FOX’s Megyn Kelly attempted to take on a representative for the Islamic group CAIR and wound up making herself look like a fool.
While discussing Obama’s pronouncement that ISIL was neither “Islamic” nor a “state,” Kelly challenged guest Hassan Shilby on the nature of Sharia law. Kelly began by stating that “it is true that Islam is not ISIS, but it is also true that ISIS is Islamic, is it not?”
Hassan replied that “ISIS is no more Islamic than the Westboro Baptist Church is or the Crusaders are . . . or anyone who commits violence in the name of faith,” highlighting what’s known as Nivan’s Law from Fallen Angels: “No cause is so noble that it won’t attract fuggheads”
He went on to point out that moderate Christians, Muslims and Jews have a lot more in common with one another than they do with the extremist branches, and that it can sometimes be hard to tell the difference from one extremist group to the next.
Kelly then brought up the specter of Sharia, claiming that the various countries that impose Sharia aren’t much different from ISIL in their treatment of women (I find it deeply amusing she cares about women but is a Fox news anchor). When Shilby said that several Muslim scholars of Sharia law have condemned ISIL and their actions, Kelly returned by saying that “not everyone in the Muslim community [has been condemning ISIL], and no one’s trying to condemn all Muslims. But to argue that the Islamic state is not Islamic and that there isn’t this radical faction, which is significant within Islam, is to deny reality.”
I’m not sure why FOX would have a problem with that. They deny reality on a regular basis.
Determined to attack Muslims, Kelly pulled some statistics from the Pew Polling Center:
You look at Egypt, an ally to the United States, or at least it was. The administration’s been on the fence about that, but 84% there, 84% favor the death penalty for leaving Islam. 82% favor stoning for adultery. It doesn’t seem like the most moderate religion when Sharia Law comes into the picture, and this group [ISIS] takes that to an extra extreme, to an ultra extreme, and they do it in the name of Islam. You’re talking about Sharia even being moderate and I’m telling you ‘no it isn’t.’
After Shilby asked “do you know what the goals of Sharia are?” Kelly responded, “I know if you’re a woman and you commit adultery, under Sharia Law, they want to stone you. All right. So I know that.” When Hassan said that the same laws were in the Bible, Kelly answered “yeah, but they’re actually doing it there.”
And she doesn’t think Christians will do the same thing here if given the opportunity?
I went digging for the poll numbers that Kelly cited. You can find them here. There’s a reason Kelly chose Egypt instead of a more conventional ally like Lebanon or Turkey: Egypt was the outlier in one major way — the number of people who believe Sharia should be applied to non-Muslims. In fact, that she didn’t bring this up — that the vast majority of Muslims who support Sharia don’t support applying it to non-Muslims — is pretty telling in and of itself (although, do note: I don’t support anything branded as “god’s law.” Nothing moral, just, or good has ever come bearing that label. But it certainly does sound a lot less scary to hear Muslims say “Oh, we only want this for ourselves” than it does to hear “congratulations, American: you’re all dhimmi now,” don’t you think?)
You can watch the video below, from BizPac Review:
source: Conservative Tribune