up to him, there would be a temporary moratorium on new mosques built in the United States until we could verify who is or is not involved in terrorist activities

Better yet, no new immigrants from approx. 20 Mid-East, N. Africa and South Asian countries. Would be the most simple, cost effective anti-terror strategy that exists.

9 posted on 07/10/2013 10:53:39 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: markomalley

Only Nixon could go to China.


10 posted on 07/10/2013 10:54:47 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: markomalley

Islam is terrorism.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 10:55:41 AM PDT by pallis
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To: PGR88

bump


12 posted on 07/10/2013 10:57:09 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: F15Eagle

” Bob Beckel has always been incredibly slow on the uptake, it appears.”

This happens when one is a moron.


13 posted on 07/10/2013 10:57:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Bob = - I.Q.


14 posted on 07/10/2013 10:58:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: markomalley

Even a stopped clock....


15 posted on 07/10/2013 10:58:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: markomalley

He’ll be forced to recant and apologize soon enough. Muslims remind of the smirking little boy, hiding behind the principal while he lectures another student who the Muslim tattled on..


16 posted on 07/10/2013 10:59:36 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

rotflol


17 posted on 07/10/2013 10:59:54 AM 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: markomalley

I’d go Bob one step further, as Islam is not a religion but a hate cult, and mosques are nothing more the human weapons factories, they should all be closed down.

Western civilization cannot coexist with Islam and in fact nothing other than Islam can coexist with Islam. And to take it further but still be 100% truthful, even Islam cannot coexist with Islam hence all the tribal feuds.

The civilized world needs to outlaw Islam. Until Islam is outlawed it, just like its cousin cancer, will continue to spread until it consumes all of us.


18 posted on 07/10/2013 11:00:22 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Good one


19 posted on 07/10/2013 11:01:18 AM 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: markomalley

I say no more of THEM here until we can build churches THERE :)


20 posted on 07/10/2013 11:01:25 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: ken5050
I wonder if he'll be a real man and do a mea culpa to Pamela Geller for impugning her sincerity on this issue, ridiculing Pamela as regards her warnings about the encroachment of Islam, and telling her to kiss his a... (read without the ellipses)? That would be something all decent people would like to see.


The Official Underzog website

21 posted on 07/10/2013 11:06:55 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: onedoug

Bob makes the show more interesting.....his job is to be a liberal..... you can see him squirm when he pushes some of the liberal BS he is supposed to support.
the five is a great show,but Bob makes it better.


22 posted on 07/10/2013 11:07:28 AM PDT by tankrlm
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To: markomalley

Excellent. I may have to watch this guy.

Besides that, see tagline.


23 posted on 07/10/2013 11:08:21 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: F15Eagle

Bob Beckel has always been incredibly slow on the uptake, it appears.


Very slow. But he loves to hit on Kimberly Guilfoyle. He’s a dirty old man.


24 posted on 07/10/2013 11:08:43 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: F15Eagle

I think it applies perfectly. Bo matter how right we on the right are about Islam, nothing will happen until the left comes to Jesus on it.

Just like with Obama. Sucks greatly, but I firmly believe it to be the truth.


25 posted on 07/10/2013 11:11:57 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Maceman
They just built a huge mosque about 5 miles away from me in the next town over. It's a big ugly building right off the Rt 84 highway in an industrial area. There are big billboards in front of it. Somebody should put pork advertisements on them.
26 posted on 07/10/2013 11:12:28 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags Of All Colors)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Gotta Love Mr. Spock


27 posted on 07/10/2013 11:13:21 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: laplata

I find Kimberly Guilfoyle strangely very attractive


28 posted on 07/10/2013 11:14:58 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: markomalley

Posted: 10:00 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013

$1M Springfield mosque nears finish

Local Muslim group has outgrown its current center, built in 1980.

By Andrew McGinn

Staff Writer

SPRINGFIELD —

A $1 million building project on the city’s east side looks little like anything else in Springfield.

But, the local Muslims who worship at Masjid Al-Madina say their new mosque taking shape on Burnett Road is a dream come true.

“It’s nice to finally have one of our own that looks like a mosque,” said Saif Ahmed, 24, a lifelong Springfield resident who practically grew up in the current mosque, showing up every day after school to study Arabic.

When it was built in 1980, that mosque was the first in Ohio built specifically as a mosque, according to Yunus Lasania, Masjid Al-Madina’s full-time imam for the past 23 years.

