How quickly some desperately want to assert that Timothy McVeigh was a Christian! This, in defensive response to the fact that the 9/11 killers were Muslim!
Actually, it appears that Mr. McVeigh was an agnostic for most, if not all of his adult life. He didn’t blow up the Federal Building in Oklahoma City in service to Jesus Christ. Sorry, but he just didn’t.
On the other hand, the 9/11 perpetrators saw their deed primarily as a faith-based initiative. So they were not nominal Muslims (which would not then be of interest). They explicitly and continuously invoked their faith in the wanton, deliberate, callous and calculated murder of 3,000 people.
This is a sad reality, to be sure, and completely at odds with peace-loving Muslims around the world. But it is an unavoidable reality as well.
Screaming down O’Reilly might have achieved something (?) on The View, but it didn’t obscure the bottom line truth.
The truth O’Reilly spoke is a truth the 9/11 killers-wanna-be-martyrs would have agreed with. It is not a biased characterization heaped on the perpetrators from the outside, it is the religious connection they openly and vehemently made for themselves.