How Muslims should respond to terror
May 25th, 2013
05:00 AM ET

How Muslims should respond to terror

"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

By Fareed Zakaria

The sheer barbarism of the attack on a British soldier in Woolwich is really beyond comprehension – the alleged murderers are said to have hacked the victim to death, waited for the police to arrive, and seemed to encourage people to videotape their brutality.

And yet, we have to search for some way to think about what appears to be our future.

Terrorism used to be about something big and dramatic. But perhaps because groups like al Qaeda are on the run, their people hunted, their money tracked, their hideouts bombed, Woolwich and Boston have become the new faces of terror – a few people, disturbed or fanatical, radicalized by things they have read or watched, decide to commit evil.

How do you detect this kind of danger? It seems impossible.

This was the first terrorist killing on British soil since the London bus and subway bombings in 2005. In fact, since the Madrid and London bombings, there have been just three times that Islamic terrorists have killed people in Western Europe – Woolwich, the equally gruesome 2012 murders in France that killed French soldiers and children and a Rabbi, and the killing of U.S. soldiers in Frankfurt.

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Europe's governments have been doing a good job with police and counter-terrorism work – and that might explain the relative calm of recent years. They have also done a much better job than in the past at reaching out and helping to integrate their Muslim communities. And the communities have been responding much more strongly against these isolated acts committed by murderers in the name of Islam.

The Muslim Council of Britain issued an unequivocal statement condemning the latest killing, supporting British soldiers, and urging the police to do whatever it needed to, unhindered and unhampered. That is precisely the kind of statement all leaders of Muslim communities need to make whenever one of these kinds of attacks takes place.

I understand the feeling that some have that they should not be held responsible for the actions of a few perverted madmen. But the trouble is that these madmen claim that they are killing in the name of Islam and someone has to refute their claims – as often as they make them.

Now...the alleged murderer in Woolwich claimed that he was retaliating against British soldiers killing Muslims in Afghanistan.

I wish Muslim leaders would make the point that British – and American and other allied soldiers – are in Afghanistan at the invitation of the democratically elected government of that country. They are defending that government and Muslims every day from terrorist attacks and insurgent warfare. If these people want to protest the killing of Muslims, they should direct their wrath at the Taliban and al Qaeda and other jihadi groups because they are the ones who are killing Muslims and many others.

We need to hear this message more often and more loudly.

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  1. guest

    I think the greatest concern is the fact that these wars (Afghanistan and iraq) have created a more dangerous world. As a Muslim American, I strongly condemn the killing of anyone by any religion, corperation, or idealogy. 9/11 was a horrific event. The fact is that Muslims overseas need dialogue and diplomacy in dealing with problems, not bombs and threats. This war of idealogies needs to stop because in the end innocent people die. We need peace in this world!!!!

    May 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  2. gest

    Muslims are saying that they do not like Western civilization – so why they are moving to Europe and America – the only answer is: terrorism

    May 25, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Reply
  3. Peace

    Religions are the biggest curse on human race. Even the softest ones like Buddhism has done mass killings (in Ancient South India and modern Srilanka). We human hate , fight and kill each other for something that is not visible nor audible and we know this thing that is called God only becoz old books talk about it..
    The day religions vanish will be a true Independence day. Until then we will continue to hate each other

    May 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      the day religion vanishes you will have World War Three!!!
      since the memory of your World War Two is now slowly fading away...........

      June 11, 2013 at 2:24 am | Reply
  4. Jo Black

    Why Muslims do not respond to terror: They know their own kind. They will be targeted (the sooner).

    May 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  5. dd

    When Islam denies basic rights to women! When Islam treats women like dogs! When Islam ignores half of the population (women) in their advancement of knowledge .... Islam is barbarianism at its worse. Islam has not left the 7th century. Until Islam frees women to be equals, the uncivilized nature of Muslims will dominate the world. It is really that simple.

    May 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      Islam does not treat women like dogs. islam treats women like mothers and daughters and wives. which i can understand is worst then being a dog in your culture.

      but worry not. today's children are tomorrows future. keep treating women like men, and only muslims will be left on this planet. and dogs.

      June 11, 2013 at 2:27 am | Reply
  6. Reality

    Not every muslim is a terrorist. But every terrorist is a muslim.

    As soon as their population increases they will start demanding their own laws and try to implement on others.
    look at whats happening in Kashmir,Europe... In Kashmir pandits welcomed them. Now they have kicked out all pandits from kashmir. Even in some parts of villages in India where their population is more they try to kick out other religion poeple.

    Any answer to this from any muslims.

