Editor’s note: Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney, is a political comedian and frequent commentator on various TV networks including CNN. He is the co-director of the new comedy documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!” which was released this month. Follow him on Twitter @deanofcomedy.
(CNN) — Fox News’ Bob Beckel believes that I, as an American-Muslim, should have fewer constitutional rights simply because of my religious faith.
Beckel, the so-called “liberal” on Fox News, made this point on his show this week while discussing the horrific terror attack on the Kenyan shopping mall. Beckel opined that Muslims should not be allowed to build any more houses of worship in America, “until you stand up and denounce what’s happened in the name of your prophet.”
Sorry Bob, you’re dead wrong. If you would take a moment to read our amazing U.S. Constitution, you would perhaps understand the rights we are all guaranteed as Americans, such as freedom of religion.
But when you hear Beckel speak, you get the sense he isn’t a big fan of reading.
Let me address this to Beckel: I have never built a mosque, nor do I have plans to. But if I wanted to build one, I could build one right next to your house. In fact, I almost want to start a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com entitled: “Raise money to build a mega-mosque next to Bob Beckel’s house.”