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.

Watch the video for the full Take or read the WaPo column.

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  1. Sam

    It is true that Islam is more Volience Religions in world compare to any other religions existed . If you see the history of Islam right from the beginning of prophet his son in law was killed and its generation of them was killed my own relatives for the power of the Religons and it carries so many generation Now Sunnis kill shias , amedyias, sufis and so on .
    Any religions won't recommend to kill any one including enemy .
    if prophet was there he was 100% objecting all these killing and he would have recommend all the ppl to love all the religion and follow the Islam.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:58 am | Reply
    • El Conquistador

      Beginning of Gandhi's letter to Hitler.

      "Namaste, My Fuhrer. I implore you to propagate the Aryan race and remove all semitic impediments in this endeavor. We look forward towards your wisdom and guidance with respect to dealing with British and exterminating Jews. I continue to expound on my hobby of banging my goat and niece Manu. Of course not to mention other tender aged boys and girls and my cow ... Lakshmi. Your Obedient Servant , Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi."

      October 12, 2014 at 4:16 am | Reply
  2. harry

    i donno who this farid is but, the context of using india to dilute the religious problem is absolutely cnnism. India was,is tremendously plagued and affected by islam. Look at the history mister farid before you try to make a career in journalism! Your job is to potray facts rather in this commercial world we get its too hard to speak truth!

    October 12, 2014 at 3:10 am | Reply
    • mccainin4

      Harry – Farid is a well respected and world-wise person whose opinions are based on facts and observations. We are not speaking about a studio shut-in like Bill O'Reilly, where to world comes to Bill, nor are we talking about a uneducated malatrope like Rush Limbaugh, whose own opinions could use a strong dose of truth serum.

      So, when it comes to opinions, which would you rather have?

      October 12, 2014 at 6:20 am | Reply
      • stopterror

        Conservatives say the true, liberals and nazis are not

        October 12, 2014 at 6:40 am |
    • wansaloot

      How have you followed any news and not heard of Fared? He's probably the most respected voice of fact-based moderation out there.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:51 am | Reply
      • wansaloot

        Fareed – my autocorrect apparently doesn't like them foreign names

        October 12, 2014 at 6:52 am |
  3. Susan

    Who are you kidding... The cancer is in the whole human race.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:18 am | Reply
    • billbfit

      Speak for yourself, and I do applaud your personal honesty.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:44 am | Reply
  4. Shalimar

    Fareed is a CIA agent implanted at CNN to spread misinformation. He is a convicted plagiarist. He is from India. We are well aware of his pro Indian and Israeli leanings.

    For all of us who watched the Maher show know how eloquently Ben Affleck expressed his opinions which were very balanced. He explained ISIS better than POTUS.

    Fareed needs to seek atonement and perhaps another profession. His ethics are third world and similar to the woman bashing Microsoft guy who is also of Indian origin. Shame on them. They are misfits in our western society.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:18 am | Reply
    • Rex

      Racist much Shalimar? You need a real education on the meaning of the word racist sunshine. A racist is someone who hates a race of people, your use of the word "India" and "Indian origin" shows just how racist you are. Disliking a religion is called being a bigot, there is a huge difference. Also claiming Fareed is a CIA agent shows what a deluded and quite stupid a person you are.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:31 am | Reply
      • Blessed to be a Muslim

        It is not anybody's fault that Fareed is of Indian origin. He is the one who referred to India in his blog. Are you having a Saturday morning hangover from drinking the cheap liquor in Bombay? Hallucinating?

        October 12, 2014 at 3:42 am |
      • billbfit

        "Indian" isn't a race sunshine.

        October 12, 2014 at 3:46 am |
    • Thor

      The problem is not with Bill maher and to much is made of that to Fareed.....the problem is religion and its beleif in a Santa Claus to save itself and killing in his or her(dare I say) name. Educate and understand that religion is the cancer on mankind and will be its downfall if not tackled.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:35 am | Reply
      • Mark Wolfson

        Here, here Thor. Well said.

