Extremist Makeover - Homeland Edition

  • Aired:  08/19/10
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If Fox News wants to play a game of guilt by association with Imam Rauf, Jon can find Rupert Murdoch's questionable ties to terrorism. (9:34)

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>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW", EVERYBODY.

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

BIG GUEST TONIGHT.

THE LOVELY AND TALENTED JENNIFER

ANISTON IS GOING TO BE HERE TO

PROMOTE HER MOVIE "THE SWITCH."

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

YOU WILL RECALL MONTHS AGO A NEW

YORK COMMUNITY BOARD APPROVED

PLANS FOR PARK 51, A MUSLIM

COMMUNITY CENTER IN LOWER

PHA *PBTD.

IT WAS ENDORSED AND GOT THE

APPROVAL OF A --

>> I CAN'T FIND PEOPLE WITH A

PROBLEM IT.

BLOOMBERG IS FOR IT.

I LIKE WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO

DO.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

>> Jon: OH, FOX NEWS.

THAT WAS DECEMBER, WHETHER IT

WAS THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT OR

SEASONAL EFFECTIVE DISORDER NO

ONE WAS WORKED UP BUT THE

DISCUSSION BECAME NOT ABOUT

THEIR RIGHT TO BUILD A PLACE OF

WORSHIP BUT ABOUT WHERE TO BUILD

IT.

I'M IN FAVOR OF FREEDOM OF

RELIGION AND SPEECH BUT YOU HAVE

TO BE SENSITIVE TO THE VICTIMS.

>> THIS IS ABOUT SENSITIVITY.

IF THEY SAID WE WANT A COMMUNITY

CENTER NEAR CENTRAL PARK.

>> Jon: ALL OVER CENTRAL PARK.

WE LOVE MOSQUES.

WE'RE MOSQUE-ATEERS, IF YOU WILL

WE BARBECUE ON WEEKENDS USING

MOSQUE-ITE.

WE LOVE IT.

IT'S AN ARGUMENT ABOUT BEING

SENSITIVE TO THE LOCATION

MEANING --

[LAUGHTER]

YOU ENJOY THAT?

[LAUGHTER]

I FORGET THESE POP UP

OCCASIONALLY.

[LAUGHTER]

IT'S AN ARGUE ABOUT BEING

SENSITIVE TO THE LOCATIONS

MEANING FOR SO MANY WHO LOST SO

MUCH THERE.

IT'S A FAIR QUESTION FOR THE

MOSQUE'S OPPONENTS TO RAISE.

BUT THAT ARGUMENT TOOK A SUBTLE

TURN.

SEE IF YOU CAN CATCH IT.

>> THE ISSUE HERE IS NOT

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND IT'S NOT

PEOPLE WORSHIPING GOD THROUGH

THE ISLAMIC RELIGION.

THAT'S WONDERFUL BUT.

>> ISLAM IS A LIE.

>> WOMEN ARE STONED TO DEATH.

>> IT MUST BE CONVERTED --

>> HE SUPPORTS SHARIA, REFUSES

TO CONDEMN HAMAS.

>> THE MONEY MAY BE SUPPORTING

SAUDI ARABIA.

>> WE'RE STEAK A COMMAND CENTER

FOR TERRORISM AT THE 9/11 SITE.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: I'M FOR FREEDOM OF

RELIGION.

I'M JUST SAYING THIS RELIGION IS

DOMINATED BY WOMEN STONING

SUICIDE BOMBERS.

THAT'S ALL.

THOSE CLIPS WERE JUST FROM THE

PAST 24 HOURS.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

[LAUGHTER]

JUST FOR THE RECORD I'M AGAINST

STEAK A TERRORIST COMMAND POST

AT 9/11 OR REALLY ANYWHERE IN

THE CITY.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HERE IS THE PART -- LET ME JUST

EXPLAIN THIS.

[LAUGHTER]

HERE IS THE PART OF THE ARGUMENT

I GET.

>> I WAS ON MY WAY TO THE WORLD

TRADE CENTER ON 9/11 WHEN IT

WATCHED THE SECOND PLANE FLY

INTO THE BUILDING.

I WAS THERE.

I HAD A SAFETY DEPOSIT BOX IN A

CHASE BANK UNDERNEATH.

