NY Mosque Argument on 'The View' Leads to Walk-Off

October 14, 2010 - 4:28 PM

Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, The View

In this Sept. 7, 2010 file photo released by ABC, co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, left, and Joy Behar pose on the set of their daytime talk show, "The View," in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Heidi Gutman, file)

New York (AP) - Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the stage of "The View" during an argument with Bill O'Reilly over the proposed Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The women objected to the Fox News Channel host saying that "Muslims killed us on 9/11."

Barbara Walters criticized her co-hosts for walking off stage during the live show. But she said O'Reilly should make the distinction that extremists committed the terrorist act.

Behar and Goldberg returned after O'Reilly said that "if anyone felt that I was demeaning all Muslims, I apologize."

The 16-story Islamic center and mosque is planned for lower Manhattan, two blocks north of where the World Trade Center once stood.