        October 12, 2014 at 9:09 am |
    • vacavalier

      Affleck showed himself as an extreme apologist, that is all he did on the show and in a very hyper fashion. Also showing that he really knows nothing by labeling Muslims as a "race", insinuating that Mahr (and others with the same thinking) are "racists"... How on earth is being a Muslim a race Mr. Affleck? What a genius...

      In any event and at the end of the day, IS/ISIS/ISIL and other like-minded Mohammedans would lop off Ben's head and put ii on a pole for display in a quick minute.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:37 am | Reply
      • tseringdolker

        Ben Affeck really made a fool out of himself at that show. But I know he thinks he was really on point when it could be nothing further from the truth. You cannot pull out the racist card when there is no race involved. Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas and its prophet is a murdering rapist pedophile. Batman will know that if he had bothered to read the Quran, the Sunnah, and the Hadiths.

        October 13, 2014 at 2:27 am |
    • PeeVee

      that's insane.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:52 am | Reply
    • Rece

      Actually Ben as well as other ppl esp Muslims need to be much more vocal about speaking out against extremists within that community. They're far too silent on the henious beliefs a lot of them harbour and far too often sympathetic to honor killings and other idiotic beliefs. And I'm not excluding you dirt bag Christians that believe you can shove your beliefs down everyone else's throat either.

      October 13, 2014 at 2:45 am | Reply
  5. Proudly Muslim

    Moderate American Christians has agreed that their USA gov. kill over a million people in IRAQ searching for mass destruction weapons which they never found, whereas most Christians countries has those weapons and more. It is ok for Christians to kill as much as they like, but when it comes to Muslims defending themselves then they are terrorists. Do not forget that in WWI and WWII over 50 millions died by Christians fighting each other.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:25 am | Reply
    • Rex

      You people really love exaggerating figures don't you. I also hardly call ISIL executing other Muslims and minority faiths as a group of Muslims defending themselves from Christians either.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:39 am | Reply
    • Proud of your delusion

      1) you believe in fairy tales, and this alone makes your thinking dangerous
      2) you believe that others who do not believe your fairy tale to be infidel

      The fact is, you are dangerous because of your delusion. Even in death, you will learn nothing, because you won't go to see your fairy tale Allah...you will simply cease to exist.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:10 am | Reply
    • vacavalier

      The Nazis did not practice Christianity as their state religion, nor did they go into conquest of nations/peoples in the name of Christianity and the same can be said of the other Axis powers. Religion played ZERO part in their ambitions for world dominance.

      Likewise, the Allied response and counter-insurgency within occupied countries was not in the name of Christianity. Your assumptions are unfounded.

      When a group/state/nation PROCLAIMS itself to be at war in the name of said god/religion for the said purpose of religion, then you can state without a doubt, that it's being done in the name of a particular religion; i.e. IS/ISIS/ISIL, Al Qaeda, Taliban, etc...

      October 12, 2014 at 5:49 am | Reply
  6. Blue Saffron

    So let us talk about the muslims in India since Fareed segway(ed) this into his post. The muslims in India have been massacred, suppressed, maimed and rayped by the hindu majority in India. They have been living in oppression. Suffocated. Genocides committed against them.

    The time has come for Muslims in India to rise and demand a separate independent state for themselves. Where they can live in dignity, in peace, in a civilized culture and not under Hindu subjugation. We have seen the fear in your eyes and the quiver in your voices. From the ashes of India shall rise the Phoenix.

    The western world and Americans support a separate state for the Muslims in India. A state based on democratic principles , capitalism, a belief in the unity of god .

    October 12, 2014 at 3:28 am | Reply
    • George

      Well articulated. You mske a good case to classify India as a terrorist state.

