Bill O’Reilly And Megyn Kelly Tangle Over What Prompted The Texas Shooting

Bill O’Reilly argued with fellow Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor” about the shooting that occurred Sunday at a Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas.

The event, where people came together to draw the Prophet Muhammad, ended when two gunmen shot and wounded a security officer outside. The gunmen were then killed by a police officer.

Kelly defended the event as an acceptable example of the right of Americans to free speech. However, O’Reilly seemed to disagree.

“It’s always cause and effect,” O’Reilly said. “This is what happens when you light the fuse; you get violence.”

“You sound like you are defending, you are attacking the event itself,” Kelly said.

“I would do it another way,” O’Reilly said. “I agree with your point, that we shouldn’t let these people intimidate us.”

“You know what else the jihadis don’t like? They hate Jews,” Kelly said. “Should we get rid of all Jews? That’s the path we’re gonna go down if we start catering to the jihadis. There’s no satisfying them. There’s no making them happy. You can’t not do things because the jihadis are gonna be upset.”

“I agree, but it’s the way you do it,” O’Reilly said.

Watch the video below, courtesy of Mediaite:

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