    May 25, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Reply
    • mxh

      All terrorists are muslims because when a non-muslim commits an act of terror, no one ever calls them a terrorist. The media has reserved that term for muslims, it seems.

      May 26, 2013 at 12:04 am | Reply
    • moom

      fu all that's the answer after reading all the hateful comments

      May 26, 2013 at 12:27 am | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      >> Not every muslim is a terrorist. But every terrorist is a muslim.<<

      hmmm. that statement makes ABSOLUTELY no sense! because George Bush, Dic k Cheney and Blair are not muslim?

      June 11, 2013 at 2:29 am | Reply
  7. Some Educated Black Guy

    As an American (born and raised), I've seen a lot of collateral damage in the middle east as a result of the war on terror. It is never going to solve the problem if we keep throwing violence at violence. We are only going to inspire the children and family of those killed to seek revenge. I am not justifying terror ever, just saying that our retaliation can at times appear to be persecution. We need to approach this situation with precision and think about the consequences of our actions both here and aboard, and over time. God bless the USA, and may all people know HIM.

    Black Guy

    May 25, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Reply
  8. Midgick

    Sorry Fareed,
    What I really see is another Crusade. This time it's Europe expelling all Muslims by hook or by crook. I really feel that a Hoily war is about to happen
    in Europe and other Continents. The Muslim community can say we abhor all of this violence but they don't stop it.
    Unforetuately it's their way or the highway.
    I hope I'm wrong. But I don't think so. It feels like it's going to happen, it tastes like it's going to happen and it smells like it's going to happen.
    I am an avid student of history and I see the same patterns that happened in the past and will happen in the future.

    May 25, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Reply
  9. The Dude

    They should give up their religion. So should christians, jews, and anyone else who is still a child and worships a space ghost.

    May 25, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • mxh

      Yep. The only way to world peace is to get everyone to stop believing that its okay to ruin the world they live in because they'll be going to a "better place" after they die.

      May 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm | Reply
  10. rhscnative

    Is there something about the construct of Islam itself that psychologically alters people to become killing machines? If you are raised in Islam does it damage your psyche to the point of being a murderer? This needs to be studied. This is a sickness.

    May 25, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      if muslims are killing machines than what are the people who

      – gassed 6,000,000 jews and gypsies to death
      – caused World War One and millions of death
      – caused World War Two and even more millions of deaths
      – created communism that ended up causing even more millions of deaths

      June 11, 2013 at 2:33 am | Reply
  11. Midgick

    The problem between the Christian world and the Moslem World is that a long time ago European Christians went to the Hoily Land seeking fame and fortune. The Molems unde Saladen completely rebuffed this B.S. and the rave was on. Hows going to change thr World Christianity or Mulims?? It was religeous ideology then and it's the sme now. What we have are TWO competing religens competeing for the gold ring. Then it was swords, arrows and such. Now it's nuclear bombs.
    You all have to sit down and face the real facts between both religeons. ither agree to live and let live. or suffer the consequences. It's very simple and very complex.

    May 25, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Reply
    • flouik

      You know let's agree to agree for once so we can all live instead of these stupid arguments, we as arab and specially Moroccans have a lot of blood in our hands as well, remember the Andalous ( the moors) we invaded Europe and stayed in their lands for 700 years that sounds a lot worse than 50 or 60 years of imperialism, Israel existed in the holly land and we chased them out of it to establish a palestinian state, these are facts in our own books.
      We did all this because we think we are better and our religion is better, we are snubs
      We have lost the war, and we should move on, instead of fueling these radicals and drive them to outrageous crimes, We arabs need to take another look around, and stop living in denial, and maybe just maybe start endorsing peace as strengh

      May 26, 2013 at 7:32 am | Reply
  12. KICK OUT ALL MUSLIMS NOW

    All the proof is in the Koran and in all the Hadiths.
    Islam is a lie, and that does not stop them from using it to kill.
    Some take only what is closest in seeking something to try their hardest at doing.
    All they know is the vicious hatred enshrined in the Koran. Their cultures all reflect this violence.
    There is only peace to other Muslims. When they say "religion of peace", they mean "only peace towards other Muslims" and deliberately leave this out – proving them liars to our faces.
    Ignorant, violent, brutal, hating females and children, unable to reject their brainwashing that envelopes their world, Muslims are the biggest threat to any peace in the world and all non-Muslims, even those brainwashed into other religions, should all band together to utterly reject Islam, Muslims, and their brutal cultures.
    It is time to quarantine all Muslims from countries that do not want to be terrorized any longer.
    The BEST SOLUTION to Islamic terrorism is to REJECT all Muslims, because it is from that group of brutal, brainwashed, ignorant humans that ALL of these terrorists come from. They cannot reject the lie that is burned into their brains.
    Thus we must reject them and remove the immediate threat.
    That IS a solution that actually will WORK EFFECTIVELY.
    Either de-program these robots of insanity, or kick them out. There are no other rational options!

