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. magicpanties

    Nearly all religions have episodes of extreme violence on behalf of their beliefs.
    Not so long ago it was the Christians with the Crusades and the Inquisition.
    Today it is largely Islam.

    The problem is religion in general, and today, Islam in particular.
    If people didn't believe in mythical, fabulous afterlives, how different might this world be.

    Children are brainwashed with their parents beliefs [just as they too were indoctrinated] and the cycle continues.

    October 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Reply
  2. Carole Clarke

    He doesn't go far enough. One of the problems is a country like Saudi Arabia. They profess to being America's friend but also support organizations that have declared themselves to be enemies of America and of Western Civilization. They feel they can have it both ways. This is not fence-sitting – the Saudis have declared themselves publically but for both sides. And they control access to Islam's two holiest places, Mecca and Medina, both in that country. This is how the Saudi royal family holds onto its throne and power. When confronted they look away, shrug and whine about being between a rock and a hard place. History proves that at one point such people have to choose one side or the other. Right now we let them get away with it because we have no replacement government. It's them or nothing. I'd like to know not just where ISIS got its funding but also the knowledgeable individuals that are operating its tanks, artillery and most importantly, its quartermaster logistics. They have a lot of well-trained professional soldiers perfectly placed to do us the most harm. Whose armies did they come from and what does that tell us about the countries that sent them?

    October 12, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  3. Lou

    Religious thinking at its best promotes & sustains hope; at its worst is neither rational nor based on empirical observation.

    October 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  4. Diane Matthews

    What I had forgotten to include in the post was the fact that the Muslim invaders of Afganistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, and some parts of Central Asia is that the invaders slaughtered all buddhist clergy, who would not convert, and razed the monasteries and temples of Buddhistm. Hundreds of thousands of people were murdered, and the main religion of the region, Buddhism, was entirely wiped out in the region (expect in Nepal, as they were able to repeal the Muslim invaders in only 50 years, thus maintaining the authentic lineage of Buddhist teachings from the time of the Buddha to today. I have met these lineage holders, the only ones surviving the Muslim invaders from the 8th through the 13th century, and I am happy to report they are flourishing and well. Praise to the survivors of the worse religious scourge experienced on this planet, the scourge of the Muslim Jihadist Invasion and Counquering of South Asia from the 8th to 14th centuries.

    October 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Reply
    • sachin

      same could be said about the spanish/portugese "christian" invaders of south america and how the extinguished the aztecs!... or of the belgians who chopped off the hands of the africans....

      What is ur point... before you start let me tell you I'm christian!

      October 12, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Reply
      • Max Trek

        The point is that the "West" as a society has moved away from such practices thanks to something called the "separation of church and state." Unfortunately the muslim world is still living in the past and most refuse to accept democracy as a viable political option and would rather establish "sharia law" to govern themselves.

        October 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm |
      • Prosanto

        Yes Christians have committed genocide of Native Americans and in Latin America. Hitler and Napolean were Catholics. However, Christianity unequably preaches Love and forgiveness Christ never raised his hand. unlike Islam, killing those who do not share their belief or do not follow the Arabian culture/Islamic definition of modesty for women. Hinduism and Buddhism share similar belief of peace. Islam is a political ideology masquerading as religion. I am a Christian born and raised in India. Islam is a political ideology for global control masquerading as religion. I am a Christian born and raised in India.

        October 12, 2014 at 4:08 pm |
      • Kay Oss

        Sachin: The "Aztecs" had deities that required the beating hearts of sacrificial victims! Now that's a religion that's worse than any I can think of today.

        October 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm |
    • Intisarul Islam

      What are you talking about? Forced conversions were rare under Islamic rule, and the Mughals were generally tolerant of the Hindus and Buddhists (which is why India is still mostly Hindu).

      October 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Reply
      • jn

        The muslim rules had no choice but to tolerate hinduism. That was the only way they could make money through jazia. Commerce for the islamic rulers was by conquests and stealing other people's wealth. If everyone had been converted or killed, they would have killed their cash cow.

        October 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm |
  5. entheo

    i enjoy maher's views on politics but his views on religion are, as reza aslan put it, "unsophisticated" at best and ignorant at worst. he projects all people of faith to be as simple-minded and dogmatic as the caricatures he targets, not seeing himself guilty of the same offence. he would do well to read idries shah's "the sufis" or campbell's "the power of myth" (interviews with bill moyers) or "the essential chögyam trungpa" or "in search of the miraculous" by ouspensky, to acquire a bit of spiritual sophistication before starting his jihad. btw, he's not an intellectual, he's a news personality and comedian. let's not anoint him with credentials he hasn't earned.

