Fox News host Sean Hannity got into an explosive debate with Imam Anjem Choudary on Wednesday as the two clashed over the dangers of radical Islam around the world.
Hannity appeared to grow increasingly frustrated as Choudary repeatedly failed to answer simple questions about his Islamic beliefs.
“You have blamed the killing of this photojournalist on America,” Hannity began. “Do you support ISIS demanding that Christians, the Yazidis, ‘convert to Islam or die?’ Do you support that?”
Choudary ignored the question and instead claimed that America “carpet bombed Syria and killed hundreds of thousands” in the past. When Hannity pressed his guest to answer his original question, Choudary said, “every cause has an effect” and continued to talk about reprecussions of American military aggression.
Finally, Choudary claimed that Christians and other religious minorities were not really told to covert to Islam or die.
“It absolutely happened,” Hannity interjected. “Obviously, you need an education. Imam, let me educate you, because obviously you are pretty ignorant.”
He continued: “We have video of children who have been beheaded, like this photojournalist. Women and children with their heads placed on a stick after they’ve been beheaded, and we have one report after another of people who’ve been killed, chased out of their homes.”
Hannity circled back around to his original question, asking the imam if he supports an Islamic caliphate that demands people convert to Islam or die.
Again, Choudary deflected and claimed that the Yazidis went into mountains before the Islamic State started tearing through Iraq. He also argued that Christians are getting ready to return to Mosul, Iraq, because they have now realized that “life under Sharia is much better.”
“You’re not honest,” Hannity replied, later claiming that “every radical Islamist like you will be wiped off the face of the earth.”
“I’m afraid you are living in a dream world. The Sharia will be implemented in America,” Choudary said.
Hannity went on to press the imam on how women who didn’t want to cover up would be punished under Sharia law. Avoiding providing an answer to the actual question, he argued women are not “slabs of meat in Islam.”
“Are you deaf, dumb and ignorant?” Hannity said. “Answer it!”
Watch the tense segment via Fox News:
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