October 11th, 2014
10:46 PM ET

Let's be honest: Islam has a problem today

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By Fareed Zakaria

When television host Bill Maher declares on his weekly show that "the Muslim world...has too much in common with ISIS," and the author, Sam Harris (a guest on his show) concurs, arguing that "Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas," I understand why people get upset. Maher and Harris made crude simplifications and exaggerations.

And yet, they were also talking about something real. I know all the arguments against speaking of Islam as violent and reactionary. It is a vast world of 1.6 billion people. Places such as Indonesia and India have hundreds of millions of Muslims who don't fit these caricatures. That's why Maher and Harris are guilty of simplification and exaggeration.

But let's be honest: Islam has a problem today...There is a cancer of extremism within Islam today. A small minority of Muslims celebrate violence and intolerance, and harbor deeply reactionary attitudes towards women and minorities. And while some moderates confront these extremists, not enough do so and the protests are not loud enough. How many mass rallies have been held against ISIS in the Arab world today?

But now the caveat, Islam today, is important.

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  1. Alfredos

    Are ISIS really extreme or they just emulating their so called prophet Mohammed? Mohammed emphasized forced conversion to his beliefs, beheading and complete domination of women. Horrible, but it was the 6th century. The scary thing is that 1400 years later with all of the worlds modern advances that Islamist still buy into this madness!

    October 12, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Reply
  2. Tired of religious extremists of any stripe

    Hatred and fear, promulgated in the name of God, is simply used to mobilize the ignorant and fill armies with angry fighters who can't see beyond the ends of their gun barrels. The people at the top use these tactics to get money and power. It seems obvious to us in the US, watching from afar, this is what's going on in the Middle East.

    And yet, especially in the US, people keep falling for the very same thing. The next time a politician tries to scare you...or make you hate someone or something...ask yourself what they're hiding. How are they profiting from this? Why, if they have your best interests at heart, are they trying to turn you against your neighbor? Because that's not in your interest, or in the best interests of the country.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Reply
  3. Blue Saffron

    What Al Qaeda and ISIS have achieved is franchising their brand and shaking up the so called pseudo "world order".

    October 12, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Reply
    • Nightscout

      What al Qaeda and isis have achieved is to show that Islam and its followers are nothing but a barbaric cult, yes there are moderates, but not may. So, if they are you prime example of what Islam stands for, you have a bigger problem than any of us can help you with. You need help beyond what available on earth. Good luck.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Reply
  4. Blue Saffron

    ISIS is a multinational. It is bigger than US Steel.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Reply
    • Joe

      You were given oil to do something constructive with it. Instead you've used it for your own destruction while some of the world constructs with less resources. The end of al this hate is still hell even for your glorified witch Mohammad. Its easier for the rich goatherds to die out. We'll be watching.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Reply
    • worldblogger10

      Blue safrron,

      What's really going to happen is that you will blow yourself up.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  5. marget dumor

    The world needs a savior and it has to be someone who can educate the indoctrinated billions to the fact that religion of any stripe is the biggest con job in human history. Only then will humankind be able to move on with the task of making this planet a decent place to live.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:15 pm | Reply
    • RangerDOS

      Oh hum... Whatever...

      October 12, 2014 at 7:02 pm | Reply
  6. Blue Saffron

    To those who wish ill to Islam and threaten to eradicate it, let me convey this to you. You will be eradicated well before Islam. That is our promise to you. You look at muslims with evil eyes those eyes will become glass eyes. Taje that to the bank. The time has come to separate boys from men. Giddyup. Now don't run away.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:18 pm | Reply
    • Name*ben

      Islam and all religons need to go. No sense to destroy life over fairytales

      October 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Reply
      • Blue Saffron

        Islam transcends everything, trumps every religion. Islam is bigger than a religion. It is a way of life. It cannot be widhed away. It permeates your soul. Your psyche. Your being here and hereinafter.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm |
      • John

        Pure hatred

        October 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm |
    • dirksterdude

      I see your problem. You put a religion that is supposed to celebrate your way of life and your beliefs above the God it supposedly supports. In other words your religion is more important to you than God. Maybe you should rethink your beliefs and at the same time learn better English or use a spell checker?

