Conservative TV host Sean Hannity and Muhammad cartoon contest organizer Pamela Geller had a fierce debate on Wednesday night with radical cleric Anjem Choudary, who said that he believes Geller should be brought before a Shariah court to be tried and potentially killed.
"We believe that the whole world should be governed by divine law," the cleric proclaimed, going on to back the notion that those who leave Islam should be killed. "The prophet said whoever changes then kill him."
After Hannity mentioned that Geller has received death threats since hosting a cartoon contest in Garland, Texas, that was the target of a shooting on Sunday evening, Geller discussed the police response thus far.
She said that she's been in contact with the New York Police Department's counterterrorism team, though federal officials have reportedly not reached out to her to discuss the matter.
After that, Choudary proceeded to defend the outrage that has surrounded cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, sparking a fierce clash with both Hannity and Geller.
"Let's be absolutely clear. We're not talking about Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck," Choudary said. "You're talking about people who deliberately had a competition to insult the messenger Muhammad … if you saw the cartoons that Charlie Hebdo drew, you would understand the anger."
The cleric went on to say that Geller was fully aware of the penalty for facilitating such offensive cartoons, and that she should be put before a Shariah court.
"The fact is you insulted the Prophet Muhammad … and obviously you knew the consequences," he said.
But Geller — clearly enraged by that sentiment — responded, "I live in America. There are no consequences!"
Hannity also wasn't having any of Choudary's explanations or defenses on the free speech front.
"You support the death penalty, because she had a cartoon contest? Is that how frail you are in your faith that you feel so insecure that your prophet cannot withstand a cartoon being drawn about him?" Hannity rhetorically asked. "You want to kill her. You want her to die."
Geller went on to separate Shariah law from the theological constructs governing other faiths, claiming that canon law only applies to Catholics and Jewish law only governs Jewish people; she said that Shariah law differs in that it "asserts its authority over non-Muslims" as well.
At one point when Choudary talked over Geller, she snapped back, "I'm talking, sir. I know you're used to stepping over women. But you're not going to have it here, okay?"
Watch the fiery debate below: