Dershowitz: Geller Critics Should Realize MLK Provoked, Too (VIDEO)

Megyn Kelly begins the segment with an exceptional opening statement about free speech, it's so good that guest Alan Dershowitz applauds her (literally)  and says Thomas Jefferson would be very proud.

Critics of Pamela Geller, organizer of the "Draw the Prophet" event in Garland, Texas last Sunday, should realize that while she may have intended to provoke a negative reaction from extreme Islamists, she shares something in common with civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., says Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.

"I don't want to make any comparisons morally or legally, but from a constitutional law point of view, there's no difference," Dershowitz said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File."

King purposely picked some of the cities he led protests in precisely in order to bring out the racists and show what kind of violent people they are, Dershowitz said

"It's part of the American tradition to provoke so that the world can see," he said.