Fox's Mike Gallagher: "Ridiculous" To Say Muslim-Americans "Are Assimilating"
Gallagher: "You Can't Make That Kind Of A Generalization"
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From the June 17 edition of Fox News' The Real Story:
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HEATHER NAUERT: Donald Trump saying basically "our leaders gave up on battling ISIS." Have they? Has the president?
MIKE GALLAGHER: It feels like it because if they haven't then they would be identifying ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism as the core reason that these poor people were slaughtered in Orlando. It's unbelievable, you've got to give the left credit. They've figured out a way to shift the attention from the problem with radical Islamic terrorism to gun control. They've done this over and over again, and to their credit, they've pulled it off because the mainstream media is complying.
NAUERT: Alan, this has gone from what would normally be a debate about a terror attack on the United States to something about gun control and LGBT issues and fairness so have the Democrats won on this so to speak?
ALAN COLMES: There's more to it than that. The president in his speech the other day said that it's not just guns, it's not just terrorism, we have to address both. As a matter of fact Donald Trump is fearmongering, he's saying "Muslims aren't assimilating, Muslims aren't telling on each other when they're extremist."
NAUERT: Many would argue that that would be part of the problem in places like Minnesota where you have boys go off and join terror organizations in Somalia.
COLMES: If I could just achieve closure on my sentence which is that James Comey, he said -- the head of the FBI -- that that's not true. That in fact, Muslims are going to authorities. So he is fearmongering and he's not telling the truth about what's going on. Muslims are assimilating and they are active in terms of dealing with authorities.
GALLAGHER: It's ridiculous to say Muslims are assimilating. You're painting with a broad brush and you can't make that kind of a generalization.