      October 12, 2014 at 4:23 am | Reply
    • kris

      Let me tell you ..India has always tolerated a lot of non sense stop behaving like a fool and inferior india is a democracy nothing will be done to u if you are not creating problems we treat all religions same but if you force anything on us things will happen forget abt any independent things ...if we are silent doesnt mean we will remain

      October 12, 2014 at 5:43 am | Reply
    • Michael

      Muslims in India did rise up and demand their own state(s): Pakistan (which use to be part of India) and Eastern Pakistan (now called Bangladesh, which also use to be part of India). Both were majority Muslim areas of British India. In 1930, the philosopher Sir Muhammad Iqbal called for an autonomous new state for Indian Muslims, and his idea gained political momentum throughout the 1930's. In the wake of WWII, the British no longer had the will and/or wealth to hold on to their Empire, which since the 1700's included British India. While exiting India, the British helped establish Pakistan and Eastern Pakistan (now Bangladesh) for Indian Muslims.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:53 am | Reply
      • Michael

        P.S. – that was in 1947.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:56 am |
      • vacavalier

        Just saw your post... Great response!

        October 12, 2014 at 6:00 am |
      • tseringdolker

        No, they know fully well the deal. What they do is create a state and then those who remain start some trouble and then claim persecution and then demand more land and more rights or special treatment. They do this everywhere they go in the world. The whole world is beset with problems with Muslims. There is only one religion that accomplish this level of conflict in the world and It is Islam.

        October 13, 2014 at 2:38 am |
    • vacavalier

      Um, they've already done that... The country is called Pakistan.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:58 am | Reply
    • HA

      There are already two (Indian) Muslim states: Pakistan and Bangladesh.
      Just migrate there. Wouldn't that be easier?

      BTW, Arab Muslim conquered Indian eons ago and forced Hindu INdian to convert to Muslim.
      The Hindu are just fighting back.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Reply
    • tseringdolker

      Total crap! Muslims have the aggressor throughout history, slaughtering Hindus and Buddhists all over India. They have accomplished an absolutely horrible figure of 70,000,000 deaths of Hindus and Buddhists in 7 or 8 centuries of their brutal rule in Hindustan. Muslims are usually the aggressor in almost all the religious conflict in India and it has always been that way.

      Second point, Muslims can go and live in Pakistan. Pakistan is a state created for Muslim. There never was a state called Pakistan and it was a made up country. Go and live there.

      October 13, 2014 at 2:32 am | Reply
  7. Susan

    It is time for religions to dissolve themselves.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:31 am | Reply
  8. Blessed to be a Muslim

    What baffles me is that hundreds of thousands of people have been and continue to be slaughtered in Indian Occupied Kashmir. A lot of them have been buried alive and rayped. Human rights outfits have provided coordinates of these unmarked graves to the Indian Government. How strange their compasses ceased functioning!!!

    Furthermore, UN resolutions have also gone unheeded. No one in the western world.... No one hears their screams. Nobody sees their plight. Nobody smells their burning bodies. NOBODY!!!

    In this case hindus in India are the real terrorists.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:38 am | Reply
    • HA

      the only good Muslim is a dead Muslim.

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

      Well, stop sending Terrorists over to steal Indian land. Once again, it is Muslims starting the war and then claiming victim once they get their rear handed to them. You have Pakistan, live there. If any Muslims are not happy in India, they should go to Pakistan.

      October 13, 2014 at 2:34 am | Reply
  9. Rex

    Muslims defending organisations like ISIL are the real threats to this world alongside said organisations of course.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:41 am | Reply
    • Blessed to be a Muslim

      Wrong. Here is the real threat.

