Fox & Friends calls student “brave” for writing Islamophobic letter demanding Muslim student group condemn ISIS terror
Brian Kilmeade: “You know what's amazing? You shouldn't even have had to write that letter. They should have stepped out right away to say that's the terror part of Islamic extremism, and we are not that.”
From the August 25 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Tell us what happened. You sent this letter to the Muslim Student Association?
BRANDON JONES: Yeah. So, I sent them a letter just simply asking them to condemn the violence that happened in Barcelona, and, boy, did they flip out.
EARHARDT: What's wrong with that?
JONES: Well, the funny thing is that they're more worried about a letter that I wrote than they are about radical Islamic terrorism.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): You know what's amazing? You shouldn't even have had to write that letter. They should have stepped out right away to say that's the terror part of Islamic extremism, and we are not that. But instead you got a violent reaction?
JONES: Yeah. I got a couple threats via text message and phone calls basically saying that I better watch my back and that I've turned the campus into a war zone.
EARHARDT: Well, in this day and age, you're very brave not only to come on national television and talk about it, but you sent a letter and I understand your phone number was attached to that letter and that letter was made public. Why do you think it's so important to come out publicly?
JONES: I think it's important to come out publicly because really what it did was it just kind of exposed the left-wing indoctrination that conservative students are battling on college campuses. And, so, for us to come out, and for me and my team to stand on the front lines and combat that, that's really what we're about.
KILMEADE: The Young Democrat Socialists call you -- call this letter cruel and bigoted.
JONES: Yeah, the socialists -- anything with the name “socialist” in it, I don't really pay too much attention to.
KILMEADE: Bernie Sanders somehow just passed out wherever he is.
[San Diego State University] say they’re going to provide for your safety. Do you feel as though the school has stepped up for you?
JONES: I do think -- I will say that the university reached out and gave me a phone call. The dean of students there, Corporal Peterson, they have made sure I have the necessary resources available. But we are definitely watching our backs on campus. There's been a target put on my back. There's been a target put on all of our members' backs.
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