    May 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      well said from the people who gave us the jewish holocaust. rounding up jews and gypsies and gassing them in factory-like death camps to the tune of 6,000,000.

      yes, please do advise us on what to do about muslims. thank you.

      June 11, 2013 at 2:36 am | Reply
  13. Altee11

    Are Islamic leaders in America and other places afraid of the tyrannical leaders of groups that call themselves Islamic in places such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, and Lebanon? All of these countries have leaders of groups who have gang-like mentalities, but couch their actions in religion. These are some very tough people. Are they bullying around everyone else around the world in places such as the UK, USA, and France?

    May 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Reply
  14. Altee11

    Fareed is right.

    May 25, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Reply
    • KICK OUT ALL MUSLIMS NOW

      Fareed is a liar, an apologist who deliberately lies and distorts in the name of multi-culturalism, deliberately lying about the very real threat of Islamic brainwashing every chance he gets. He is also a plagiarist.
      He should be fired and never rehired.

      May 25, 2013 at 11:53 pm | Reply
  15. 6797777

    We want a mushy Islam that doesn't mention the words of the prophet regarding infidels.

    May 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Reply
  16. jim

    "Perverted madmen"? They are simply doing what the Koran instructs you to do. There may be moderate Muslims, but there is no moderate Islam.

    May 26, 2013 at 12:07 am | Reply
  17. Tom Hartman

    They COULD volunteer as a group for the one way mission to Mars CNN wrote about the other day...?

    May 26, 2013 at 12:18 am | Reply
  18. Stevo

    For one thing, the Imams could stop teaching hatred of Jews. Swedish Jews are leaving Sweden because so many Somalis and Arab Muslims have moved there that now it isn't safe for them. Synagogue burnings, beatings by Muslim gangs, and constant verbal attacks have made Malmo, Sweden a hell for Jews, even though they are long time citizens. Maybe the Arabs just need to grow up.

    May 26, 2013 at 12:23 am | Reply
  19. Sami Obeidy

    Why isn't there an article named "How the US participated in genocides of Muslims"? I mean, just to be fair and understand both sides of the story...

    May 26, 2013 at 1:03 am | Reply
    • Greenie

      Well how about you explain to NON Muslims why the Sunni feel it necessary to MURDER the Shiites? That certainly has nothing to do with Americans. Or why Muslims feel it necessary to destroy ANCIENT artifacts such as the Buddha statues? Or why it necessary to destroy Judaic tombs? And why they feel it necessary to build Mosques on other religions historic sites? Why must Islam "convert by the sword"?? Let's face it ALL religions are a problem! But yours currently is a global problem!

      May 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Reply
  20. Robin Jones

    Finally, a lucid and unambiguous statement of opinion by Fareed Zakaria. Long overdue and very welcome.

    May 26, 2013 at 1:14 am | Reply
  21. miamiinfidel

    Islam's greatest contribution to the modern world is its ability to blame others for its adherents' failure to produce ANYTHING aside from murder.

    We need a bumper sticker which says - Islam: prescribing divine-mandated murder and abhorring scientific logic since 632 AD.

    But, of course, that would be "racist"....

    May 26, 2013 at 1:15 am | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      here are some of the contributions of islam to the modern world:

      – not starting world war one
      – not starting world war two
      – not inventing communism and the ensuing millions killed in its name
      – not gassing 6,000,000 jews and gypsies to death in europe
      – not inventing or manufacturing 97.2% of the world's weapons of mass destruction

      not a bad contribution to the modern world i dare say. i am sure the 100,000,000 dead people due to the above would appreciate.

      June 11, 2013 at 2:57 am | Reply
  22. Salif Qazy

    As a muslim I condemn all acts of terrorism and the killing of innocents. I say this loud and clear for all to hear.

    Islam has been perverted by a handful of radicals. It has happened to all faiths. And Islam is in dire need of a reformation. A re-reading of the Quran to understand what the true word of 'submission' means. Right now the interpretation of the Quran is in the hands of the clergy who denounce as apostates anyone who does not agree with them.

    Unfortunately, the people here who are express a vitriolic hatred towards Islam are no different than the radical muslims who express hatred toward the West. Most wars are started for nothing more than economic gain. WWI and II, Vietnam, Iraq, the list goes on. It is the worst elements of human nature, bigotry and hatred, that need to be healed and reformed, not just one religion.