      AL QAEDA/TALIBAN AFFILIATED
      TERRORIST GROUPS IN INDIA WITH GLOBAL REACH: MULTINATIONALS

      RASHTRIYA SWAYAM SEWAK SHANG (R.S.S.)
      VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD (World Hindu Council)
      HINDU MUNNANI
      ARYA SAMAJ
      SHIV SENA
      BHARATIYA JANATA PARISHAD (BJP)
      SANT SAMITI
      HINDU MAHASABHA
      BAAJRANG DAL

      LEADERS: Narendra Modi/ L.K. Advani/ Ashok Singhal/ Bala Saheb Devaras/ Bal Thackeray(EXTERMINATED)/ A.B. Vajpayee/ Savarkar/ Baikunnth Lal Sharma “Prem”/ Balraj Madhok/ The Shankaracharya of Puri, Niranjan Dev Theerth/ Rama Gopalan/ Variyar – Vishwan Hindu Parishad/ Dharmalinga Nadar/ Cho Ramaswamy

      October 12, 2014 at 3:44 am | Reply
      • George

        Doesn't Modi have a boyfriend in Myanmar?

        October 12, 2014 at 4:24 am |
  10. Blue Saffron

    Indian Muslims....rise from the clutches of Hindu suppression in India for a separate nation of yours . The world is behind you and supports you. Break away from the shackles of slavery that Hindus have subjected you to. YOU HAVE A DREAM ....OH YES YOU HAVE A DREAM AND THAT DREAM SHOULD BE FULFILLED. These are the words of Martin Luther King that are so applicable to you. Have your own independent country which you can call it your own. We shall call it 'Republic Of Aspirations'

    October 12, 2014 at 3:47 am | Reply
    • Deseret

      Suffice to say that plebiscite must and should be held in Indian Occupied Kashmir in accordance with the mandate of UN. Nothing more nothing less.
      This is a matter of principles.

      The concept is no different than what we Americans are doing in Puerto Rico. Let the people decide their fate. This is what democracy is all about.

      Unlike what hindoos did in Indian Occupied Kashmir, we Americans didn't send in the Army to Puerto Rico to occupy it and raype the people.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:53 am | Reply
      • dike

        Muslims really dont have any shame... you see what you people are doing around the world and dont speak up but keep complaining and complaining and praising how great your religion is. As you can see the world is fed up with you people.

        October 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm |
  11. Blue Saffron

    From the ashes of India shall rise the emancipation of all cultures in India who have been subjugated for so long. Whose talents have been suppressed by India for centuries. Whose aspirations have been trampled by India's Hindus for ever. NO MORE ! We will tear down this wall of subjugation by Hindus . From the ashes of Hindu India shall rise the future of the minorities. From the shackles of poverty in India shall rise prosperity for all minorities under a new capitalism.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:49 am | Reply
  12. Deseret

    Fareed, read my lips. Quit your bigotry.

    This is about hindus killing Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir. UN has passed several resolutions requiring India to grant independence to Kashmir. India has not complied FOR SEVENTY YEARS!!!! We should start droning India without further ado

    Please don't talk in riddles. Be straightforward and condemn India for bad things they are doing in Indian Held Kashmir

    October 12, 2014 at 3:54 am | Reply
  13. Blue Saffron

    Rights activists say at least 28,000 people have gone missing in Indian Occupied Kashmir since the freedom fighters began fighting in 1989 for independence from Hindu-majority India or a merger with Muslim-majority Pakistan. Indian government crackdowns have killed at least 150,000 people."

    October 12, 2014 at 4:00 am | Reply
    • El Conquistador

      Why is it taking so long to hold plebiscite in Indian Occupied Kashmir?

      October 12, 2014 at 4:17 am | Reply
  14. Blue Saffron

    Fareed, pull your head from inder the sand.

    GENOCIDES IN INDIA:::

    "Amnesty International is calling for an impartial investigation into mass graves found in Indian-Occupied Kashmir. Sunday, India's Jammu and Kashmir State Human Rights Commission released a report saying a three-year investigation had uncovered 2,156 unidentified bodies in 38 sites in the region.

    October 12, 2014 at 4:01 am | Reply
  15. My Take

    I have a simple question. Why the problem with Islam which Zakaria mentioned was not there 15 years back? Why everything started after the US war on Iraq. The answer is simple, its a reaction of the people against constant suffering and injustice since 15 years that made them frustrated with the government and now they want to try their own system.