THIS IS IT.

THIS IS THE ACTUAL BOX.

THEY FOUND IT TWO YEARS LATER.

>> WHAT DID YOU HAVE IN THERE?

>> I'LL SHOW YOU.

THESE ARE DOLLAR BILLS.

CHARRED.

THOSE ARE TWO COINS MELTED

TOGETHER.

YOU WANT TO KNOW WHY I HAVE

PASSION FOR THIS THING?

THIS IS WHY.

>> Jon: I GET IT.

YOU FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT THE

EVENT IN THAT AREA.

YOU LOST FRIENDS AND A CERTAIN

AMOUNT OF CASH AND COINS.

[LAUGHTER]

EVEN THOUGH MANY INNOCENT

MUSLIMS ALSO DIED IN THE TOWERS

AND THE PENTAGON AND THE

PENTAGON HAS A MOSQUE IN IT WITH

NO PROBLEMS YOU FEEL THERE

SHOULD NOT BE A MOSQUE IN THERE.

AT LEAST SYMBOLICALLY IT DOES

NOT SIT WELL YOU.

I CAN RESPECT THAT ARGUMENT.

HERE IS WHERE YOU LOSE ME.

>> WE'RE FOLLOWING THE MONEY

TRAIL.

WHERE IS THIS MONEY COMING FROM?

IMAM RAUF IS POUR RAID AS A

MODERATE MUSLIM.

HE HAS QUESTIONABLE TIES.

THERE'S QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER

HE HAS TIES TO THE GROUP THAT

SENT THE FLOTILLA TOWARDS

ISRAEL -- REMEMBER THAT CONFLICT

ON THE WATER?

HE MAY HAVE TIES, THEY ARE A

HANDSHAKE APART.

>> WHERE IS IRAN IN THIS?

PERDONA, IRAN HAVE BEEN LOOSELY

TIED TO IMAM RAUF ALSO.

DO I WANT A MOSQUE THAT MAY BE A

MEETING PLACE FOR SOME OF THE

SCARIEST MINDS.

>> THE NEXT HAMBURG CELL COULD

BE RIGHT DOWNTOWN.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: OR UPTOWN OR MIDTOWN.

DEFINITELY NOT THE VILLAGE, I

MEAN THE RENTS THERE.

[LAUGHTER]

THE VERY FACT THAT THE TRADE

CENTER BOMBING COULD HAVE BEEN

HATCHED FROM HAMBURG MEANS THEY

DON'T HAVE TO BE NEXT TO IT WHEN

THEY PLAN AND MAY HAVE TIES TO

PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE BAD IDEAS

WHO MAY END UP GETTING MONEY

FROM RELATIVES OF PEOPLE WHO

MIGHT HAVE FOR SOMEONE REASON

SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES FILLED WITH

MONEY.

IT'S A DANGEROUS GAME OF GUILT

BY ASSOCIATION.

COULD YOU PLAY WELL ALMOST

ANYBODY.

ALL YOU NEED IS A CARD AND A

HIGHLIGHTER.

SIT'S NOTHING.

IT'S -- WHAT IS THAT GAME

CALLED?

IT'S --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

IT'S SIX DEGREES OF PEOPLE WHO

DON'T EAT BACON.

[LAUGHTER]

LET ME DO IT FOR YOU.

OKAY, OKAY, HERE LET'S TRY.

THIS HERE IS RUPERT MURDOCH HE

OWNS FOX NEWS.

HE DEFINITELY HAS TIES TO THIS

PRINCE.

HE OWNS THE SECOND LARGEST SHARE

OF NEWS CORP OUTSIDE OF MURDOCH

FAMILY.

HE OWNS 7%.

$2.5 BILLION.

THEY SAY HE IS A LIBERAL MUSLIM

BUT HE IS IN THE SAUDI ROYAL

FAMILY WHICH MAY HAVE TIES TO

FUNDING THE WAHABUS MOSQUES, THE

SAME BRAND OF ISLAM PRACTICED BY

SOME OF THE TERRORISTS.

HE MAY HAVE BUSINESS DEALINGS

WITH THE CARLISLE GROUP WHOSE

CLIENTS INCLUDE THE BIN LADEN

FAMILY ONE OFSS WHO SONS, I'M NOT

GOING TO SAY WHICH SON, ONE MAY

BE ANTI-AMERICAN.

