Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Shepard Smith Reporting,” host Shepard Smith took aim what he deemed to be “potential and political extremist” for being reluctant to accept Syrian refugees in the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris.
Smith didn’t name names, but he argued such resistance will push the country to “self-destruction.”
“Our shining city on a hill is vulnerable,” Smith said. “We’ve always known that. If we change it to accommodate the savages, have they won? And what then would be left to protect? We profess to stand as an example for all the world. Our unique experiment in freedom, tolerance, openness, and equality is our gift to societies and peoples everywhere. Come, join us. Enjoy a chance at the American dream.”
“Today, we mourn, but we cannot allow ourselves to become like those who want to destroy us,” he continued. “We cannot resort to the tactics of the barbarians. We must fight for what we believe in and who we are, guard our freedoms faithfully for the generations to follow. And we must not let the rhetoric of potential and political extremists among us lead us to self-destruction. When there’s panic, we show resolve. When there’s calm for extremism, we resist. We are America. We must lead.”
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