Tucker Carlson: Critics Of Indiana’s Anti-Gay Law Are ‘Jihadis’

Tucker Carlson discusses Indiana's anti-gay law during an appearance on Fox News on March 31, 2015.
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Fox News host and Daily Caller editor Tucker Carlson said on Tuesday that critics of Indiana’s divisive Religious Freedom Restoration Act are as intolerant as “jihadis.”

“All the talk of tolerance that a lot of us sort of took at face value in the ‘90s and even in the last decade — ‘Why can’t all of us get along; you accept me, I’ll accept you’ — they didn’t mean it at all,” Carlson said during a panel discussion about the law on Fox News’ “Special Report with Bret Baier.”

“These are absolutists. These are jihadis,” he said.

“These are people who want to make you obey,” he continued. “They don’t brook any opposition to their worldview at all. They will crush you.”‘

Fellow panelist and conservative commentator George Will seconded Carlson, saying that gay-rights supporters have abandoned tolerance for “the old belief that whatever isn’t forbidden must be mandatory.”

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  1. jihadis? like, Islamic militant extremists?

    Once again, let’s go through the core beliefs of Islamic extremists:

    1. favor laws drawn from a holy book and opposed to secular rule
    2. favor ‘traditional’ roles for women
    3. opposed to family planning, legal abortion and reproductive choice. Support government regulation of the uterus.
    4. Highly militaristic.
    5. Opposed to homosexuality
    6. Using a holy book as a science text.
    7. Placing blind faith before science and reason.

    Core beliefs of American social conservatives:

    see above.

  2. That’s right, Tucker! I strangled 41 Jews with my bare hands on the way to the mosque this morning cause they wanted to crush me!

    Billo was there! He has pictures!

  3. Avatar for xyxox xyxox says:

    Hey, Carlson, those who support the Sharia Law passed by IN and signed by Pence are the REAL JIHADIS!

  4. “These are people who want to make you obey,” he continued. “They don’t
    brook any opposition to their worldview at all. They will crush you.”’

    Heck of a job Tucker! That’s a perfect description of the supporters of the bill!

  5. Gay people are way too mean and tough for Tucker Carlson’s sensibilities. Lighten up, gay people!

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