    May 26, 2013 at 1:21 am | Reply
    • miamiinfidel

      "Islam has been perverted by a handful of radicals. It has happened to all faiths."

      Correct. Now it's on you, as a Muslim, to fix it.

      May 26, 2013 at 1:35 am | Reply
      • Salif Qazy

        I'll do my part, you do yours. As I said: It is the worst elements of human nature, bigotry and hatred, that need to be healed and reformed, not just one religion.

        So "first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye."

        May 26, 2013 at 1:44 am |
  23. Jesse Pinkman

    Muslims are liars and the worst people on earth. You want peace? Then you must get rid of Muslims. There will never be peace while Muslims are here.

    May 26, 2013 at 1:53 am | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      well, thats exactly what you were saying about the jews 80 odd years ago. and look where that got you once you started "getting rid" of them. now you want to do the same to muslims. don't you ever learn?

      June 11, 2013 at 3:00 am | Reply
  24. Rashed Abdullah

    I really don’t understand why does the media focus only on Christians hurt by terrorists and ignores Muslims who are victims of those terrorists. Three days ago a Saudi security guard was killed by a member of alqaeda in Taif prison in Saudi Arabia. Unfortunately, this incidence was deliberately ignored by all western media and no one paid attention to it. If you are victims we are victims too. If you fight them, we fight them too. If you want the truth go and read how Saudi Arabia government and its citizens have destroyed alqaeda between 2002 to now. We killed them everywhere and the rest is in prison at this moment. They cannot breathe. We Muslims as a majority are targeted by those extremists. They call us non-believers and must die since we did not agree with their evil thoughts. We fight them to protect our religion, country and citizens. Although they call themselves Muslims, their beliefs are against Islam. “ whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely” Almaaida, verse 34.

    May 26, 2013 at 2:16 am | Reply
    • KICK OUT ALL MUSLIMS NOW

      I am not seeing any fatwahs against any Islamic teacher by anyone in Islam.
      Not even the Saudis are targeting these voices of psychosis because they are in line with the Koran.
      You can keep lying about what is Islam, or you can admit the truth and remove yourselves from every non-Muslim country to acquire peace for your Islamic lie within your own countries.
      Nothing about your religion has any legitimacy. It is based on lies and rules that say to kill every non-Muslim.
      I've read the Koran. Your lies are very obvious to me.
      If your religion was to be peaceful only, then it would not be Islam, but a new religion.
      There is nothing stopping you from creating yet another batch of lies that speak of imaginary beings who do nothing real, and making new rules that you enforce just as much as the ones you have now.
      You are schizophrenic and violent because you are brainwashed. It is your culture that reflects this.
      Your culture rejects peace with non-Muslims, rejects the rights of non-Muslims, and refuses to follow the laws of the countries you invade with your hatred of all that is peaceful or honest ruling your eyes.

      May 26, 2013 at 3:04 am | Reply
      • Saleem Hatoum

        Bhanchout...........tareee maaa kee chut may mera launddh....

        May 26, 2013 at 12:29 pm |
    • Mohabbat

      If their beliefs are against Islam then why don't u declare them Murtad like you did for Salman Rushdie??

      May 26, 2013 at 11:22 am | Reply
    • Gerg

      Does Al Jazeer report on Muslim on Muslim killings? Al Quaeda killing of uslims? Do Muslims report on Muslims killing Muslims? Do Muslims actively denounce terrorism? What are Muslims doing abuot eradicating the terrible plague of facist-Islam?

      May 26, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  25. Kumar

    Well, let us all take efforts to stop the violence in the world. While the actions of terrorists are unforgivable, let us also not be too eager to invade countries, especially when not provoked. If Iraq had not been invaded, I believe the world would have been more peaceful. Anyway, what's done is done, at least let us close up the Afghanistan chapter, and let the world heal.

    May 26, 2013 at 3:00 am | Reply
    • Mohabbat

      Which Islamic country did India invade to deserve Mumbai 26/11??? which country did Sweden invade? which country did the Philippines invade to deserve beheadings by Abu Saiyef in Mindanao? or what did the Australian kids enjoying themselves in Bali do to deserve being blown up?? What did Buddhists do to Islam that the ancient Bamiyan Buddhas should be blasted away??? why is it so difficult to understand and speak the truth about Islam???

      May 26, 2013 at 11:20 am | Reply
  26. BO Lies

    ANYTHING short of complete condemnation is approval.

