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Fox Hosts: Bill Clinton Gets It Right on Islamic Extremism

By    |   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 06:48 PM

Bill Clinton earned some praise Thursday from Fox News Channel's "The Five" for comments he made condemning Islamic extremism.

Co-host Greg Gutfeld opened the show saying, "This just in: Bill Clinton is an Islamophobe."

Clinton was a guest Wednesday on "Late Night with Seth Myers," and echoed the words many on the right have used that earned them the label "Islamophobic."

Clinton said terrorists have been sucked in by people using religion and religious politics. They say that if people from the West enter their country, they can't say or do what they want, Clinton said, but when they come into Western countries, they say "we have a right to do whatever we want to do, including kill you if you make us mad."

Gutfeld called Clinton's words "a jarring departure from a cowering establishment, who deny the obvious in favor of the big lie – the lie that it's not religion, stupid."

Gutfeld said liberals typically assume "that you and I are armed with pitchforks ready to chase Muslims because of some bad apples."

He accused those on the left of suffering from "truthophobia — a fear of the facts."

"The Five" resident liberal Bob Beckel has often criticized moderate Muslims and Democrats for not speaking out strongly enough against radical Islamists. He welcomed Clinton's words, and said he'd like to see other Democrats join him.

"Nobody has got an excuse now," Beckel said. "You can't get more blunt than that, right? And so I would think that if I were a political figure, including [President Barack] Obama and the rest of them, I would say, well, Bill did it so I guess I'm going to do it, too."

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