      October 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Reply
    • Jules

      You are really a funny little man. You guys have been to my house and you are either dead or imprisoned. That was a day when we were weak and had mercy. The days of mercy are becoming just a faded memory. But look on the bright side, you will get a bunch of virgins Too bad you guys prefer little boys.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Reply
    • Calvin

      Now you are in colonial trap. That is want they want you to say in order to steal the rest of your resources.
      We can have a better world, we can share a lot of this planet resources peacefully, we can look at the people not based on what they believe but base on what they are doing.
      What capitalism (unlimited greed) is planning is to have "Clash of Civilization" instead of class war, divide the people and conquer them.
      In 1914 human being was in far better situation than today. We were thinking about equality. The war against equality(socialism) with the help of corporate media made us selfish. We should try to love every human being my friend.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:01 pm | Reply
    • NVMUR

      Huh. Seriously?.
      If you the Muslims and Islam do not believe in this, THEN IT IS NOT A RELIGION. it is only hatred cult. and you were threatening INDIA in your other post. grow baby grow up. you need some psychological evaluation as do all those jihadists.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:32 pm | Reply
    • BJNJ

      you are a sicko. You and people who believe like you need to be eradicated.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Reply
    • Thor odenson

      Your prophet was a pedophile who married a 6 year old and consummated he marriage when she was 9. You and your followers have been lied to and follow a false god. In fact, there is no god.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:43 pm | Reply
    • Max Trek

      The astonishing thing is that some people will emigrate to the "west", get educated, enjoy all the rights and privileges that a modern democratic society offers them and then they will start denigrating the very same system that allowed them all these privileges. Islam in today's form and democracy are diametrically opposed and cannot coexist within the same society because islam is not a religion but a socio-political, economic system from the 1st millennium that encompasses every aspect of human life.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Reply
    • Max Trek

      Just don't emigrate to western countries for the education and all the privileges and stay in your glorious muslim countries. We can all live together in peace.

      October 12, 2014 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • RangerDOS

      The only people loosing the big battles is ISIS, and if ISIS is a representation of Islam, well there you go. ISIS is composed of a bunch of Islamic criminals, no different than the gangs of neoNazis or the Crips and the Bloods. Gang bangers with tanks. If Islam wants to make a good name for itself then be the top dog in the fight against them, and that by the way, would be the Suadis mostly.

      October 12, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • dike

      What sh1t, eyes will turn into glass??, is this what you have been brainwashed into by your madrasas

      October 13, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Reply
  7. Cheung Stan SR

    Simply said, that was the most correct and non provocative comment I have heard in a very long time. A lot of people standing in the foreground of media etc are "feeding" off of bad situations fir their own gain and excel and thereby fueling a fire which consumes peace in this world. Your comment made my day. Almost everybody is trying to manipulate things....ISIS...... And even maybe Maher. Time to get real. Miss u Kiki!

    October 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm | Reply
  8. Blue Saffron

    "Fareed Zakaria, read my lips. Your biased bigotted reporting has been met with disdain. How will you look your children in the eyes and explain to them the polluted legacy that you have left them behind. Your logic is flawed. Your facts are wrong. Your journalism is unethical. "

    October 12, 2014 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • Martian Tiddlelewinks

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA, that's some funny stuff tovarich.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Reply
    • Scott

      Do you have a real argument or just baseless blather?

      October 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm | Reply
      • CousinDNA

        Scott, your comment represents of the history of Islam – useless blather. It is the retelling of the Jewish stories as told to Muhammad for the first 40 years of his life. He then retold the stories with his own personal bias thrown in for good measure. Islam was spread by the sword, which appears to be the case today.

        October 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm |
  9. Blue Saffron

    The battlefields are today the killing fields of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan. Tomorrow, God willing it will be India. Come and try to fight Islam. Come and try to defeat Islam. This is your chance. Because if you don't then you in turn will be urned/pyred.
    As Clint Eastwood said, "Make my Day."

