VIDEO: Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar Storm Off The View With Bill O’Reilly

They say don’t talk about religion and politics —  so you can imagine what happened when controversial right-wing pundit Bill O’ Reilly appeared on the highly-opinionated panel of The View Thursday to discuss both.

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O’ Reilly, discussing Park5 (the Mosque/ Muslim community center near Ground Zero), infuriated the show’s co-host Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg to such an extent they walked off their own show.

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O’Reilly expressed his disenchantment for the project, calling it inappropriate and adding “a lot of the 9/11 families who I know say, ‘Look, we don’t want that, that shouldn’t be there.’

He then cited a poll that claimed 70 percent of Americans feel that same way and said he personally opposed it “because Muslims killed us on 9/11″ — and things predictably crumbled from there.

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Goldberg blurted an expletive and pointed out  that “Extremists” , not Muslims were behind 9/11,  while Behar said, “I don’t want to sit here now,” and the pair abruptly exited the stage.

Broadcasting icon Barbara Walters, mortified with the conduct from her co-hosts, said, “You have just seen what should not happen … we should be able to have discussions without washing our hands and screaming and walking off stage. I love my colleagues, but that should not have happened.”

After O’Reilly clarified his position, Goldberg and Behar returned to the set for the remainder of the interview.

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The show told exclusively in a statement: “There is no comment or additional statement regarding today’s live broadcast of The View. The show speaks for itself. Thanks for your inquiry.”

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