Whoopi Goldberg wants the organizers of the recently besieged Muhammad drawing contest to share the blame with the terrorists who tried to shoot up the place.
“Isn’t she partially responsible for what happened?” Goldberg asked of event Pamela Geller during Tuesday’s “The View.” “We saw how people felt in France,” a reference to the terrorist attack on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January.
“We know that when you [illustrate Muhammad], you may get this response — isn’t it like yelling ‘Fire!’ in a crowded room?” she asked rhetorically.
“Once you say ‘the prophet Muhammad,’ it’s like pouring oil on the fire,” Goldberg added to her own conversation, at one point suggesting Gellar “wanted this to happen.”
Whoopi also offered how she would have run the Lone Star State competition herself: simply drop the word “prophet” from the flyers.
“We’re gonna draw pictures of a guy named Muhammad,” she suggested as the correct way to go about it.
The Sunday event, staged by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), was stormed by two gunmen, who were killed by police. ISIS has since taken credit for the attack.
The AFDI is not without controversy itself — the group is considered by many to be anti-Muslim. It is led by Geller, who sprung to media attention during the Ground Zero mosque debate and has been outspoken about Islam in America.
Nicolle Wallace played the role of default voice of reason during the daytime talker Tuesday, explaining the law and pointing out that the punishment was not “an eye for an eye” for the “crime” committed.
“We do respect religion in this country,” Wallace insisted when guest panelist Raven Symone suggested otherwise. “We were founded on religious tolerance.”
Still, Whoopi got the last word: “I blame this woman,” she concluded. The host did admit though that the terrorists themselves were “boneheads.”
La La Anthony also joined the ladies on Tuesday’s gabfest.