James Kallstrom, a former assistant FBI Director, blew the “Obama’s a secret Muslim” dog whistle on Fox News last night. There wasn’t a peep of challenge from host Jeanine Pirro.
In a discussion about terrorism on Justice with Judge Jeanine, Kalstrom announced, “I think Donald Trump had it largely right” about barring Muslims from entering the country. “I mean, we need to take a pause because it’s a joke,” Kallstrom said about our vetting process. “We don’t have any idea who these people are.”
Host Jeanine Pirro interrupted to make the criticism more about President Obama. “But the president knows this,” Pirro said pointedly.
KALLSTROM: The president is very interested in flooding this country with people from the Middle East for some reason.
PIRRO: Do you believe that?
KALLSTROM: Well, for some reason. I’m not gonna say what the reason is but there’s some reason why this is happening. And why aren’t the Christians coming into this country? And why aren’t some of the others, you know, who are being massacred, not that the Muslims aren’t being massacred, they are. And we have a lot of great Muslims. Look at all the Muslims on the New York PD…
Watch it below, from the December 13 Justice with Judge Jeanine.
A couple of years ago, after the Boston Marathon bombing, a website posted a photo of Chechens to show how difficult it was to “pick out a Chechen” by sight. (I found a link with the picture—the picture quality isn’t great but http://exiledonline.com/spot-the-chechen/ ) All the young men in the photo ARE Chechens, and the balloons in the photo have comments about their resemblances to other ethnic (or national) groups.