On the August 7 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox News contributor Richard "Bo" Dietl, a private investigator and former New York City Police Department detective, stated: "[I]f I see two guys that look like Aba Daba Doo and Aba Daba Dah, I'm gonna pull 'em over, and I wanna find out what you're doing." Dietl and host Neil Cavuto were discussing the arrest of two college students from Kuwait and Egypt who were allegedly found with pipe bombs in their car near a Navy base in South Carolina.
On the March 14 edition of Your World, Dietl stated that instead of flying, six Muslim imams who were removed from a US Airways flight at St. Paul-Minneapolis International Airport in 2006 should "call your cousin up there, Ali Baba Boo, and go by cab."
From the August 7 edition of Fox News' Your World with Neil Cavuto:
CAVUTO: My next guest says it is not racial profiling, just good police work. On the phone, former New York City police detective Bo Dietl. He's a Fox News contributor now. So, Bo, what do you make of this? Not profiling?
DIETL: Hey, Neil. You know, I'm going up to visit Little Bo up in the Poconos. I'm gonna bring a couple of pipe bombs with me. That's a normal thing to have them in my trunk.
These names, Mohamed and Yousef, don't they sound kinda familiar? Well, you know what? Everyone is -- wants to be politically correct. The political correct thing of this whole thing is, we have to find out of allegedly all these Muslim students that are in our country, are they here really studying or are they here for something else.
We know there's a war by fundamentalists and terrorists to kill us. So we have to be able to profile. And I'm sorry, if I see two guys that look like Aba Daba Doo and Aba Daba Dah, I'm gonna pull 'em over, and I wanna find out what you're doing. And you're near a naval base, and all of a sudden you have pipe bombs in your car? You know, something's wrong here.
CAVUTO: All right, so now the government is going to pursue what it thinks was a threatened attack, and people are going to come back and say, "If these were white, Anglo-Saxon guys in the same type of circumstance, would we have been as vigilant?"
DIETL: Yeah, but you know what? We're at war. Neil, I think you think we're -- I think we all know we're at war with these Muslim fundamentalists. Not all Muslims, fundamentalists that want us dead. So when we're profiling, you have to profile when you're looking for someone who's going to give up their life or take some Americans' lives. I'm sorry, that's the way -- this is the way this society structures.
Does anyone like to be pulled over just because they're Muslim? No, but what is the facts of life? The facts of life -- the one most likely to blow somebody up is someone with a Mohamed or a Yousef name.
CAVUTO: All right.
DIETL: And, I mean, that's -- I have this problem every time I talk about this, but we're at a war.
DIETL: Now, if these two guys blew up that base, all of a sudden -- and they didn't get pulled over, and the sheriff didn't pull them over, they would say, "Well, they didn't do their job."
CAVUTO: All right, Bo. Thank you very, very much.