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O'Reilly Slams ABC About Cleric's 'Flag of Islam' Over the White House Vow

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"Conquer"

On last night's "O'Reilly Factor," host Bill O'Reilly lambasted ABC TV host Christiane Amanpour regarding her handling of recent comments by a British Muslim cleric that Islam will "conquer" America.

"The liberal media ... is buying into the genteel Islam," he told guest Charles Krauthammer.* "The media in America is close to [becoming] the media in Europe, which as you know is a very significant factor in this kind of situation."

On Sunday, Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary claimed that Sharia law will one day rule the East and West and "the flag of Islam will fly over the White House." (See video below.)

"That is a provocative statement that Miss Amanpour certainly didn't challenge the way she should have," O'Reilly said. "That's what gets me about ABC news. ... They let this stuff go and I don't think they should":

(Editor's note: The above section of the story is an update. The Blaze's originally article appears below.)

Anjem Choudary has long been known for his shocking statements about Islam. This weekend, the British Muslim cleric lived up to his reputation. Appearing on an ABC TV program with Christiane Amanpour regarding Islam, Choudary claimed that the East and West will one day be governed by Sharia law and predicted that "the flag of Islam will fly over the White House." He then threw out the word "conquer":

Last month, Choudary called for a "burn the stars and stripes" day in response to a Florida pastor's plan to burn the Koran on September 11. His organization, Islam4UK, has been banned by the British government. In the past, he has explained that Islam is not a religion of peace:

UPDATE:

A shorter version of Choudary's comments are available below:

*(A typo has been corrected in this sentence Genteel is now spelled correctly.)

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