O’Reilly Calls On American Clergy To Preach ‘Holy War’ Against ISIL (VIDEO)

Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Wednesday preached a message of “holy war” against the Islamic State terrorist group for the second day in a row, urging “Judeo-Christian” religious leaders to pass his message along to their congregations.

“The civilized world needs to come together to eliminate the threat from the Earth,” the host of “The O’Reilly Factor” said, fists clenched. “And if the politicians won’t do it, the clergy must lead the way.”

In a segment called “Judeo-Christian Philosophy vs. The Jihad,” O’Reilly called upon pastors and rabbis (and at one point, imams) to “address their congregations this weekend,” forcing the President to “take the holy war seriously.”

“Many of the clergy have responded directly to me,” O’Reilly said earlier in the show, quoting several religious leaders (no imams) who wrote to him saying they would tell their flocks to demand Obama “fight the jihad.”

“This Sunday, from the pulpit, I will address this. We are with you,” O’Reilly quoted pastor Daniel Kitchel from Norman, Oklahoma as saying.

O’Reilly dismissed views on the “far right” that Obama is a Muslim sympathizer or a secret Muslim himself.

“Some of you believe Mr. Obama is a Muslim sympathizer. Some on the far right even say he is an actual Muslim,” he said. “There is absolutely no evidence to back that up.”

Still, the host insisted that the President is ignoring “millions” of Muslims that are “on the march.”

“An honest person has to know that millions of Muslims do accept sharia law,” O’Reilly said. “They do accept jihad, and the atrocities that go along with that.”

“Those Muslims have to be dealt with,” he added.

“Muslim fanatics wanna kill us, and there are millions of them,” O’Reilly shouted at the end of the show. “Period!”

Watch the clip, courtesy of Fox News:

Latest Livewire

Comments are not currently available for this post.

Continue Discussion
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: