O'Reilly on 'The View,' Hosts Walk Off

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The continuing debate over the proposed mosque to be built near New York City's Ground Zero site sparked some tense moments on ABC's "The View" Thursday.

Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly appeared on the daytime talk show and when the subject of the mosque came up, things got heated.

O'Reilly told the four women most of America was against the building of mosque in downtown Manhattan.

"Because Muslims killed us on 9/11. Muslims didn't kill us on 9/11, is that what you're saying?," O'Reilly asked.

With that comment, Joy Behar got up from her seat and said that she couldn't sit there anymore. Whoopi Goldberg followed by using some profanity and both women stormed off the stage.

Both women later said they thought O'Reilly's remark was directed at all Muslims, instead of the extremists who carried out the attacks.

Co-host Barbara Walters immediately apologized to the audience.

"You have just seen what should not happen," she said. "We should be able to have discussions without washing our hands and screaming and walking off stage."

O'Reilly later apologized, saying that he should have said "Muslim extremists" instead of just "Muslims." The apology brought back both Goldberg and Behar, although Behar did not sit back down next to O'Reilly and chose a different seat.

"No one I know - no one- wants to insult Muslims," O'Reilly said later on Fox News. "But almost everybody I know is tired of the political correctness surrounding the 9/11 attack."

"The truth is, that if moderate Muslims all over the world would stand with Americans against radical Islam, the terrorists couldn't exist," he continued. "But obviously, that is not happening."

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