    October 12, 2014 at 4:02 am | Reply
    • HA

      if you think 15 years, your grossly ignorance. you need to add a couple more zeros to it.
      The birth of Islam nearly 1500 years ago that give rise to this violence doctrine called Sharia is caused of all the problem in the Middle East.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  16. Haji Allah Baksh

    By the grace of almighty, the Muslims are here to stay and thrive. And that they will. To those who even as so much as cast an evil eye on Muslims, will be put in place appropriately under International Law and Geneva Conventions. as is to be expected under any standards.
    To those who mean them harm, will be surprised much to their chagrin. Needless to say that as history has shown, Muslims fight for their rights and do not give up. Palestine and Indian Occupied Kashmir are examples. After seventy years Muslims are still fighting for what is rightfully theirs no matter what the cost, whatever the sacrifices in blood or kind and however long it takes. It will never be forgotten as these are causes based on principles and international law.
    Whoever will come in their way will be appropriately put in place till victory is achieved.

    October 12, 2014 at 4:03 am | Reply
    • El Conquistador

      We support your cause. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

      October 12, 2014 at 4:13 am | Reply
    • HA

      Stay and Thrive you shall. But as long as you don't accept and study science and enslave your women, you will continue to wipe the Christian asses for eternity.

      October 12, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Reply
  17. Haji Allah Baksh

    Islam is a force to reckon with. The muslims will stand for their rights and fight for their dignity. Cost does not matter. Time does not matter. Don't mess with muslims. They will come at you with guns blazing if you do. If you are friends with them they will die for you but if you are their enemy they will dig you in the ground. The Russians and Hindus know that well. Ask them. Remember once there was USSR... NO MORE!!!!

    October 12, 2014 at 4:05 am | Reply
    • Haji Allah Baksh

      These are not idle threats. This just the way it is gonna be.

      October 12, 2014 at 4:06 am | Reply
      • Proud of your delusion

        You can try to comfort yourself with lies, but a lie is a lie, whether or not you claim it to be a threat or not. Do you plan to kill all of those who do not believe your lies?

        October 12, 2014 at 5:20 am |
      • Hannah

        He will hand them over to hindus in India who will behead and raype them in that order.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:29 am |
    • nafzak

      @Haji Allah Baksh .. you are a fake. No Muslim will ever take the name "Allah". I am a Muslim and I agree with Fareed Zakaria. btw, Zakaria is from Pakistan.

      October 12, 2014 at 4:28 am | Reply
      • Haji Allah Baksh

        I am as real as a proud muslim can be. We are the future of this world.

        ISLAM STRONG !!
        MUSLIM STRONG !!!

        October 12, 2014 at 4:40 am |
    • Proud of your delusion

      Delusional thinking of all kinds need to be eradicated, as people who use them to justify whatever evil they do are the danger. When you believe in the unreal, you can be convinced of anything. When your mind becomes free of delusion, only then can you truly understand the world, and your place in it.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:18 am | Reply
    • Mark Wolfson

      Yeah, and once the great civilization of Ancient Greece believed in gods like Zeus and Thor. What happened to those deities? If only we stopped indoctrinating our children, organized religion would disappear from the planet in just a few generations.

      October 12, 2014 at 9:14 am | Reply
  18. El Conquistador

    FAREED...........

    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.

    Tell me Fareed, don't you have a conscience? A soul? Or have you sold yourself for a few bucks.

    What a shame.

    October 12, 2014 at 4:11 am | Reply
    • George

      Fareed, unfortunately has sold himself to CNN propaganda machine. His program is juvenile and his journalistic abilities sub par. Affirmative action?

      October 12, 2014 at 4:22 am | Reply
  19. George

    There are two balls of fire globally. Israel and India. One larger than the other just like my sweaty balls.
    All you have to do is map out terror on a map and you will see these two cults right in the center.