    October 12, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Reply
    • Mark Wolfson

      What Bill Maher is, is a voice for those of us who think organized religion is a scourge on mankind and unnecessary in the 21st century. There are laws in the books and being proposed today to prohibit atheists from holding public office. How absurd is that? Belief in an unseen, unheard from bearded old magic man in the sky is a requirement in some municipalities to hold public office. Muslims would die for this belief. The Catholic church are owners of the largest art collection in the world, while right outside the gates of the Vatican are dozens of elderly Catholics begging for money and food. Catholic doctrine wants to control a woman's reproductive rights while at the same time trying to hide the literally hundreds of cases of pedophile priests who often just get moved from parish to parish. Yeah, I'm painting with a broad brush. If you're religious and keep that as part of your daily life, fine. But try to foist that dogma on others and the rising tide of the non-religious will speak out in ever greater numbers.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Reply
    • Jd

      Maher is actually pretty savvy regardless of what he may state in a moment of passion. He is a Cornell graduate and certainly not ignorant. Rest also has an agenda.

      Sufi writings and poetry is beautiful. The Islamic faith do not even considers Sufis true Muslims. This makes it difficult to use Sufis as a comparison.

      Fareed is correct when he states moderate Muslims have not done enough to speak out against the radical Islamist. T.his really is the point of Maher and Harris. There should be a hundreds of millions of Muslims protesting against radical jihadist but they do not. This is the problem....by not condoning the jihadist they accept their radical actions.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Reply
  6. Nicoli Tucker

    I just watched your comments on CNN (Pacific time). i don't usually write on blogs, but I so appreciated what you had to say. I am a Mass going Catholic and have seen Maher give many a simplistic rant against the Christian faith. I see Maher and Harris comments as belonging to a second stage, fundamentalist atheism, mirroring fundamentalists of all faiths. I am not surprised however that someone of his education could make such comments because people in the second stage of spiritual understanding generally believe they have the ultimate answers and opponents are stupid or wrong or sinners or infidels! For someone who puts his "faith in Science," I am surprised that he seems unaware of the great contributions that the Arabic world has made to Astronomy and other scientific fields. In my view, fundamentalism arises and takes root when any culture come under extreme duress such as famine, disease, poverty or some other fear producing stimulus or event. ( I am using Dr. M. Scott Peck's 4 Stage theory of of Spiritual Development.) The upsurge of fundamentalism both in the US and abroad are probably signs of increasing cultural stress that we should pay attention to and attempt to remedy. Thank You again for your comments.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:01 pm | Reply
    • Michael beno

      I couldn't agree more with you . Well said. Thank you

      October 12, 2014 at 2:37 pm | Reply
    • Ibrahim Ganiyu

      You are so on point! I couldn't agree more.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Reply
    • Jd

      What has the Islamic world done during the last 100 years that you should be so proud of? Your religion is the most immature of the Abrahamic religions. Women are treated like cattle and the simple fact a drawing of Mohhamed can cause bombing is so absurd it is insane to take any part of the Koran seriously.
      Billions of people duped on religion...end religion and world instantly becomes a better place.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  7. Name*Nabeel Zahran

    I tend to agree, but why don't we ask ourselves: Who and what is feeding this extremism? May be its about time to ask ourselves if the unfair policies of the United States and the Western World in general in the Middle East issues are fueling the thought processes of these extremists or not?

    October 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Reply
    • auntiekale

      Belief in living after you die.
      Belief in omnipotent creator beings that are "on your side"
      Belief in supernatural nonsense.

      October 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm | Reply
      • Tay

        As Fareed pointed out, Islam has lasted for centuries. The belief in afterlife, an omnipotent creator, and supernatural nonsense has no doubt existed throughout those centuries. I can't say the terrorist are not driven by those thoughts, but they are no means the only driving force. I think there must be more than religious "nonsense" driving the extremists. Possibly the hatred of the US and foreign influence after the failed war in Iraq? At the least, that was what one of my Muslim classmates told me.

