Fox News Contributor: "A High Percentage" Of Muslims "Hate Christians And Jews"; "The Real Problem Is The Quran"

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Fox News contributor Steven Crowder continued Fox News' pattern of inciting intolerance against Islam, accusing a "high percentage" of Muslims of "hat[ing] Christians and Jews" and saying that "the real problem is the Quran."

Crowder made his comments on Sean Hannity's Fox News show. Hannity aired a clip from a French news program in which an Egyptian official affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood declined to answer questions from Israeli journalists. Crowder reacted to the clip by saying, "Well, I mean, what it really comes down to is, a Muslim here, not too fond of the Jewish people. I'm not shocked. Then again, I've actually read the Quran. ... I'm not saying all Muslims hate Christians and Jews. But there's a high percentage, and it's because of the Quran, if you've read it."

When fellow Fox News contributor Pat Caddell responded, "Let's stay with the real problem," Crowder replied, "That is the real problem. The real problem is the Quran."

Later Hannity tried to clarify, saying, "This is important for Steve. Because people are going to hear you say the problem is the Quran. Do you make a distinction between Islam and radical Islam? Those that believe that in sharia, jihad, holy war, infidels."

Crowder replied, "Here's the thing. I make distinctions between Muslims who may be peace-loving Muslims. There are Muslims out there who are that way. But when you read the Bible versus the Quran, they're two very different books. And here, here. Don't take my opinion. Open up the Quran, read a few chapters in any direction."

In 2010 on Hannity's Fox show, Crowder said that the "truth is that Muslims tend to be more violent than Christians."

Some of Crowder's other inflammatory statements:

From the June 27 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

CROWDER: Well, I mean, what it really comes down to is, a Muslim here, not too fond of the Jewish people. I'm not shocked. Then again, I've actually read the Quran. This isn't even just about the Muslim Brotherhood, OK? It traces back to the Quran and Muhammad. And people will try and say, "Well, what about the Bible? The Bible endorses slavery, which [unintelligible]."

Let's go back to Muhammad versus Jesus and compare their lives. Jesus never waged a war, never killed anybody. His dying words, like Monty Python, castle of [groaning sound]. He didn't say -- he didn't curse the Muslim and Christian -- the Jewish and Christian people. Two very different lives.

I'm not saying all Muslims hate Christians and Jews. But there's a high percentage, and it's because of the Quran, if you've read it.

HANNITY: How, how dangerous -- I see --

CADDELL: Let's stay with the real problem --

CROWDER: That is the real problem. The real problem is the Quran.

BROOKE GOLDSTEIN (author): OK, and the real problem is our administration not recognizing real, imminent threats to our national security. Secretary Hillary Clinton said the Muslim Brotherhood is a peaceful party committed to nonviolence.

HANNITY: That's ridiculous. That's ridiculous.

GOLDSTEIN: Senator Kerry just released a statement saying that we should not prejudice the Muslim Brotherhood.

HANNITY: But let me ask you --

CADDELL: And they're here in the United States.

HANNITY: Wait, hang on. This is important for Steve.

CROWDER: Yeah.

HANNITY: Because people are going to hear you say the problem is the Quran.

CROWDER: Yes.

HANNITY: Do you make a distinction between Islam and radical Islam? Those that believe that in sharia, jihad, holy war, infidels.

CROWDER: Here's the thing. I make distinctions between Muslims who may be peace-loving Muslims. There are Muslims out there who are that way. But when you read the Bible versus the Quran, they're two very different books. And here, here. Don't take my opinion. Open up the Quran, read a few chapters in any direction. If you disagree with me, tweet me at scrowder, and I'll be sure to tell you why you have no idea what you're talking about.

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