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01/08/2014 10:07 am ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Bob Beckel: Nigerians Are Scammers, Iranians Feed Their Children To Dogs

It seems no matter how many television hosts get into trouble for not watching their words, some media personalities just don't learn.

Like Fox News host Bob Beckel, who stated on Tuesday that all Nigerians are scam artists and pickpocketers, while Iranians threaten to feed their children to dogs. During a discussion of "The Triple Package," a new book by "Tiger Mom" Amy Chua that argues Jews, Mormons, Indians, Nigerians and Iranians, among others, are "superior" races and religions in the United States, Beckel offered his explanation for the trend.

"In Nigeria... they're the greatest scam artists in the world," he said. "They must teach them how to run scams and pickpocket people because they are very good at pickpocketing."

Beckel's co-hosts sat in shock while he continued to explain why he believes Iranians excel as well:

“Of course their kids are gonna pay attention, because if they don’t they are gonna take them in backyard and feed them to dogs," he claimed. "They scare ‘em, the Iranians scare ‘em, they’re torturers. No wonder the kids are gonna pay attention."

"You're saying they torture their children?" co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle asked.

"Yes," he replied.

He took a moment later in the segment to clarify his earlier claims:

"Let me clarify something here before I get into any trouble here. I'm not apologizing, I'm just clarifying. I thought we were talking about this list of people -- like Nigerians and Iranians -- overseas, not here in the United States. I know a lot of good Nigerians, good Iranians here in the United States. It's overseas that most of the scams happen."

Watch the video for the full clip.

(h/t: BuzzFeed)

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