        October 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm |
    • Carole Clarke

      It's all Israel's fault. They (the Jews) caused all these problems by daring to stay alive and then prosper after Hitler tried to exterminate them. Why couldn't they all just die like Hitler and his good friend, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem wanted? How thoughtless of them...Don't kid yourself – Israel is just the excuse for Islam's lack of progress in the world. When you have every chance to advance yet fall centuries behind, you do need a handy scapegoat, don't you? GET REAL. Islam has chosen the violence road because it seduces people so well, makes them feel strong when they aren't and promises what it cannot deliver. It's end result is known – death and destruction. Look at Hitler's end for guidance. That is where Islam is headed, led by a few extremists just like Nazi Germany. In the end we won't need them and no one will care if they are destroyed.

      October 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • Don

      The excuse of irresponsible people has always been to blame their actions on others. That exonerates them in their own minds and the continue to reject personal responsibility. They want power of course, just not responsibility.

      This childish behavior is passed down in the Muslim world, and echoed all around it. It takes a better person to step up and take responsibility for themselves and what they do, and that seems to be virtually non-existent in the Muslim world, from top to bottom. Regardless of what you claim, what you do is who you are- thus Islam is not defined by the outside world, but by itself.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Reply
    • Roger

      Unfair? We just sent 212 million to aid Palestine.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Reply
      • Carole Clarke

        Has anyone ever audited the books for Palestinian donations? All those billions funneled into Gaza and the West Bank and nothing to show for it. Think it went to digging those tunnels or into munitions to use against Israel? It certainly did not go towards the welfare of the people. The Hamas leadership flies around in private jets and have multiple homes and, we assume, offshore private accounts against the day of reckoning. The ordinary citizen of Gaza is trapped there, surrounded by the sea, Israel and Egypt, which owns them but does not want them. As long as they back Hamas they will live in poverty and suffering. All they have to do is revolt and set up their own gvt backed by the United Nations.

        October 12, 2014 at 4:40 pm |
    • Jd

      The extremism was there before US involvement......any culture that treats women as inferior to men will never be at peace.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Reply
  8. Cristobal

    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 2:05 pm | Reply
    • Jim

      Doesn't that state already exist, i.e. Pakistan?

      October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • Archimedes

      There is a Muslim state carved out of India, its called Pakistan. A land of peace and harmony where girls can go to school without fear (see Nobel Peace Prize, 2014), and tranquility reigns between the car bombs in Karachi, sectarian killings and violent suppression of minorities. You really should take your next vacation there.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Reply
  9. pbernasc

    Educate the people in the middle east and the Islam will no longer have a problem.

    Education, not religion

    October 12, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Reply
  10. Cristobal

    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.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:21 pm | Reply
    • Max Trek

      You are probably a muslim living in a western country and enjoying all the right s and privileges of a modern democratic society and trying to pretend to be something you are not. The virus within!

      October 12, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Reply
      • Cristobal

        I have many muslim friends all over the world. They are very well grounded people with family values. Wonderful people. I am so thankful for their friendship and very proud of them.

        October 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm |
    • apamaster

      @ Cristobal,

      A 'convicted' plagiarist? Did he do time as a result of this 'conviction?"

      I disagree with much of what Fareed says because I find his personal bias stamped on every sentence he writes, but a CIA plant, convicted plagiarist?

      Can you provide reference for your statements? I don't care if you are right or wrong, but would like to see the proof, or you are just as full of crap as he.

      October 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Prosanto

      Fareed comes from a respectable journalist He padegree from India. is honorable and intelligent commentator. I seriously doubt he would associate with CIA.

      October 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Reply
  11. Cristobal

    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.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Reply
    • Jd

      No he did not. Ben looked like an angry fool. He completely missed the point just like most Moslems.....you are missing the point, by not completely condemning the jihadist and actually doing something about it, Muslims are instead supporting the violence by being silent.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Reply
  12. Cristobal

    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 2:27 pm | Reply
    • Victor

      Would not be surprised from the bias in Cristobal's view if he is not only a Muslim but also a Pakistani – no wonder all his India bashing ! These guys have nothing to do for a living !

      October 12, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Reply
    • Jd

      The U.S. should really stop giving billions to Pakistan, Egypt, Saudia Arabia, and every other middle eastern country.
      Let them survive on their own. It would not take long before either ISIS rules or Turkey and Saudia Arabia start fighting.

      US out of the Middle East!

