PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDER MIKE HUCKABEE WANTS TO EXPRESS HISOWN UNIQUE VERSION OF CHRISTIAN EMPATHY WHEN IT COMESTO THE SYRIAN REFUGEES.

IT SOUNDS A LITTLE BITSOMETHING LIKE THIS.

"ARE THEY REALLY ESCAPINGTYRANNY? ARE THEY ESCAPING POVERTY? ARE THEY COMING BECAUSEWE HAVE CABLE TV? I DON'T MEAN TO BE TRITE, I AMJUST SAYING, WE DON'T KNOW.

" IN REFERENCE TO THE IDEA ñ HE SAYS SAUDI ARABIA IS GOING TOBUILD HUNDREDS ñ HE SAID THEY WOULD BUILD ONE MOSQUE INGERMANY FOR EVERY 600 REFUGEES.

HE SAYS, "I'VE GOT A BETTERIDEA.

WHY DOESN'T SAUDI ARABIA HOSTTHEM, AND WE WILL SEND SOME ASSISTANCE THROUGH OURCHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS.

WE WOULD DESIGN THE CURRICULUMFOR THOSE SCHOOLS.

DON'T BUILD MADRASASTO TEACH TERRORISM.

" MIKE HUCKABEE SAID THAT.

>>WHEN HE SAYS HE DOESN'TWANT TO BE TRITE, TRITE SOMETIMES MEANS A REPULSIVEASSHOLE.

I THINK THAT IS WHAT HE MEANT.

IF HE DOESN'T WANT TOBE THAT, TOO LATE.

>> WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT ITUSUALLY MEANS THEY ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE THAT.

>> I'M NOT RACIST, BUT.

>> SO, THE REFUGEESARE LARGELY MUSLIM.

AND HE SAYS WE WILL TEACH THEMBY DENYING THEM ACCESS TO OUR COUNTRIES, BUT THAT ISOKAY THEN WE WILL SHOVE CHRISTIAN PROPAGANDA DOWN THEIRTHROAT SO IT WON'T BE MADRASAHS.

MADRASAHS ARE MUSLIM SCHOOLS.

I DON'T LIKE THEM BECAUSE IDON'T WANT PEOPLE GETTING PROPAGANDA ABOUT THE QURANOR ANYTHING ELSE.

BUT WHEN YOU SPIT IN THEIR FACEAND SAY THE ONLY THING WE WILL GIVE YOU IS AN EDUCATIONYOU DON'T WANT AND ATTACK THEIR IDENTITY, YOU ARE NOTREALLY HELPING THE SITUATION.

>>HIS REACTION IS A PERFECTEXAMPLE OF HOW DISCONNECTED OUR POLITICIANS ARE TO THE REALITIES OF WHAT WEHAVE DONE IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

ALSO JUST THE LACKOF EMPATHY HE HAS.

HE DOESN'T SEE THEM AS PEOPLE,HE SEES THEM AS ANIMALS THAT WOULD COME HERE TO TAKEADVANTAGE OF CABLE TV.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THESE PEOPLE ARE LOSING THEIRFAMILY, THEY ARE LOSING EVERYTHING THEY HAVE.

THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A MOREPEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT.

ALL HE CAN DO IS INSULTTHEM LIKE THAT.

>> I CHECKED INTO IT AND WEACTUALLY HAD CABLE YEARS AGO BUT FOR SOME REASON THEYWEREN'T FLEEING SYRIA THEN.

THEY ARE FLEEING NOWDURING THE CIVIL WAR.

WHY ARE THEY MOVING ON TOMORE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES? WHY AREN'T THEY STAYING AT THEFIRST ONE THAT HAS TV.

WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW SICKIT IS THAT HUMANS HAVE TAUGHT OURSELVES DIFFERENTPSYCHOLOGICAL TRICKS TO CONSIDER PEOPLE TO BENOT QUITE HUMAN.

HE CAN ACTUALLY IMAGINE THATTHERE IS A GUY IN A BOAT WHO SEES HIS SON DROWN AND SAYSSHIT, THAT SUCKS, BUT THEY HAD ESPN AS WELL.

HE ACTUALLY THINKS THAT'SHOW CALLOUS THEY ARE.

IF AMERICA DESCENDED INTO THESTATE THAT SYRIA IS IN, HE WOULD JUST STAY THEREBECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT TO ECONOMICALLY IMPOSE ONHIS NEIGHBORS.

IT IS JUST SICK.

>> WHAT MIKE HUCKABEE ñ HEDOESN'T THINK ANY OF THAT STUFF.

HE IS JUST A JERK.

HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE'SDOING AND HE IS WHIPPING UP ANTI-MUSLIM SENTIMENT AND FEAR.

HE IS DOING OTHER THINGSTHAT YOU SHOULDN'T DO.

HE IS NONE OF THOSE THINGS.

>> I DIDN'T KNOW HUCKABEE WASTHIS BAD TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

HE COMES ACROSS AS FOLKSY ANDSOMETIMES HAS POPULACE POSITIONS.

THIS IS BEYOND THE PALE.

A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THEKID THAT HAD WASHED ASHORE, THE THREE-YEAR-OLD THAT DIED, HEWAS A REFUGEE AND HE WAS TRYING TO GET ACROSS ANDDIED IN THE WATER.

YOU SEE HIS FATHER CRYING.

YOU SEE ALL THAT AND YOU THINKTHAT THEY'RE COMING TO GET CABLE TV? YOU THINK HE WOULD RISK ATHREE-YEAR-OLD'S LIFE TO GET OXYGEN TELEVISION OR TO GET A&E?WHAT AN ASSHOLE.

THIS GUY WAS A PASTOR.

EXCUSE ME WHEN I HAVE SOMEHEALTHY SKEPTICISM ABOUT RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS, WHETHER THEYARE MUSLIM OR CHRISTIAN.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER.

WE HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR BOTH OFYOU, THE MUSLIMS AND THE CHRISTIANS, THE FUNDAMENTALISTSTHAT SAY THE OTHER IS THE ENEMY.