Islamic group plans 'million Muslim march' on September 11

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This is a rush transcript from "The Five," August 15, 2013. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: September 11th is a sacred day in America. Next month will mark 12 years since Muslim terrorists killed almost 3,000 people innocent people. It's a day of reflection and remembrance for most Americans, but not everyone. This year, the American Muslim Political Action Committee picked 9/11 to organize a million Muslim March in D.C.

Why? To demand civil rights protections from our government. Their press release says this, quote, "We as Muslims continue 12 years later to be victimized by being made the villains. Our government either sits idly by and does nothing to protect our freedoms or it exacerbates the problems with its constant war on terrorism in Islamic countries."

So, I guess this Muslim group thinks America is the problem.

Bob, I called these people and I said why 9/11. He said that was the day that changed America. But you're a Muslim group. There are 19 Muslim terrorists, 19 Muslim Islamists, who flew planes and killed 3,000 people. They didn't want to talk about that. They want to talk about their rights being violated the.

BOB BECKEL, CO-HOST: Yes, I think this is going to infuriate a lot of people. It is unbelievably bad judgment on their part to do it on 9/11. And if you looked at their press release they did not once again, apologize or say this was a terrible thing.

What they complained about was war on Islamic countries and did not mention 9/11, except they say it was horrible day for everybody in America. Something like that. Well, will one of you please stand up and say something, or would you consider what you are, a bunch of cowards?

BOLLING: What do you think, Dana?

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: Well, one of the founders is a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. So I mean -- it's discredited from the start.

BOLLING: I have to tell you, I called them and one of the founders, Issa Hodge was his name. I spoke to him. I said, who are some of the people who are attending? Your keynotes?

And they were 9/11 truther this, 9/11 truther that, 9/11 truther what not. I mean, it really looks like it's, you know, some of the -- really crazies out there.

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: It's a weird thing.

You know, I have mixed things about this. The guy in charge is named Rabbi. How did that happen? But he's also an army vet. He served in Afghanistan and in Iraq. But he's also a truther.

So it's like there's so many weird things. Like I admire the fact that he served, but I can't stand truthers. He doesn't think any Jews died during 9/11. That's part of the conspiracy that the Jews knew beforehand. Having said this, though, I mean, it's like -- I would like to see more Muslims out there.

I would like to hear from them. I want to know what they're thinking. I want to know if they're mad and I want to hear what they're having to say but call it a moderate Muslim march. Don't ask for a million. Don't do it on September 11th. Pick another day. Pick the 10th.

PERINO: Or a march where you thank the United States of America for letting you be here in the first place.

GUTFELD: But can I say this -- they're becoming more American every day because they're embracing victim culture.


But here's what they're doing. They're trying to divert the attention that 19 Muslims took down the World Trade Center saying, hey, maybe it was the American government, the U.S. government, that took the towers down from inside.

ANDREA TANTAROS, CO-HOST: It's profoundly disrespectful, but guess what? They have a right to do it. At the same time, they're complaining about our government not protecting their First Amendment rights, you're having a march, aren't you? You're allowed to say what you want.

But if you have a filmmaker who wants to say what he says -- wants to say about the Muslim faith he gets thrown in prison. So, whose First Amendment rights are really being jeopardized here?

BECKEL: I would be very curious --

TANTAROS: If any of us what to see what they're thinking and feeling roll that footage in Egypt, that's what they're thinking, that's what they're feeling. Moderate Muslims, stand up. Because I've yet to see some --

BECKEL: I would be very curious to see if any of them will recognize what happened on 9/11, the reality of what happened and say, this was a horrible thing for our religion and it should never have happened.

GUTFELD: But I think it should happen and I think -- I would like to see this because I want -- I would like -- if you're going to do something, we could learn from it or be disgusted by it, but I -- it's about time to see Muslims out there talking and perhaps, I don't know, communicating assimilating and they are by a march.

BOLLING: I'm a Christian and I'm taught not to hate people. I hate 9/11 truthers.

GUTFELD: There's nothing worse.

BOLLING: I saw friends die in that building and for them to say our government had the audacity to do that, to start a war in the Middle East, is just asinine and I want to go to this thing. It's 9/11 this year. I'm hoping FOX sends me. And I want to walk around and ask them, what the hell are you talking about? I watch --

PERINO: I have a prediction.

BOLLING: It's not about Muslim, it's the truther thing that disgusts me.

PERINO: I have a prediction they will cancel it, right? So, they'll get a bunch of attention, get a lot of PR for their PAC, and then they'll say, oh, we're going to cancel it because we were worried about threats to our people. And the concern about the truther piece is the further spread of disinformation.

Earlier today there was a Muslim Brotherhood official in Egypt who said that the violence in Egypt yesterday was worse than the Holocaust. This is the kind of messaging that gets spread everywhere, repeated on talk radio over there, and on all of the Web sites, texted to one another, and the -- being able to have truthful information is even more difficult in that situation.

BECKEL: He may be right. First of all, getting a million people into Washington is a tough deal.

GUTFELD: It's not going to happen.

PERINO: They'll cancel it.

TANTAROS: I think the White House has to be careful as well if this march does move forward. President Obama has been very sensitive to the Muslim faith. He gave the Cairo speech.

But this is different. This is incredibly different because of the truther piece and I'm not as Greg mentioned, whoever is leading this march, I'm not buying this -- that he's hiding behind military experience. The guy who wrote the first Al Qaeda manual was trained by the U.S., Abdul Azzim (ph), the one that attacked our consulate the first time was trained by the U.S. Air Force. We train them, they say that we somehow committed wrongs against their nations.

Who's been doing the killing? That's just all I have to say.

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