Rabat - FOX News Channel has had to offer an apology for comments made on a Sunday broadcast openly calling for the opening of Muslim internment camps.
Rabat – FOX News Channel has had to offer an apology for comments made on a Sunday broadcast openly calling for the opening of Muslim internment camps.
No longer fringe voices lurking in dark corners, Trump supporters are giving themselves free reign to state their case publicly for a solution to a perceived threat against America.
Notably, some of these supporters are people who currently enjoy a close proximity to US President, Donald Trump, and aren’t afraid to advertise that relationship.
Appearing Sunday on FOX News Channel’s Fox and Friends Weekend, the man behind the Brexit movement in the UK, Nigel Farage, called for the adoption of internment camps for Muslims on both sides of the Atlantic.
Asked about the climate in London following the third terrorist attack in three months, Farage said “We want genuine action. And if there is not action, then the calls for internment camps will grow.”
He added, “We have over 3,000 people on a sort of known terrorist list and we’re watching and monitoring their activities, but a further 20,000 people who are persons of interest, mainly they’re linked in some way to extremist organizations.”
Without skipping a beat, regular guest on the program, Katie Hopkins, agreed. “We do need internment camps. I would’ve bought the idea that, no, this gets more people radicalized. You know, that’s not the solution. But we’ve gone beyond the tipping point.”
At a later point during the broadcast, host, Clayton Morris, issued a statement apologizing on behalf of the network. “On behalf of the network, I think all of us here find that idea reprehensible here at FOX News Channel, just to be clear.”
Increasing numbers of Trump supporters are citing America’s oft-maligned use of Japanese internment camps as a precedent for the Muslim version.