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Joy Behar believes in Islam, tells people ‘pray in your bathroom’

This is not parody or satire.

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In a Tuesday outburst that made no logical sense, Democrat activist and “The View” media personality Joy Behar proclaimed a religious belief in a faith that usually is not thrilled with loud women and then advised people to find God in their bathrooms.

Benighted souls who watch her show are used to her disturbed scolding of President Donald Trump. But after her latest installment of that, her madness went off into uncharted waters: “I mean, witness the fact that he went golfing on Memorial Day when the names are being printed in The New York Times about how many people have died. He couldn’t care less. He wants to turn people against each other so that he gets reelected. Let’s take the example of the church. Does anybody really believe that he’s so religious and cares so much about people going to church? No, he doesn’t. He only wants to turn you against each other, religion against other religions.”

An Obama fan talking negatively about a golfing president? And what logical or corollary relationship do golfing and virus deaths have? If the president had not gone golfing, would less people have died? Then we have the strangled segue to religion. Golf to faith in one confused paragraph. Behar was really spewing on all wacky cylinders.

Subsequent to that it gets awfully weird: “One of the priests I know is saying you can really basically worship the Lord from anywhere. I believe in Islam. It is a fact that you could pray in your bathroom, in your kitchen. No, he has to say go and open the churches. Why does he fiddle with people’s lives, is what I want to know?”

First, oddly, there is the belief in Islam out of nowhere. Behar has publicly claimed she was raised in the Jewish faith and there is no record of a statement, until now, that claims otherwise or that she is not a member of that noble and ancient faith. She may privately believe in Islam—okay, fine. But to announce a serious life-changing change of belief in the middle of a political hit on the president? That is, to say the least, inappropriate. And by the way, Joy, priests tend to prefer worship from a church.

Also, I would be interested to find out what mosque and what Iman would welcome the very loud and very strident Behar into their halls of worship. It would certainly cause for some interesting services when Behar decides to make her views on women’s rights and gay rights known to her fellow congregants.

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Behar tells us to, among other locales, find God in our bathrooms. That is somehow turned into a criticism of the president for advocating the opening of churches. Her theological point, while technically correct —as many believe one can pray anywhere— is crudely put. The transition to a criticism of the president for championing church openings (perhaps Behar would prefer only the openings of the church bathrooms) makes no sense whatsoever in the context of her larger statement. All of this is par for the course for Behar and for those like her who say any idiotic thing that happens to come into their heads at any given moment. Come to think of it, that clearly qualifies her as a perfect Democrat.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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