After Manchester attack, Fox hosts architect of post-9/11 torture program who attacks civil rights

After Manchester attack, Fox hosts architect of post-9/11 torture program who attacks civil rights

Fox's Brian Kilmeade also advocates for the Muslim ban right after saying Trump "is not anti-Muslim"

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From the May 23 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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JAMES MITCHELL: Our problem, and I would agree with Judge Napolitano is that we're playing catch up. We treat this like a law enforcement issue instead of being proactive. It has been one of my chief concerns all along. In law enforcement, a crime has already happened. In the United States, we have civil rights, which I applaud and don't want to see removed, but those civil rights make it very difficult to act preemptively to stop these kinds of attacks.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): That's why the president of the United States, who clearly is showing the Muslim world he is not anti-Muslim, was saying, if most of the terrorists are coming from these nations who can't identify who is coming here, at least there's got to be a pause to protect the American people. It seems almost logical. Now, you know most of the hijackers are from Saudi Arabia. Do you believe we saw a different Saudi mindset two days ago?

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, going back to what happened last night in Manchester, there's a story out today and Brian brought this up, 3500 suspected terrorists in Great Britain. They're doing their best, God bless them, to try to keep them under surveillance, but I think the big question today is going to be, now that they know who this guy apparently was, is, was he on the list? Where they keeping eyeballs on this guy and if not all the time, why not? 

MITCHELL: It's a problem. The problem is that -- and I don't, I don't want to sound like some sort of thug. But the problem is we have civil rights that allow them to operate in the open for the most part until they commit a crime. Let me share one thing with you. As you know I'm being sued by three terrorists. Their ACLU lawyers will not even stipulate that 9/11 happened. With that kind of approach to this, it's very difficult to get into preemptively stopping these kinds of attacks because they have people who protect them under the guise of protecting the civil rights.

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Previously:

Watch Shepard Smith shut down former Trump adviser who uses Manchester attack to blame Obama

On Fox News, Nigel Farage politicizes Manchester attack for upcoming British election

CNN guest immediately links Manchester explosion to "the two plus million refugees that have come into Europe"

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