Fox's Brian Kilmeade smears Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]: "You have to wonder if she's an American first"

Fox's Brian Kilmeade smears Rep. Ilhan Omar [D-MN]: "You have to wonder if she's an American first"

Kilmeade also lectures Omar on how to represent Muslims: "She should use this opportunity as a Muslim leader not to dismiss a Muslim attack -- a Muslim extremist attack"

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From the April 10 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, let's talk a little bit about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar [(D-MN)]. She was last month at an event supporting CAIR, which is the Council on American Islamic Relations. And the sound bite that we're about to play for you that's got some people upset because of how it trivializes September the 11th, the greatest terror attack in our nation's history, which was conducted by terrorists. And here she is talking about how Muslims in this country are scrutinized these days, and then listen to how she describes September the 11th. 

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): "Some people did something" -- like an unprovoked attack killing people in the Pentagon?

DOOCY: Thousands. 

KILMEADE: Thousands in the Pentagon, and, you know, the Flight 93, as well as in the World Trade Center? Really? There's some few people did something? You have to wonder if she's an American first. 

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KILMEADE: So as a Muslim American, you should be more outraged because they sullied your religion. In the name of religion, they kill Americans and still do it on a daily basis. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Radicals. 

KILMEADE: If it wasn't -- if they weren't these radical Muslims; Al Qaeda, al-Shabaab, ISIS, you name it, they are still out there. And if our people are not working in ways in which we don't even understand in Africa, throughout the Middle East, and elsewhere, in Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Waziristan, and everywhere else, there would be countless attacks coming our direction. She should use this opportunity as a Muslim leader not to dismiss a Muslim attack -- a Muslim extremist attack.

Previously:

Kilmeade makes outrageous and obviously false claim that "all terrorists are Muslims"

Fox's Jeanine Pirro suggested that Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib are representing other countries in Congress

Fox guest: Reps. Ilhan Omar [D-MN] and Rashida Tlaib [D-MI] "don't seem to side with Israel. They seem to side with the terrorists"

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