CNN Reporter Questions Violence of Islam
Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 7, 2014
CNN reporter Don Lemon threw political correctness to the wind and asked the much-needed question: “Is Islam more violent than any other faith?” While the answer is apparent during this point in history, the fact that the question was asked by the mainstream media is significant and signifies that Western society is coming to grips with perhaps the most serious issue facing it today.
One of the guests being questioned by Lemon was Arsalan Iftikhar of the Islamic Monthly Magazine. Iftikhar’s response attempted to equate violence by non-Muslim religious fanatics to global jihad. It is often used by those who attempt to defend violent behavior in the name of Islam. However, the broad scope and brutality of the violence committed in the name of Islam makes this argument/excuse without merit. It is nothing more than an attempt to obfuscate. Until greater Islam modernizes itself in a similar fashion that other religions have, as suggested by another one of Lemon’s panelist, violence in its name will continue to be a serious threat to world stability.