Everyone High-Fived Me After The View: O'Reilly
'There is a Muslim problem in the world,' he says
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2010 8:41 AM CDT

(Newser) – Bill O’Reilly may not have a lot of fans on The View panel, but out on the street, “people were high-fiving me” after his controversial appearance on the show. “People yelling out windows, ‘O’Reilly, keep going!’” he related last night, all the while defending his comments that caused Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to walk off the stage. “What I said is absolutely true, but is insensitive to some. In a perfect world, you always say Muslim terrorists killed us, but at this point I thought that was common knowledge.”

The View co-hosts also discussed the situation on yesterday’s show, with Goldberg stating that O’Reilly’s comments about 9/11 implicated Muslims like Mohammed Ali and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. “No sane individual thinks Mohammed Ali or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is responsible for 9/11,” O’Reilly countered. But “there’s no question there is a Muslim problem in the world … most Americans well understand the danger coming out of the Muslim world.” As for those people high-fiving him, “Are all these people bigots? Do they all hate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?”

 

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