Memo to any Muslim cleric being interviewed by Gretchen Carlson: Prepare to be asked if you are associated with terrorism.
On Fox and Friends this morning, the co-host had a contentious interview with Anjem Choudary, the head of the controversial UK-based Islamic group Al-Muhajiroun, who is planning a March 3 protest outside the White House to call for the establishment of Sharia law in America. And it reached a boiling point when Carlson asked Choudary if, given his background, he would even qualify for entry into the United States.
“Do you actually believe you can get into this country, ” she asked. “Will you be able to fill out the application accurately when you’re asked these questions, because the tourist visa requires you to answer these questions: Have you been involved in acts of terrorism or plan to commit crimes in the United States?”
Choudary swiftly denied.
“I have never been convicted of any criminal offense,” he said. “I’ve never been convicted of any terrorist alleged offenses. I believe Muslims in America and Britain live under a covenant of security.”
Choudary then proceeded to take a quick stab at Carlson’s religious preferences.
“Unlike Christianity, our religion is not confined to the mosque.”
That opinion did not please Carlson.
“With all due respect Mr. Choudary, fortunately or unfortunately, you will probably be allowed in this country, ” said Carlson. “And probably be allowed to go in front of the White House on March 3 and protest and that’s what makes this country different than Sharia law.”
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