    October 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Reply
    • Alfredos

      Everything Muslims base existence on has been a lie. Mohammed wasn't a prophet.. Illiterate Mohammed created the Koran. There is no such thing as an Allah being and there is absolutely no magical afterlife with virgins... There is also no such thing as Satan but their are evil people that act evil. Islamist certainly are pure evil with their 7th century belief system...

      October 12, 2014 at 5:36 pm | Reply
      • Samy Bashir

        You just ruptured your artery to the brain. Rest in peace.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm |
      • Calvin

        Probably one of those christian bigots that the more they kill muslims they feel closer to Jesus.

        October 12, 2014 at 6:07 pm |
      • dike

        I wonder what muslim women get after life, I think they believe it is still virgins that's why you don't see so many women suicide bombers, unless they are lesb.

        October 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm |
    • Big Boosey

      I think you foolishly underestimate our nuclear deterrent. If you really become an out of control threat, we'll drop a neutron bomb on you and Russia and China will likely agree.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Reply
      • Calvin

        There is a simpler solution. Leave middle east to its own people and respect international laws.

        October 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm |
    • Joe

      Mohammad was either a charlatan or a glorified witch. He just set you guys up to try and destroy the world but it might just turn out the other way round. Its easier for the goatherds to die out

      October 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm | Reply
      • Calvin

        Another Fascist, decedent of Hitler

        October 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm |
  10. Paul Cooper

    Islam was founded by a murdering rapist and child molester trying to convince people to follow his banner by instilling in them the fear of God and the idea that obedience to him was a religious duty. ISIS are the true Muslims; the moderate Muslims of Indonesia are something else. If they had any sense at all, they would stop calling themselves Muslims. But then of course, if they do so, Mohammed decreed that they must be killed. Kind of a Catch-22 there.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Reply
    • Samy Bashir

      Did Ebola get you too? High fever?

      October 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Reply
      • Paul Cooper

        Is that supposed to be some kind of rebuttal? Or are you simply admitting that what I wrote is true. Mohammed was a murderer, he was a rapist, and he did preach death to all non-believers. If the muslims in Indonesia don't support that version of Islam, then they aren't true Muslims, any more than Christians who preach death and destruction to their enemies are Christians. You can't refuse the fundamental positions of the faith and still be one of the faithful.

        The ebola was a nice touch though. So current. It's just a shame that's all you had to offer.

        October 12, 2014 at 9:05 pm |
    • Calvin

      How about jesus? Who was him? A myth that was used to build inquisition.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Reply
    • KEITH

      You are right on the money!!

      October 12, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  11. roguediplomat

    Does anyone say that Buddhism has a "problem" after 10s of thousands Tamil Hindus were killed during the Sri Lankan civil war or recent anti-Muslim violence in Thailand and Burma by Buddhist extremists? Is there much discussion or outrage about Hindu extremism? The US war in Iraq ripped open sectarian hatreds and outside Arab funding unleashed ISIS, Islamaphobia and racism in Europe motivated the legions of recruits from the West, while money enticed traditionally secular Central Asians. Broad-brush, ill-informed condemnation of Islam as inherently violent only fuels the fire.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • jn

      Do budhists kill shouting "buddha is great"? Have you heard of any hindu killing shouting "ram is great"?
      Second there is nothing in either budhism or hinduism that supports killing of people in the indiscriminate manner that the isil is employing. There are plenty of verses in the quran and in the actions of muhammad that support beheading of prisoners and non believers.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Reply
      • KEITH

        It is refreshing that we still have intelligent people like jn in the world. He/She is correct. Islam is a cult of hate and destruction and is not comparible to other religions.

        October 12, 2014 at 7:50 pm |
  12. Samy Bashir

    Our mission is simple. Regional control by 2015. Our vision is focused, global domination by 2017. WE WILL solve all world's problems and take it to its zenith never seen in modern times. I am Zane Abdulla and I approve this message. I am proud to be a muslim. Islam is my religion and my way of life. It is better than yours.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm | Reply
    • John

      Mine does not kill innocent people. Yours is a group of murderous liars.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Reply
      • Samy Bashir

        PARDON ME:::: BUT------>>>>>

        There are 4 million muslims being subjected to genocide in Indian Occupied Kashmir by Hindus. Hundreds of thousands have been killed.