    October 12, 2014 at 4:20 am | Reply
    • Proud of your delusion

      Your juvenile necessity to use a vulgar description to cradle your equally juvenile ideas belies you.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:22 am | Reply
      • Hannah

        Why? Don't you have balls? It is what it is. Don't be shy.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:27 am |
      • Proud of your delusion

        Hannah: your lack of intelligence is obvious, and clear. Your juvenile rantings are those of a child.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:43 am |
    • RD

      @George... a not so original connection but a good angle all the same. Right now Israel is kicking butt on one end and India is chopping appendages off on the other. You forgot the Great Satan on one side and the Russians on another. In your global jihad movement, are you forgetting what Putin is doing to errant chechens?

      October 12, 2014 at 6:20 am | Reply
  20. Blue Saffron

    What Al Qaeda and ISIS have achieved is franchising their brand and shaking up the so called pseudo "world order". Russia is kicking it also to finally crack it open. Iran is the vulture waiting to munch on the carcass. Folks it is over. Obama will soon be kissing the Chinese ring. Cameron will be steaming dumplings in Shanghai alongwith Tony Blair.

    October 12, 2014 at 4:27 am | Reply
    • Proud of your delusion

      More delusional thinking...correction: what you believe is immaterial. Facts are facts, and you don't subscribe to a factual universe. You use delusional thinking to justify what you do, and people who think in delusional ways, rather than in factual and scientific ways, need to be eradicated. You who believe in delusional fairy tales will believe anything.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:25 am | Reply
  21. Haji Allah Baksh

    I for one am not an apologist for Islam. Islam has been around for thousands of years. Many books have been written and translated on Islam. It is one of the, if not the largest, religion in the world. It is the fastest growing. It is a way of life. Islam has a rich legacy that is out there for everyone to see.

    October 12, 2014 at 4:38 am | Reply
    • Proud of your delusion

      More delusional thinking. Here are the FACTS:

      "The origin of Islam can be traced back to 7th century Saudi Arabia. Islam is thus the youngest of the great world religions. The prophet Muhammad (circa 570-632 A.D.) introduced Islam in 610 A.D. after experiencing what he claimed to be an angelic visitation."

      The 7th century origin of Islam is not thousands of years ago, delusional thinker.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:27 am | Reply
    • Friday

      Seeing how Mohammad died less than 1400 years ago, I would question your math. And your ability to judge facts.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:29 am | Reply
      • Hannah

        You must be referring to cult hinduism who have been rayping for centuries in accordance with Rg Veda.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:32 am |
      • Proud of your delusion

        Hannah: there is no such word as "rayping". Thanks for showing your hooked phonics vocabulary. It shows you lack of intellect, and disdain for the factual and precise.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:35 am |
    • Proud of your delusion

      In other words, Muhammed had a delusional experience, and thus started preaching based upon his delusion. Millions of goat herders started to believe the same delusion. Now, there is nothing inherently wrong with goat herding, but the intellectual prowess of a goat herder is not something to be proud of. You can convince a gullible, non intellectual person of just about anything, which is why democracy is almost always a mistake, and which is why democracy so often appears to fail.

      When you give the stupid people the same voice as the smart people, you will get a stupid world. This is exactly what we have. You can try to convince yourself that you are smart, but if you believe in fairy tales, like religion, you are *not* smart. You are mentally ill.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:33 am | Reply
      • Hannah

        Guru Nanak humped Lord Ganesh from rear and rewarded him by putting an elephant's trunk on his face. Therefore the word elephant man was invented to describe these h omo hinddoous.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:37 am |
      • Proud of your delusion

        Hannah: Silly girl. When you evolve into a more enlightened individual, your posts will take on an air of intelligence. Until then, they will continue to resemble the ramblings of a child.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:41 am |
  22. Jane

    I would like to know Farheed's opinion as to why the Christian world evolved to a more tolerant, peaceful society (as compared to the Crusades era) and certain Islamist groups are going in the opposite direction, from a more tolerant and advanced society to one that espouses violence as the primary means to dominate the world.

