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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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Full title: Foxs Beckel Triples Down On Desire To Stop Visas For Muslim Students, Clashes With The Five Co-Hosts
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.
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