October 26th, 2014
03:33 PM ET

There's a problem within Islam

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By Fareed Zakaria

If all Muslims were radicals, we would have more than three to worry about last week. And yet, there is a problem within Islam.

It is not enough for Muslims to point out that these people do not represent the religion. They don't. But Muslims need to take more active measures to protest these heinous acts. They also need to make sure that Muslim countries and societies do not in any way condone extremism, anti-modern attitudes and intolerance towards other faiths.

Muslims are right to complain that there is anti-Muslim bigotry out there. But they would have a more persuasive case if they took on some of the bigotry within the world of Islam as well.

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  1. Michael66

    I truly believe that most of the world is in denial of what the true Islam faith is all about.
    Everyone tries to claim that the extremists who blow themselves up in the name of allah are not following the teachings of the quran, but they are doing exactly what muhammad taught.

    If Islam is really a religion of peace, then why do their very laws dictate so much violence among their own people?
    Why then do they persecute all non-muslims in their "peaceful" lands when they control the lands?

    In case no one realizes this, the quran states that they are to lie about their very faith, if its for the greater good of allah.
    In case no one remembers, the very people we claim are not of the extremist groups, cheered in the streets by the millions when the twin towers fell.

    One day, the world will wake up and realize just how peaceful Islam is, but by then it will be too late.
    I am glad I will be dead by then.
    Muslims are growing and lobbying to have their barbaric laws introduced into every country they can, one step at a time, and they all believe that the only way to have a peaceful world is if everyone converts to their faith and follows their barbaric laws.

    If any muslim claims I am wrong, then they are not even following the very quran they read and simply playing dumb.
    If Islam is so peaceful, then why are they the only religious groups fighting and murdering everyone that refuses to convert to their faith?

    November 1, 2014 at 12:59 am |
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