JOE SCARBOROUGH, MORNING JOE: It's unbelievable, the moral equivalency. The president having to go back 700, 800, 900 years? You see this when you have people that somehow want to paint a broad brush. 'Uh, yes, radical Islam is bad but look what Christianity does.' Really, you have to go back 800 years to a Crusade which, by the way, most historians say Christians launched in response to years and years of Muslims taking over their former land.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I think the timing is bad. I think it's a bigger conversation as to whether or not it's okay to have, you know --
SCARBOROUGH: Why does he --
BRZEZINSKI: I'm not arguing this.
SCARBOROUGH -- feel the need to go back 800 years? This stupid left-wing moral equivalency. Sometimes you can just say -- sometimes you just say, 'hey, you know what, there are some really, really bad Muslim extremists." You don't have to go to the other side, 'oh, and Christians are bad, too.' There is such a desperate plea for some reason on the left to do that, for some people on the left.
I saw a CNN documentary maybe five, six years ago and it was -- it was, you know, "extremism in the name of God." And they were so desperate to find Jewish examples of extremism and then -- this was right after 9/11 -- and then their example for Christian examples of extremism was some schools -- some Christian schools in America actually make women wear skirts below their knees. How ghastly. Let's see. Wear skirts below your knees on this side at fundamentalist schools, blow up the World Trade Center on this side.
SCARBOROUGH: No, no, it's not okay. It's not okay for this president. You almost have to ask the question, where did he go to church? Where would he get such ideas from?