Panelists on Fox News Channel’s “Cashin’ In” Saturday got into a cat and dog fight over profiling in light of Islamic State-inspired terrorist attacks, most recently in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that took the lives of four Marines and one Navy sailor.
“It’s controversial, but is it time to profile?” asked host Eric Bolling.
Panelist Michelle Fields said “of course” it’s time for profiling.
“I’ve said it on the show before, we don’t have a problem with Buddhist extremists,” she said. “We have a problem with Muslim, extremists.”
Guest panelist Juan Williams disagreed, noting that neither James Holmes, who was the Aurora movie theater mass shooter, nor Dylann Roof, who shot and killed nine blacks at a Charleston, S.C. church were Muslim.
“We’re picking on people who are vulnerable because of their Muslim faith and background,” he said.
Bolling interrupted and brought up the Fort Hood shooter, Nidal Hasan, and Fields shot out, “The common denominator is Islam!”
Panelist Jonathan Hoenig agreed with Fields, saying that he’s in favor of immigration, excepting “enemies of this country.”
Panelist Wayne Rogers said that because of the “lone wolf” nature of homegrown terrorists, profiling would be a wasted effort.
When Williams insisted that it’s only radicalized Muslims that cause a problem, Hoenig shot back, “Juan, you’re getting your talking points from CAIR [the Council on American-Islamic Relations].”
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