        Over 20,000 muslims have been killed by hindus in Gujarat

        About 6 million Palestinian muslims have been made homeless and their lands taken away by jews in collaboration with Americans/British et al. One million have been killed.

        175 million muslims in India are living in oppression, subjugated by hindus and therefore seeking independence.

        300,000 muslims have been killed in Iraq by western forces

        250,000 muslims have been killed in Afghanistan by NATO.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm |
      • John

        Playing the part of the victim are we?

        October 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm |
      • jn

        If muslims are so subjugated in India, why do they not go to pakistan ( that haven for people like osama bin laden).

        By the way, have the sunnis of pakistan completely massacred the ahmadiyas and shias or are any left in pakistan?

        October 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm |
      • KEITH

        Oh.. I love the one about Jews taking land.. This is the biggest lie of our times.. Jews were given their incestrial homeland back by the UN after WWII... They accepted a small splinter of land on the map as long as they were left to be in peace. Muslim countries tried to annex their land and murder all jews in the 6 day war (including men and children). Jews fought back, destroyed hundreds of bomb filled planes, and protected their people... There are also millions of muslims living in Israel today.... How sick are people who try to twist history and lie to protect terror organizations like Hamas.... Pathetic...

        October 12, 2014 at 7:55 pm |
      • Geebs

        Samy,

        Have you though it through? The reason moslums are "persecuted" is because those that are "persecuting" you are in actuality, fighting for their lives...against you?

        Your religion, way of life, whatever... IS NOT WANTED!!!

        October 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm |
    • jn

      Does your way of life also include beheading of people like the isil's does? Obviously they are also msulims, right? You must be really proud of their "superior" ways.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm | Reply
    • Max Trek

      Good! Be happy with it and build your own society and don't try to impose it on others. I will share a true story: my sister was visiting Australia a couple of years ago and she decided to go the the beach with her son. While she was coming back from the beach she noticed a commotion nearby. There were 5 bearded guys who were walking abreast shoulder to shoulder and chanting something. Then all of a sudden they walked up to 2 young girls in bikinis and spit on the ground in front of them and started saying derogatory things about western society and culture. My point is, why did you emigrate to a country whose culture you despise?

      October 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  13. Samy Bashir

    GOD BLESS ISLAM

    Religion that we love.
    Stand beside her, and guide her
    Thru the night with a light from above.
    From Myanmar to Kashmir to Karachi and onto New Delhi/Europe and USA.
    And to the oceans, white with foam
    GOD BLESS ISLAM, Our religion sweet way of life.
    Religion to the rich and poor and needy,
    Way of life to the Muslims, Christians, Hinddosz, Sikhs and Buddhists and everyone else
    GOD BLESS ISLAM, the religion of Peace the Beautiful and the Brave.
    AMEN AMEN AMEN

    October 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Reply
    • Alfredos

      The Koran is a complete rip off of Judaism and Christianity... Judaism existed 2000 years before Mohammed created Islam. Christianity was around 600 years before Islam. Buddhism and Hinduism all around long before Islam. Yet somehow the world prospered... What were the Arabs doing before Mohammed ..?

      October 12, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Reply
    • jn

      Why does God need to bless islam? Because it is not from God and is in urgent need of God's blessings?

      October 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm | Reply
    • Raj

      Have you been to India? In India Hindus, Muslims, Christians live in lot better peace than Pakistan. Ask an Indian Muslim to move to Pakistan and he/she will kill themselves rather than moving to unholy pot hole that you have created called Pakistan. The reason Indian Muslims are not terrorist is because they are educated, they have freedom and they live in 21st century and are not stuck to 10th century values like you are preaching. So either wake up from your delusional life.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Reply
      • Samy Bashir

        People in India are starving. Most live in slums. It smells like s hitt. There are no toilets. Raype galore. People defecate on streets. Why would any normal person wanna go to hell in India. You guys are cannibals.

