Fox’s Outnumbered blew so many “secret Muslim” dog whistles over President Obama’s visit to a Baltimore mosque, that it was hard to keep track of them all. But the “best” came from actor and model Antonio Sabato Jr who attacked President Obama as anti-Christian and “not a true Christian.”
As NewsHounds’ Ellen explained, the big outrage was over the mosque's former imam, who left 13 years ago.
Cohost Harris Faulkner began with the complaint, “Critics say they’re concerned by reports about that mosque, the one that the president chose to visit. Reports the former Imam there has links to the radical Muslim Brotherhood and to the northern Virginia mosque where the Anwar al-Awlaki preached.” She added, “Now, remember he was so evil our U.S. Federal Government droned him. They took him out.”
Cohost Andrea Tantaros chimed in: “The question is why is he going to this particular mosque? We know that the president wants to tackle Islamophobia and we wish and we hope that he would elevate fighting ISIS and radical Islamic terror at the same level that he’s fighting Islamophobia, but he doesn’t.”
Tantaros added, “He’s had the Muslim Brotherhood to the White House when they took over in Egypt, after Hosni Mubarak fell and the Egyptian people were not happy that we meddled in their election and that we put the Muslim Brotherhood in power.”
She was not done. “But you look at everything else, Harris, that the president’s doing, not just this. Not just going to this radicalized mosque. But releasing prisoners from Gitmo… Everything that he is doing points to the question, whose side is he on? And people are wondering today why he picked that mosque.”
Cohost Jeanine Pirro blew her own dog whistle: ”We’ve got a president who, instead of protecting Americans, is more worried, along with his Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, with the anti-Muslim rhetoric. Rhetoric that’s free speech, First Amendment, that may be insulting to Muslims. They ought to start taking the side of Americans who are victims of Muslim or Islamic jihad. …This is a President who does not, my sense is, who doesn’t believe that Americans are worth protecting, as opposed to the feelings of other individuals.”
Faulkner responded, “Wow, that’s really strong.” She pointed out that Obama is not the first president to visit a mosque.
Then came the jaw-dropping rant of the show’s #OneLuckyGuy, Sabato.
SABATO: When was the last time that, actually, President Obama went to see and talk to Christians and talk to churches? …This president has tried to take out the Bible from schools. In God we Trust. All these things are just slowly going away and in the mean time he’s going to a mosque and there’s all this association with terrorists. …Bush used to pray every morning. He was a Christian so you kind of knew that this guy actually went to church. With President Obama, he’s never talked about Christians.
There’s an epidemic worldwide that Christians are being slaughtered and this president has never talked about it once. He’s never talked about Jesus Christ once in his career and that’s a problem to me because I have a president who I believe is not a true Christian.
In fact, President Obama has repeatedly spoken out about violence against Christians. But Faulkner’s pushback consisted of saying, “The White House would tell you that that is not the case and he did meet with the Pope but there is the flip side and all of that.”
Sabato responded by smearing Pope Francis: “The pope just met in the Vatican City with the leaders of Iran, so I mean it doesn’t say much about the president meeting the pope at all. The president should be going to churches in this country to talk to Christians, leaders and just make a point that he’s with them all the way.”
Watch the vile display below, from the February 3 Outnumbered.
The POTUS is under absolutely NO obligation to talk about his religious beliefs, or who Jesus is, or anything. The POTUS is the employee of all Americans of every faith.
However – remind me again:
Who is Antonio Sabato Jr?
Maybe Jesus didn’t say it, but “what’s so funny bout peace love and understanding?”.
BY THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Published September 17, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) President Bush visited a mosque and bought coffee for a cafeteria full of aides yesterday as he appealed to Americans to get back to everyday business and not turn against their Muslim neighbors.