Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar briefly walked off the set of The View this morning after Bill O'Reilly, speaking out against the construction of the Ground Zero Mosque, said "Muslims killed us on 9/11."
Goldberg and Behar returned to the set after O'Reilly apologized stating, “Now let me just say in a calmer voice, it was extremists. You cannot take a whole religion and demean them.”
O'Reilly's apology was entirely unnecessary. It was an unnecessary submission to political correctness. The fact of the matter is that, whether Goldberg and Behar like it or not, Muslims killed nearly 3,000 people on 9/11. They were extremists to be sure. But they were extremists acting in the name of Islam. It isn't to say that every Muslim on earth approved of what was done but we are kidding ourselves if we think a critical mass of Muslims didn't support al Qaeda's act of barbarism. Lest we forget Palestinians who danced on the streets of Ramallah in jubilation and handed out sweets to their children.
If Evangelical Christians were responisble for such mayhem, Goldberg and Behar would condemn them without a moment's hesitation.
Have we come to a point now where we cannot identify the people responsible for murdering our own people?