    May 26, 2013 at 3:08 am | Reply
  27. Jane

    FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky (CNN) - Four U.S. soldiers accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl and slaying her sister and their parents that occurred south of Baghdad.One of the soldiers, 23-year-old Army Spec. James P. Barker, told an Army criminal investigator that after the killings he poured kerosene on the girl's bullet-ridden body, according to testimony in August at a military hearing. The girl's father, mother and five-year-old sister were also killed, according to military officials.

    May 26, 2013 at 3:37 am | Reply
    • Gerg

      And...your point? Yes, they are criminals – murderers - if in fact what you reort is true. Other American soldiers have been rbought to justice for their criminal acts. BUT, their acts are not of a collective terrorism born and bred by the Lsamic Facists – the murderous and fanatical Muslims that cannot be restrained by their own culture. There is no similarity between the two except perhaps the klling of innocents. BUT, the are cearly very different and cannto be compared in the context of what the Muslim culture has cultivated in these Al Qaeda murderers.

      May 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Reply
  28. K

    Gee... ya think?

    May 26, 2013 at 3:48 am | Reply
  29. kenny

    i guess most people are too stupid to understand the mentality of someone who feels they have been wronged. so here goes... china invades the US and bans religion. anyone that even admits they have faith is executed. how would we react??? would we fight with every possible option we had? would be do heinous things to chinese soldiers? would we try and terrorize them? ... yes ... we would... and now you know what muslims want and will do to us for hurting them... its that simple. no one has the high ground... violence begets violence and you can't justify it as casualties of war

    May 26, 2013 at 4:48 am | Reply
  30. KICK OUT ALL MUSLIMS NOW

    In the book, Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat, written by Dr. Peter Hammond, he explores the topic of the impact that an increasing Muslim population has on that society. The lists below illustrate the Muslim population status of countries around the world, and exactly what changes to the societies can be expected according to Hammond.

    The book as well as the author are controversial, but the topic is definitely something that needs to be explored and understood. From the book:

    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part being regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:

    United States – Muslim 0.6%
    Australia – Muslim 1.5%
    Canada – Muslim 1.9%
    China – Muslim 1.8%
    Italy – Muslim 1.5%
    Norway – Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:

    Denmark – Muslim 2%
    Germany – Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom – Muslim 2.7%
    Spain – Muslim 4%
    Thailand – Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves – along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:

    France – Muslim 8%
    Philippines – 5%
    Sweden – Muslim 5%
    Switzerland – Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands – Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago – Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:

    Guyana – Muslim 10%
    India – Muslim 13.4%
    Israel – Muslim 16%
    Kenya – Muslim 10%
    Russia – Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia – Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia – Muslim 40%
    Chad – Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon – Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and ***ya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania – Muslim 70%
    Malaysia – Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar – Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan – Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh – Muslim 83%
    Egypt – Muslim 90%
    Gaza – Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia – Muslim 86.1%
    Iran – Muslim 98%
    Iraq – Muslim 97%
    Jordan – Muslim 92%
    Morocco – Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan – Muslim 97%
    Palestine – Muslim 99%
    Syria – Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan – Muslim 90%
    Turkey – Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates – Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' – the Islamic House of Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan – Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia – Muslim 100%
    Somalia – Muslim 100%
    Yemen – Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

    May 26, 2013 at 4:56 am | Reply
    • Edwin

      What I find most telling is the total disconnect between the problems you describe and the countries you list. In other words, you make a completely faulty argument.

      If what you wrote were true, the troubles would increase as the population percentage increases. Unfortunately or you, that is not remotely the case. All along the spectrum are countries with dramatically fewer problems than suggested – and a couple that have more problems.

      The inescapable conclusion is that your argument is false. If it comes from the book you list, that suggests the book is full of bogus half-truths and nonsense.

      May 26, 2013 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • B(iraq) Hussein Osama

      one could make the same analysis about blacks, jews, and european people!! wherever their percentages go up, certain types of illnesses become prevelant. World Wars, Weapons of Mass Destruction proliferation, AIDS to name a few.

      TOTALLY BLINKERED ANALYSIS

      Muslims are not responsible for the most serious massacres and wars of the last 100 years. They are simple bystanders, often victims, watching non-Muslims fight out bizarre deadly conflicts with weapons so scary, you would nt make them up in your nightmare.

      Muslims did not gas jews and gypsies to the tune of 6,000,000. Europeans did! The ABSOLUTELY WORST example of intolerance of minorities is not Muslims, its YOU yourself, the person writing this analysis!!!

      June 11, 2013 at 3:26 am | Reply
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