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Fox News apologizes for this comment about Muslim internment camps
Fox News host Clayton Morris had to clarify that neither he nor the network support internment camps for Muslims after two segments suggesting the policy as a solution for terror attacks. Image Source: YouTube screenshot.

Fox News apologizes for this comment about Muslim internment camps

Fox News apologized over comments by their host that appeared to support internment camps for Muslims in Europe as a solution for terror attacks. The comments and apology were made on Fox & Friends Sunday.

The episode occurred as a results of the British politician Nigel Farage saying that the country needed to do more to stop terror attacks or there would be more voices calling for internment camps of the 3,000 or so Muslims on terror watch lists.

"We are as a people, very slow to anger, we are remarkably tolerant of things," Farage said. "But I do think, bear in mind this is now the third terrorist incident that has happened in my country in the space of as many months."

"The mood that I get now is we want some real action," he added. "We don't just speeches given outside #10 Downing Street, we want genuine action."

"If there is not action, then the calls for internment will grow," he added. "We have over 3,000 people on a known terrorist list, and we're watching, monitoring their activities. But a further 20,000 people, you know who are persons of interest, namely they're linked in some way to extremist organizations. Unless we see the government getting tough you will see public calls for those 3,000 to be arrested."

However, Farage said he was not in favor of internment because of the danger that "decent, fair-minded Muslims" might become alienated.

Later in the show, host Clayton Morris brought up the policy when speaking with British commentator Katie Hopkins, who seemed to be in favor of it.

"Talk about the nuts and bolts of this. Nigel Farage earlier on the show a short time ago, bringing up the word 'internment,' bringing up the specter here in the United States of internment camps, Japanese internment camps," he said, "you're mentioning deportation and rounding up, mass incarceration."

"What would that look like, do you think Theresa May," he asked, "do you think that the British government would actually do that?"

"I don't think they got the stomach to do that," Hopkins answered. "I don't see how they have the political will to do that. I also see how they pander still relentlessly to these preachers who are on the wrong side of this argument, people who are against the prevent strategy for counter-terrorism."

Later still, Morris apologized for the network, clarifying that no one would advocate such a thing.

"Earlier on the show, we had a couple of guests mention the word internment, the idea of internment camps, as a possible solution to this," he said. "I think I made it well-known my feeling on that, which I find reprehensible, but on behalf of the network, I think all of us here find that idea reprehensible here at Fox News Channel. Just to be clear."

Carl Higbie, a supporter of President Trump, cited the internment of the Japanese in World War II in November as justification for a proposed national registry of Muslims.

The internment of the Japanese during World War II is generally considered a heinous episode of American history - many U.S. citizens lost their property and livelihood in the order given by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.