      October 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Reply
  13. Al

    Religions are intellectual lazyness and self-seeking, self-adoring
    They want answers and rewards now
    Just like a heroin addict does

    October 12, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  14. Brian

    Cristobal, stop playing God. Or more accurately, your version of Him.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Reply
  15. HK

    I would like to see an article explaining what the Koran teaches about tolerance, war, and the like, rather than reading people's opinions of Islam. The bible teaches tolerance (not necessarily acceptance), explaining it is for God to judge each of us. I wonder what the Koran says. I wish CNN would have an article on that.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  16. Zane Abdulla

    MOSLEM BRETHREN !!
    Hold your head high !!!

    ISLAM STRONG!!

    The world is yours.. Break away from the shackles of suppression that you have been subjected 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. We shall call it 'Republic Of Aspirations' a 'State of Islam' in mind, body and spirit.

    Come with me and I will lead you to your zenith.
    Follow me and I will show you the light.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Reply
    • Al

      a wet dream

      October 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  17. Jake

    oh sheesh...here we go again, i usually enjoy your columns fareed (as if he read these comments) ..but don't really agree that Maher was "exaggerating" he was simply pointing out that even in so-called "moderate" muslim nations like egypt things like honor killings have a 70% support rate and you don't see that in modern christian nations. thats all he was saying. and last i checked islam is not a race. people have severely overreacted and misunderstood what harris & maher were saying. they just wanted to start a conversation on this topic and obviously it worked because this story has blown up to ridiculous proportions. if we want to have an honest conversation about extremism, it must be based in facts. yes, there are millions of peaceful and good muslims in the world, harris & maher acknowledged this. watch smerconish's "fact check" segment on the front page of cnn today. the facts agree with maher and harris.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:51 pm | Reply
    • Jake

      http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/10/11/smerconish-commentary-10122014.cnn.html

      October 12, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Reply
  18. Banff1967

    I think Ben Affleck showed the typical ignorance you see from loud mouth celebrities who think they should have a "voice" in debates they know nothing about. Sam Harris is no friend of religion largely because he has studied religion, including Islam, and if you want to talk about facts rather than feelings, you have to know that Sam Harris is on much stronger footing then Batman Ben Affleck.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:52 pm | Reply
  19. Courtney

    There is a glaringly obvious problem here and all it takes is a little bit of logic to spot it. If there are over a billion peaceful muslims in the worldk, then how can an army of 10,000 extremists win any kind of battle at all? Only in a world where such extreamism is tacitly allowed and supported does such a small minority have such a large impact. The muslim world does not have a problem, it is the problem. I don't feel sorry for the labeling as such. If they can't take care of their own problems, and those problems start to spill out and start effecting the other 7 billion of us that just want to live a normal life, then we will take care of those problems for you. You probably wont like it, but if you dont like it, then handle it yourself and don't get us involved.

    October 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm | Reply
    • Al

      So true
      And do not forget we are primarily ANIMALS
      And may react to the problem in that way

      October 12, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Reply
  20. truth

    Thanks to Diane Matthews for her very food post

    October 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Reply
  21. Yb

    I agree with most of what is said however the problem is not with Islam its with western intervention in the Muslim world.

    Just like fareed said Islam was the most tolerant religion before 1930s. What changed was not Islam, it was the western intervention in these countries.

    All the countries such as Saudi, Qatar, Dubai, Syria, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait are all ruled by western puppets placed in the 1930-1950s. These countries do not rule based on Islam, they rule based on natural resource and their own personal wealth.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Reply
    • SoundOff

      You seem to be glossing over the Ottoman Empire in WWI and WWII influences.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  22. Zane Abdulla

    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. I hope you can find salvation in this life. May Allah bless you nonetheless. We muslims are very forgiving.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Reply
  23. Amarjit Verma

    Fareed Zakaria, Islam is inherent intolerant and have been that way throughout its history, you cannot change Quran, Hadith and Sharia Laws. Do you deny that present day Islamic population on Indianan subcontinent are the offspring of Hindus, including you, converted to Islam by evil minas?

    October 12, 2014 at 3:05 pm | Reply
  24. Should religion be law?

