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Goldberg, Behar walk off set of 'The View'

October 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
"The View" hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar walked off the stage Thursday over an argument with Bill O'Reilly on the proposed Islamic center near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.The Fox News Channel host said that "Muslims killed us on 9/11." Both Goldberg and Behar objected.

Meanwhile, Barbara Walters criticized her co-hosts for leaving the stage during the live show. However, she did say that O'Reilly should make the distinction that extremists committed the terrorist act.

Both Goldberg and Behar eventually returned to the stage after O'Reilly said that "if anyone felt that I was demeaning all Muslims, I apologize."

The mosque and Islamic center is planned for lower Manhattan, two blocks north of where the World Trade Center once stood.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.