Fireworks erupted Wednesday night on Fox News as host Sean Hannity confronted radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary in the wake of the deadly terror attack in Paris.
Following the terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper, which claimed the lives of 12, Choudary sent out tweets arguing that freedom of expression "does not extend to insult" the Prophet Muhammad. Choudary also authored an op-ed in USA Today later that evening making the same argument.
Freedom of expression does not extend to insulting the Prophets of Allah, whatever your views on the events in Paris today! #ParisShooting— Anjem Choudary (@anjemchoudary) January 7, 2015
“You’re saying you do not believe in freedom of speech, you don’t believe in freedom of expression, you believe in Islamic fascism, that people must abide by your laws?” Hannity asked him.
“Actually, as a Muslim, we believe that sovereignty and supremacy belongs to God and therefore we believe in submitting to the commands of God,” Choudary countered.
Hannity, who has quarreled with the radical cleric before, presented Choudary with a series of questions.
[sharequote align="right"]“I still think you’re an evil SOB, but I really want people to hear you."[/sharequote]
“So you’re saying anything offensive about the prophet Muhammad should be illegal and it should be worldwide?” the Fox News host asked.
Choudary, saying he wanted to force Sharia law on the entire world, answered in the affirmative.
“I still think you’re an evil SOB, but I really want people to hear you,” Hannity said at the conclusion of the interview.
"I think you should look in the mirror Sean," Choudary quipped back.
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