On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Friday, host Mark Levin said he had a new idea on immigration, that American policy should be that if a country refuses Christians and Jews, then we’re not going to allow their people in this country.
“I think that any country that refuses to allow Christians and Jews into their country, well then we shouldn’t allow their people into our country,” he said. “Countries that don’t allow all Americans in, you know, who don’t have records and so forth, we’re not going to allow their people in this country.”
Here’s part of the transcript of Levin’s show on Friday June 7:
“By the way, I have a new idea on immigration, Mr. Producer. I think any country that refuses to allow Christians and Jews into their country, well then we shouldn’t allow their people into our country. What do you think about that, Rich?
“That seems fair. Oh, yeah. Oh, yes. All kind of religious tests all over the world, particularly the third world. Can I use the phrase third world? You’re damn well I can.
“You look at the Middle East as an example. There used to be millions of Christians in the Middle East. Not anymore.
“How many Christians are there in Iraq? I don’t know off the top of my head, but my guess is not enough to fill a big dinner party.
“How many Jews are in Iraq? Are there any? I don’t know. I think there’s like one synagogue left, maybe none. Look throughout the Middle East.
“Now, last time I checked, we have the first of the religions that we consider today the modern religions but they’re ancient: Judaism, then Christianity, then Islam. Well how did it come to be that the vast majority of Christians and Jews living outside of Israel don’t live in the Middle East?
“And apparently with some of these countries, they’re not allowed to visit the Middle East.
“And yet we beat ourselves up to death, pretending that we have a Muslim ban when we don’t. We don’t, okay? So forget about it.
“Just say, ‘Okay, guess what? Countries that don’t allow all Americans in – you know, who don’t have records and so forth – we’re not going to allow their people in this country.’
“I’m just thinking about it as I’m sitting here. I can’t help it. That’s how my mind works.”