I'M JUST CONNECTING THIS.

I'M JUST READING OFF A

HIGHLIGHTED CARD.

BY THE WAY, AFTER 9/11 -- AFTER

9/11 MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI WOULD

NOT -- AFTER 9/11 RUDY GIULIANI

WOULD NOT ACCEPT $10 MILLION

FROM THE SAME PRINCE BECAUSE HE

CITED MIDEAST POLICY AS ONE OF

REASONS WHY WE WERE ATTACKED

WHICH IS THE SAME REASON THEY

SAID THE IMAM AT THE GROUND ZERO

MOSQUE WAS A RADICAL.

IF YOU LOOK AT THIS CARD AND

HIGHLIGHT IT IN YELLOW THE ONLY

THING YOU CAN COME UP WITH IS:

IS FOX NEWS A TERRORIST COMMAND

CENTER?

I DON'T KNOW.

I JUST DON'T FOR EXAMPLE I'M

JUST SAYING YOU CAN DRAW THIS UP

SO CLEARLY I'M BEING VERY FAIR.

[ LAUGHTER ]

THIS WHOLE THING HAS GOTTEN

CRAZY.

IN OUR PANIC WE'VE LOT SIGHT OF

SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT.

IF ONLY SOMEONE COULD STEP UP

AND CUT THROUGH THE POLITICAL

POSTURING AND FEAR-MONGERING AND

REMIND US WHAT AMERICA IS ABOUT.

>> TRAGEDY HAS BEEN AND WILL

ALWAYS BE WITH US.

SOMEWHERE RIGHT NOW EVIL PEOPLE

ARE PLANNING EVIL THINGS.

ALL OF US WILL DO EVERYTHING

MEANINGFUL, EVERYTHING WE CAN DO

TO PREVENT IT.

EACH HORRIBLE ACT CAN'T BECOME

AN ACT FOR OPPORTUNISTS TO

CLEAVE THE BILL OF RIGHTS THAT

PWEUPBDS US -- BINDS US.

>> Jon: THANK YOU CHARLTON

HESTON.

OF COURSE, HE WAS SPEAKING ABOUT

OVER ANOTHER TRAGEDY WHEN PEOPLE

ON THE LEFT DEMANDED THAT THE

NRA OUT OF THE RESPECT FOR THE

PEOPLE OF COLUMBINE NOT HOLD

THEIR CONVENTION IN DENVER NEAR

THE SITE OF THE TRAGEDY.

I'M SURE I WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE

OF THOSE PEOPLE, PAINTING TOO

NARROW A PICTURE, CONNECTING THE

ACTIONS OF PSYCHOTICS TO THE

GROUP OF PEOPLE EXPRESSING THEIR

CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

I WAS ANGRY AND VERY THIN.

[LAUGHTER]

AND MY HAIR WAS DARK AND I COULD

NOT APPARENTLY BUY A SUIT THAT

FIT.

I DID HAVE TO WEAR KILO BORNE'S

SUITS?

I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

I WAS WRONG AND HESTON WAS RIGHT

AND IF YOU REPLACE NRA WITH

MUSLIM COMMUNITY AND SECOND

AMENDMENT WITH FIRST AMENDMENT,

HE IS STILL RIGHT.

>> AMERICA MUST STOP IF -- ITS

PREDICABLE PATTERN OF REACTION

WHEN AN ISOLATED TERRIBLE EVENT

OCCURS, OUR PHONES RING

DEMANDING THAT THE NRA EXPLAIN

THE INEXPLICABLE.

WHY US?

THE STORY NEEDS A VILLAGE.

THAT IS NOT OUR ROLE IN AMERICAN

SOCIETY AND WE WILL NOT BE

FORCED TO PLAY IT.

IF YOU DISAGREE, THAT'S YOUR

RIGHT.

I RESPECT THAT BUT WE WILL NOT

RELINQUISH IT OR BE SILENCED

ABOUT IT OR BE TOLD, DO NOT COME

HERE, YOU ARE UNWELCOME IN YOUR

OWN LAND.

>> Jon: WELL, SAID, SIR,

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