Sean Hannity clashed Wednesday night with Imam Muhammad Siddeeq of the Nur-Allah Islamic Center over Islamic extremism and a contentious comparison Siddeeq made between "Duck Dynasty" patriarch Phil Robertson and the Islamic State, a radical terror group wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.
Fox News host Sean Hannity (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
"I'm a Catholic," Hannity said at one point in the fiery exchange. "If people were killing in the name of my religion and radicalizing my religion I would condemn them."
But Siddeeq argued that Hannity didn't speak out against comments made by Robertson on his show Tuesday night.
As TheBlaze previously reported, the reality show star said that combating Islamic State militants would mean either converting or killing them — comments that the imam decried and seemingly characterized as radical.
"You didn't condemn the 'Duck Dynasty [star] yesterday," Siddeeq said. "What did he say yesterday?"
Hannity responded, summarizing and defending Robertson's belief that Islamic State extremists must "change their minds or we have to kill the people who are beheading innocent Americans."
That recap didn't satisfy Siddeeq, though, who said, "Doesn't that sound like ISIS? Isn't that what ISIS is saying?"
Hannity passionately dismissed the comparison.
He also pressed the imam to condemn groups like the Islamic State and Al Qaeda, among others. While Siddeeq was more than willing to label most of the radical Islamic groups as terrorists, there was a bit of a debate over Hezbollah and Hamas.
Watch it unfold below:
And see Robertson's comments about the Islamic State here: