Fox News host criticised for terrorist rant: 'We need to kill them all'

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro warned against a "Christian genocide" in a rant on the network last Saturday.Reuters

Controversial Fox News host Jeanine Pirro has come under fire for a televised rant in which she said: "We need to kill them. We need to kill them – the radical Muslim terrorists hell-bent on killing us."

Speaking during a news segment on Saturday, Pirro said: You're in danger, I'm in danger. We're at war. And this is not going to stop...Bomb them, bomb them, and bomb them again."

She continued: "After this week's brutal terror attacks in France hopefully everybody now gets it. And there's only one group that can stop this war. The Muslims themselves.

"Our job is to arm those Muslims to the teeth and give them everything they need to take out these Islamic fanatics, let them do the job, and when they do, we need to simply... look the other way."

Pirro also warned about a "Christian genocide".

"Now I've been telling you for a year that they're coming for us, that there is a reverse crusade in progress, a Christian genocide," she said.

"As this Islamic cancer metastasises throughout the world, Boko Haram in Nigeria, Al Shabab in Somalia, Ansar Al Sharia in Libya, Al Qaeda, ISIS, and as it goes through Europe it is headed our way."

Pirro has been criticised on Twitter for what many see as scaremongering.

Russell Brand yesterday released a video in which he accuses Pirro of harnessing the "same energy of the murders – judgement, hate, certainty in your own position, condemnation, the language of war."

"Stop fortifying these boundaries and borders between us," Brand says, noting Pirro's repeated use of the world "them" when referring to Muslims.

"The right to free speech is important but it isn't as important as 'We're all human beings together, let's find solutions together.'

"What she's doing, whilst it's not as violent or gory or terrible, it's equally damaging because it's insidious and has great reach and she's operating on the behalf of people with their own ideologies and there are consequences."

Brand highlights that Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who last week tweeted: "Maybe most Moslems peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible."

Murdoch "has investments in energy companies that will benefit from further military activity abroad that requires the malignment and hatred of Muslims and Muslim nations and the dehumanisation of Muslims to continue," Brand notes.

"There's always an economic angle, there's always an idealogical angle," he adds. "Look at the people behind these ideas. Again, remember, terrorism is wrong, killing people is bad, but that has to mean all types of terrorism.

"Who gets to define what terrorism means? Who gets to decide what violence is necessary?"

Fox News was criticised last week for hosting a supposed expert who claimed that Birmingham is "100 per cent Muslim".