Fareed vs. Glenn Beck – the ‘Muslim’ claim
“Fareed Zakaria GPS” is once again taking on Glenn Beck — this time over his recent reiteration that “ten percent” of all Muslims in the world are “terrorists” wanting to take down the United States in some shape or form.
During a segment on his CNN show (which you can see to the left), Fareed’s rebuttal was simply that the facts to not adequately back up any of Beck’s claims:
“And this guy cited some polls to support the claim that many in the Muslim world don’t like us and wish us harm. Uhh, yes, many of us have been pointing that out for over a decade now … But hating America is not the same thing as being a terrorist.
“Believe me, if we had one hundred and fifty seven million Muslim terrorists active across the world, we would be hearing more about it.”
Fareed later took on Beck’s claim that “one percent [or] half a percent” of the populated wanted to overthrow the government, citing that he could not “find any poll or study or shred of data that suggests that one and a half million Americans – which is what that number would work out to – want to violently overthrow their government.”
Do you think that Beck’s passionate claim has any merit to it, or is Fareed right to take it on?
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