(FreedomBeacon.com)- While on “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg defended Hamas and the Taliban, questioning whether they were actually part of “terrorist communities,” according to Mediaite.
The show began last week with co-host Sunny Hostin alleging that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pulled far-left squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar aside to rebuke her for her antisemitic comments made in a 2019 tweet. The tweet reportedly accused the United States of being influenced by Israel’s money.
Hostin claimed that Omar “never said anything like that again,” but the congresswoman attended an event shortly after her initial comments, suggesting that some people in the U.S. hold allegiance to a foreign country, referring to Israel. Pelosi tried covering up for the congresswoman’s comments by saying that Omar “has a different experience in the use of words.”
Co-host Sara Haines then mentioned yet another comment made by Omar that compared the United States to Hamas and the Taliban, correctly noting that these are “organized terrorist communities.”
“Depends on who you talk to,” Whoopi Goldberg intervened.
The U.S. reportedly designated these groups as terrorist organizations. Hamas, backed by Iran, has repeatedly engaged in conflict with Israel after launching rockets toward civilian centers. The official U.S. designation of Hamas is to perpetuate hate on the Jewish people.
The Taliban has not been identified as a terrorist organization, but its actions are reportedly in line with popular definitions. The group, which now heads Afghanistan after a botched U.S. withdrawal, is known for its violence, repression of women, and radical Islam.
Both organizations reportedly use different methods of terror. Hamas uses terror as a “means of coercion” whereas the Taliban uses terror as “a policy” to intimidate others into compliance.
Goldberg is correct when saying it “depends who you talk to,” according to Mediaite. But neither Hamas nor the Taliban would reportedly call themselves “terrorists,” and it is hard to imagine Goldberg would be referring to them.