        October 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm |
      • dike

        These Paakis are so envious of successful India all they can do is think India is a terrible place to live and convince themselves that their country ruled by muslim terrorists is a better place to live.

        October 13, 2014 at 7:14 pm |
  14. Samy Bashir

    Our mission is simple. Regional control by 2015. Our vision is focused, global domination by 2017. WE WILL solve all world's problems and take it to its zenith never seen in modern times. I am Samy Bashir and I approve this message. I am proud to be a muslim. Islam is my religion and my way of life. It is better than yours.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:47 pm | Reply
    • John

      World domination. Go to hell.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:49 pm | Reply
      • Samy Bashir

        Yes. World domination. You have failed to solve global problems. We will solve them for you.
        Israel will be relocated for starters, to America. We will build them a Jerusalem in Washington D.C.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:54 pm |
    • susanhelit

      Interesting how every country dominated by Islam is doing crappy. Magnify that by the whole world, and our world sinks to a nadir not seen since the dark ages – another time when religion tried to rule.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Reply
      • John

        Samy is smokin something.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm |
      • Samy Bashir

        Islamic countries have the highest GDP and per capita income.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm |
      • John

        Be interested in seeing proof of that. And if true it's because no one wants to live there.

        October 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm |
    • DasCapitan

      Samy, I need a camel rider with tabuli and cheese with a large tea.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm | Reply
      • Samy Bashir

        You need some morning after pills or an abortion.

        October 12, 2014 at 6:01 pm |
  15. Samy Bashir

    Folks, let me take you on a trip to reality.

    Modern day terrorism was invented by the likes of Mussolini and Hitler assisted by Gandhi. They were Christians and hindus. Millions were killed in the most vicious way.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:51 pm | Reply
    • Scott

      Your rants prove that you are enraged with hatred and absolutism. That is the problem with modern day Islam. You exemplify the problem, so it is enlightening to see you confirming most people's beliefs. You show your intolerance and reveal your true agenda to control the world by your distorted belief system. If Islam is a religion of peace, then you would be saying the opposite.

      If you want to defend Islam, you are doing a very poor job. What this world needs is for the so called "moderate Muslims" to speak out against ISIS and, in addition, not threaten to take over the world.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  16. breed7

    Funny how we think that Islam has a problem when they do what their religion tells them to do, but we don't think Christianity has a problem when it does the same thing. Christianity is used to pass laws to discriminate against people. Christianity is used to keep women subservient in their marriages. Christianity is used to justify bigotry toward those whose skin isn't white.

    Any sort of hatred or discrimination you can think of can be found in religious texts. The low-IQ people who believe these things will never be able to understand why what they're doing is wrong. Islam or Christianity, it makes little difference.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:55 pm | Reply
  17. DasCapitan

    So Fareed finally came to this conclusion ? The rest of the world figured this out about a thousand years ago.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:56 pm | Reply
  18. Alfredos

    No, 1400 years ago Mohammed beheaded those who refused his forced conversion to his beliefs... Mohammed was anything but a prophet... Jesus and Gandhi were men of peace.... Islamist today emulate Mohammed's misbehavior...

    October 12, 2014 at 5:59 pm | Reply
  19. John

    Let's not forget that the average American citizen is armed to the teeth Samy boy. Hope to see you soon!

    October 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Reply
    • Samy Bashir

      Armed with what? Food stamps and cheap weed.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Reply
      • John

        Guns and ammo baby. Guns and ammo.

        October 12, 2014 at 6:08 pm |
      • dike

        Pigs from Pakistan only yell hatred and world domination in the name of your peaceful religion. Go back to your sty no one needs more education about Islam, you folks have already shown it in your actions.