    Fareed thanks for your exploration and insight. Regarding the 200000 Jewish people that you kindly pointed out living in Iraq, I should note that these 200000 people were living in Kurdistan and were accepted not because of Islam, but because of acceptance in Kurdish culture; these Jewish people were and are Kurdish citizens, the same as Kurdish Christians and Yazidis.
    Unfortunately, when Islam arrived in Iran and beyond, it did not tolerate other religions. Islam imposed significant burdens on Jewish, Christians and Zoroastrians by enforcing high taxes, cultural intolerance and considering "non-Muslim" as being Najis or unclean to do business or trade with–these resulted in mass migrations of Zoroastrians to India. The issue is when religion is combined with governing law as a power to rule people. Religions are created to guide people, NOT to rule them. Most religions have set of rules of Rights and Wrongs. The problem is when these Rights and Wrongs become Law.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Reply
  25. Amarjit Verma

    Fareed Zakaria, Islam is inherent intolerant and have been that way throughout its history, you cannot change Quran, Hadith and Sharia Laws. Do you deny that present day Islamic population on Indianan subcontinent are the offspring of Hindus, including you, converted to Islam by evil minas? You are just a fake commentator, trying to justify barbarian Islam.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Intisarul Islam

      Take a history lesson at some point – the Mughals were relatively tolerant for an empire in the 16th century. The fact that most of the population remained Hindu and that the culture remained intact shows that they had at least some form of tolerance. As for conversions – they happen whenever there is a new elite and new order – this is nothing unique to Islam. Where do you think the Christians in India came from? Or the Christians ANYWHERE in the world? They all converted at some point just as the Muslims in India did. How did India become Hindu? Did Hinduism exist in India since time immemorial? No. People adopted it over time. Pretty simple.

      It's hilarious seeing people like you still getting angry over what happened 500 years ago. How about looking at some recent Hindu intolerance, like the Gujarat riots where you "peace-loving" Hindus went around murdering, terrorizing, and raping Muslims? And don't bring up that nonsense about Muslims "starting it" by "burning the train full of Hindus" – 1) the evidence shows that the fire started inside the train as an accident – not because of a "Muslim mob" 2) assuming it was a Muslim mob who started the fire, it does not justify attacking random Muslims.

      But then again, I never expected a right-wing nut like you to have basic common sense – you guys prefer to hold on to your manufactured national mythology and scapegoating to feel important and to find some excuse for your current problems.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:30 pm | Reply
  26. Zane Abdulla

    Ben Affleck said it best. KKK an american icon poses more dilemmas for american existentialism than anybody else.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:09 pm | Reply
  27. truth

    Fareed said the truth but this should have been said long before. I am sure many muslims will now attack him and paint him in a very bad light. There is a lot of disinformation from people against him for saying this.
    I think people should not just only militarily deal with this problem but study this so called religion properly and realise what it really is. It is not what they say it is. It should be openly debated in papers and television. By discussing it openly truth will come out. No one ever discusses islam for fear of being politically incorrect. Are Taliban , Al Qaeda ISIS and Boko Haram that far off from islam's teachings? I doubt that

    October 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm | Reply
    • Intisarul Islam

      The fact that there are so few of them tells me that they ARE far off from Islam.

      October 12, 2014 at 3:20 pm | Reply
      • truth

        Not convincing. Highly unlikely these people will succeed to this extent without support. They are financed and muslims are waiting to go and fight there. Vast majority of muslims seem to support this silently and celebrate this even. For political reasons they deny this. Looks like they enjoy this. Many people try to cover up all this terror. You say there is no support for this kind of terror in islam? I am not convinced at all. We have all studied history of islam and also the koran, hadiths. Thanks for trying

        October 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm |
  28. Zane Abdulla

    NOBODY WILL DICTATE TO US OUR FREEDOM !!!

    THE FINISH LINE BELONGS TO US !!!

    THE FUTURE BELONGS TO US !!!!

    LONG LIVE ISLAM !!!

    October 12, 2014 at 3:11 pm | Reply
  29. Zane Abdulla

    The Khmer Rouge trial and guilty verdict sends a loud and clear message to all those leaders who undertook genocides. Payback time.

    It is time to stand up Modi of India and send him to The Hague to face trial of murders and genocides in Gujarat et al, India ..... committed against the minorities.

    We shall never forget.

    October 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  30. Ike

    Fareed, Nigeria is NOT a majority Muslim country. Where do you get your information from? The manipulated census figures which have been a sore point in all headcounts since 1963?

    October 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Reply
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