Bill O'Reilly repeatedly interrupted and dismissed two Muslim-American leaders he hosted on his show who explained that, contrary to O'Reilly's claims, many Muslims are standing up to terrorists.
On the January 8 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, O'Reilly invited Hussam Ayloush of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Haris Tarin of the Muslim Public Affairs Council to discuss Muslims' efforts to combat terrorism. O'Reilly repeatedly interrupted and talked over his guests as they attempted to point out that Muslims around the world are taking steps to fight extremism. When Tarin tried to point out that “there's Muslims on the front lines ... who are dying” in the fight against terrorism, O'Reilly cut him off and told him “Here's the deal with the no-spin zone. When you say something that's ridiculous, I'm going to interrupt you.”