        October 12, 2014 at 7:06 pm |
  20. Rick

    So Mr Z finally calls a spade a spade...But of course he's all for talking trash about ISIS, his beloved Iran is ISIS's main target.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:10 pm | Reply
  21. jaydavid666

    Let's not be clueless; the West has a problem.
    Westerners think that labeling jihadists are "terrorists", "extremists" and "radicals" will somehow win the fight because, well, everyone knows we are better than them even when we commit extreme and radical acts of terror just like them.
    Muslims, especially jihadists, have a big advantage in terms of motivation.
    In the West people either worship money, or they fear God (more than worship him), and their main motivation is not serving God to get to Heaven but trying to avoid Hell.
    For Muslims, especially jihadists, Heaven is a very real place, and a Muslim believes he can influence his ability to get there.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm | Reply
    • jn

      I don't know if muslims are influencing their ability to get to heaven. They certainly seem to be in a hurry to find out, though (poor schmucks

      October 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Reply
  22. Atirsch

    LOL people are so afraid to criticize religion in media.

    YOU BELIEVE THAT A MAN WAS TAKEN UP TO HEAVEN ON A WINGED HORSE! I don't care how many people believe that–it's stupid!

    October 12, 2014 at 6:20 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      You believe UFOs are alien made. How stupid is THAT. Freaking little green men in flying saucers. LMAO

      October 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  23. Philip

    What "ISIS/ISIL" and "Al Qaeda" have achieved is whatever was reported to you regarding their achievements. Nothing more, nothing less. If there were more achievements you wouldn't know about them anyway so it doesn't really matter in your world what actually gets done. All that matters is whatever is reported to you parrots of the airwaves.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  24. Joe in Kalispell

    Once upon a time the Arab World was a very civilized place. They greatly contributed to mathematics, general science and medicine. The early rise of Islam did little to dampen their contributions.1500 years later Islam has turned most countries, Arab and non-Arab, into insular, unfriendly and mostly uncivilized places.

    In the 20th and 21st centuries they Muslim world has been caught up in inter-Nicene religious wars and in the last three decades exporting terror to the rest of the world.

    There is very little we can turn to in history to help solve this problem. The Romans simply would have viewed everyone in that region as the problem and would have decimated most of the villages and sold the rest into slavery. While effective it wouldn't work in our "enlightened" century.

    I guess when terror is more regularly exported into other countries and the body count rises will we have to face the tough decisions and the realization that we really are at war with Islam to a large degree.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm | Reply
  25. My Picture Of Muhammad

    8=>(_|_)

    October 12, 2014 at 6:24 pm | Reply
    • dike

      I wonder what happened to all the muslim mofos around the world who were saying death to the person who drew the caricature of MuhamMAD, when ISIS is beheading innocent people.

      October 12, 2014 at 7:10 pm | Reply
  26. Alfredos

    The Koran is a complete rip off of Judaism and Christianity... Judaism existed 2000 years before Mohammed created Islam. Christianity was around 600 years before Islam. Buddhism and Hinduism all around long before Islam. Yet somehow the world prospered... What were the Arabs doing before Mohammed ..?

    October 12, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Reply
  27. Philip

    Domestic terrorism is a bigger threat to US than international terrorism. As is suicide. Suicide is the number one killer of US troops, btw.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  28. worldblogger10

    Islam has been violent for the last 1400 years. It wiped out Zororastrianism. It killed millions of Hindus. Every Muslim country is extremely intolerant of minorities. So Fareed you are delusional or a liar.

    Also 1400 years is nothing to be impressed about. People believed the sun moved around the earth for more than 2000 years. Lies can persist because of arrogant ignorance.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:31 pm | Reply
  29. Alfredos

    True, but Fareed has to be somewhat PC, he has a job to keep....The truth hurts and usually leads to Islamist becoming more insane (if that's possible)....

    October 12, 2014 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  30. Max Trek

    The astonishing thing is that some people will emigrate to the "west", get educated, enjoy all the rights and privileges that a modern democratic society offers them and then they will start denigrating the very same system that allowed them all these privileges. Islam in today's form and democracy are diametrically opposed and cannot coexist within the same society because islam is not a religion but a socio-political, economic system from the 1st millennium that encompasses every aspect of human life.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:47 pm | Reply
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