Considering that still only 5 percent of the nation’s 2.7 million Muslims live in metropolitan areas with populations less than 250,000, it’s a safe bet that the local architect who built the original mosque back in 1980 had never attempted anything like it before. In fact, Lasania said, he normally built houses.

Lacking the identifiable dome and arches of the new mosque under construction, it was nevertheless deemed sufficient for the eight to 10 families who had been worshipping together in local homes and apartments since 1976.

Between Masjid Al-Madina — masjid is Arabic for mosque — and the An-Nur Islamic Center on West Liberty Street, more than 50 Muslim families now worship together locally, Lasania said.

Masjid Al-Madina not only needs bigger prayer facilities, Lasania said, but the current mosque isn’t hospitable to the elderly or the disabled because of its steps.

“We think this mosque will be sufficient for the community for the next 30 to 50 years,” Lasania said.

The old mosque is still in use for Friday prayers during construction and will continue to be used for gatherings once the new mosque is complete two months from now.

The congregation set out to raise little more than $1 million for the new mosque almost a decade ago through bake sales, garage sales and dinner fundraisers.

“It didn’t happen overnight. I wish that were true,” said Samina Ahmed, a longtime Springfield resident and Saif Ahmed’s mother.

They’re hoping to complete the new mosque with a minaret, but will need to hold more fundraisers, Lasania said.

“It would look beautiful with that minaret,” he said.

There remains a standing invitation to non-Muslims in the community to attend a Friday afternoon prayer. The holy period of Ramadan begins at sundown Tuesday.

“If anybody wants to come, I always tell people you don’t need to call me,” Lasania, 44, said. “Just be here at 1:30 on Friday.”

Globally, the Muslim population is predicted to grow at about twice the rate of non-Muslims, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. As of 2010, the global Muslim population stood at 1.6 billion, making Islam the world’s second-largest religion.

That number is expected to increase to 2.2 billion by 2030, according to Pew.

According to data collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, Clark County’s Muslim population has risen from just .08 percent in 2000 to .25 percent in 2010. To put it another way, the number of Muslims who regularly attend services here has risen from 110 people to 348 since 2000.

Wood County, home to the striking Islamic Center of Greater Toledo built in 1983 along Interstate 75, has the most Muslims in Ohio, at 1.59 percent, according to the data.

Friday prayers resumed at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in March after it was damaged by arson last September. A 52-year-old Indiana man was sentenced in April to 20 years in prison for the arson.

Lasania, born and raised in the United Kingdom of Indian descent, remembers being warned early on that he might not like living in such a small community as Springfield.

He found just the opposite.

“I love it,” he said. “Springfield is my hometown. This is where my kids were born and go to school.”

He also believes the mosque is situated right where it needs to be.

“We have some of the best neighbors,” he said.

http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/news/local/1m-springfield-mosque-nears-finish/nYd4T/


29 posted on 07/10/2013 11:18:26 AM PDT by Deadeye Division
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To: markomalley

Mosques are the enemies barracks.

Why we even allow one is seemingly indicative of a desire to commit suicide as a nation...


30 posted on 07/10/2013 11:23:33 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: al baby

I find Kimberly Guilfoyle strangely very attractive


Well, you’re not blind.
You and me and millions of other men.


31 posted on 07/10/2013 11:26:56 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Molon Labbie

I’ve always thought of them as their armories, but why couldn’t they be both?


32 posted on 07/10/2013 11:33:28 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: markomalley

Well good grief. For once I agree with Beckel. Hell indeed has frozen over


33 posted on 07/10/2013 11:35:39 AM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: markomalley

Part of beckel’s “rehabilitation” from his prostitute scandal was to pretend to become a Christian. Apparently he really got into the role.


34 posted on 07/10/2013 12:16:13 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: pallis

People are waking up—How does the MSM spin the dispicable acts done by the Religion of Peace? If the Nazi Party was a religion—I would condem them—and they killed fewer than Islam.


35 posted on 07/10/2013 12:30:15 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: ken5050

And a liberal is a person too broad-minded to take their own side in an argument.


36 posted on 07/10/2013 1:02:03 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Wurlitzer

‘’mosque’’. Translation ‘’armory’’.


37 posted on 07/10/2013 1:03:40 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: F15Eagle

After all these years, he just recently became pro-life. People change, I guess.


38 posted on 07/10/2013 4:58:41 PM PDT by goldi
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