Juan Williams: Pamela Geller Lights Fires To See How Fast Fire Dept. Responds

05/08/2015 10:29 am ET | Updated May 08, 2015

An interview with the woman behind the "Draw Mohammad" event in Texas got heated Thursday night when Fox News analyst Juan Williams accused her of provoking the consequential shooting.

Two men were shot and killed on Sunday outside of an art exhibit displaying caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad organized by Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

Geller sat down with Fox News' Sean Hannity to discuss the threats she has received following the contest, but things took a turn when guest Juan Williams stepped in and accused Geller of "intentionally" provoking the shooting. "She's like a pyromaniac who goes before the judge and says, 'I was setting those fires just to see how fast the fire department could respond," he said.

Hannity immediately disagreed and criticized Williams for blaming the victim, who he implied was Geller.

"Sean, the victim is dead," Williams responded. "[Geller] intentionally was provocative in her actions."

"I'm provocative?" Geller shouted. "No, murdering cartoonists is provocative!"

"What I find galling is that my motives are continuously questioned by the media," she continued. "Not the jihadis' motive -- my motives!"

Williams went on to say that he believes Geller is involved for the purpose of "self-promotion."

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