From Media Matters:
On the November 14 edition of his CNN Headline News program, Glenn Beck interviewed Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), who became the first Muslim ever elected to Congress on November 7, and asked Ellison if he could "have five minutes here where we're just politically incorrect and I play the cards up on the table." After Ellison agreed, Beck said: "I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' " Beck added: "I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way."So, in Glenn Beck's twisted head, the simple fact that you're a Muslim means that you have to do something to prove that you're not a terrorist.
This makes as much sense as asking all Christians to prove that they're not Branch Dividians or Abortion Clinic Bombers.
As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck previously warned that if "Muslims and Arabs" don't "act now" by "step[ping] to the plate" to condemn terrorism, they "will be looking through a razor wire fence at the West" and declared that "Muslims who have sat on your frickin' hands the whole time" rather than "lining up to shoot the bad Muslims in the head" will face dire consequences.All of this begs the question: Why does Glenn Beck still have a TV show? Yeah, there probably are Americans that think just because Keith Ellison is a Muslim, he's a terrorist. These people are bigoted, backwards idiots with views that don't deserve the reinforcement of having them repeated on CNN. Would Beck ask the same question to a Jewish person? A Mormon? A Catholic? Somebody from the wrong sect of Protestantism? I know that there are people that think Atheists are unfit for office, but that doesn't mean that an anchor on a major news channel should be delving into spiritual matters to placate their strange, religious blood-lust.
Mr. Beck, you are a disgrace to your network and a disgrace to the values enshrined in our Constitution.
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