    October 12, 2014 at 4:48 am | Reply
    • Proud of your delusion

      It is because stupid people are reproducing at a rapid rate, while those who actually use their brain for something other than a seat cushion use it to actually think. With this dynamic in full force, intellectualism, and thereby intelligence, will eventually die. The world will soon be filled with only delusional imbeciles.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:38 am | Reply
  23. Jane

    And what we can do about it considering that the certain violent Islamist groups are not particularly scholarly, and in fact, are anti-education in many instances (particularly as applied to women).

    October 12, 2014 at 4:50 am | Reply
    • Hannah

      You are referring to the microsoft guy from India who said women should not ask for a raise. I say unto him take your hindu beliefs back to India. You don't belong in out western countries.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:21 am | Reply
      • Proud of your delusion

        He also believes that men should not ask for a raise. Silly girl. Your lack of intelligence is showing again.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:49 am |
    • Hannah

      Are you kidding me? Christians killed over a million moslems in Middle East. They were protestants mainly.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:24 am | Reply
      • Proud of your delusion

        What delusion do you believe? Do you believe that the descendants of slavery over 400 years ago deserve reparation from people who had nothing to do with it? Silly girl. When you evolve into a more enlightened individual, your posts will take on an air of intelligence. Until then, they will continue to resemble the ramblings of a child.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:40 am |
      • Blue Saffron

        So? They should have killed more moslims you dumm stu pid beetch

        October 12, 2014 at 6:30 am |
  24. Richard

    It only took him 1400 years to notice.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:23 am | Reply
    • Hannah

      That Lord Shiva was gayyy?

      October 12, 2014 at 5:34 am | Reply
  25. Hannah

    Hinduism is one of the most evil pagan cult still operational in the world today. While we think of it as the faith of Mother India, it actually traces it origins to a mysterious tribe of Africans called the Afryans who invaded and conquered Northern India from 1500 BC to 500 BC. The dark-skinned Brahmins of Northern India claim to be their physical and spiritual descendants.

    October 12, 2014 at 5:39 am | Reply
    • Blue Saffron

      @Hannah. Sux to be you. Thanks for the history lesson. Beecth

      October 12, 2014 at 6:28 am | Reply
  26. Tom

    One of the reasons that Islam has this problem is that popular Muslim figures do not come out publicly and denounce these extreme and terrorist practices. So non-Muslims are quick to conclude, "oh, they all must be like that", because no other Muslim, even in the US, is standing up saying "They don't represent Islam." I find it curious that many Christians, even popular figures in our culture, will stand up for their faith and denounce atrocities made by other Christians or Christian-based nations, but I have yet to hear 1 Muslim public figure do that against either ISIS or al-Qaeda after 9/11. Until I start to see that, I will believe that Islam is not a peace-centered religion and either advocates or condones violence when they feel it is right or appropriate.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:03 am | Reply
  27. Tzvi Norensberg

    Hey Fareed, I am forced to believe that if there was a Christian group slaughtering people in the name of Jesus there would be a gargantuan response opposing them and their views from Christians worldwide. They would be right and hopefully as a result of the response of the vast majority of Christians the rest of the world would quickly understand that such behavior in no way represents Christians or Christianity. However, after decades of terrorist attacks perpetrated by Muslims in the name of Islam there has yet to be an appropriately large and coherent repudiation from the Muslim world. The only repudiation we get is from Western media and governments (PM Cameron, President Obama) assuring us that Islam is a "religion of peace", whatever that means.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:08 am | Reply
  28. Blue Saffron

    Bunch of right wing pro-paki, anti-india tea partiers. We all know that the muslim religion and all others are a myth.
    Bunch of sukkers

    October 12, 2014 at 6:23 am | Reply
  29. Blue Saffron

    And there is no Santa Clause either. Du mmies.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:24 am | Reply
  30. newageoftruth

    Reblogged this on newageoftruth.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:53 am | Reply
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