WATCH: Fareed Zakaria Wipes the Floor With Glenn Beck Over "Nonsense" Muslim Terrorist Claim

We already know Glenn Beck is full of nonsense, but it can still be refreshing to hear someone take down his insane arguments using logic and common sense. Take, for instance, Fareed Zakaria, who took to his show on CNN yesterday to combat Beck's insane claim that there are "157 million Muslim terrorists in the world."

Beck first made the claim in his 2003 book, and he did so again on his radio show last week. Via the Huffington Post:

"Beck wondered why this wasn't receiving any media coverage [before last week]," [Zakaria] said. "Well, let me suggest one reason. It is total nonsense. A figure made up by Glenn Beck with absolutely no basis in fact."

Zakaria noted that, according to the State Department, there were around 11,000 terrorist attacks committed in the world in 2009. He said he would be "generous" to Beck and assume that a hundred people carried out each attack -- even though, in reality, most involved from one to three people.

"One hundred people times 11,000 terror attacks equals 1,100,000 people," Zakaria said. "But Glenn Beck's figure is 157 times higher than that. If in fact there are 157 million Muslim terrorists in the world, what would the other 155,900,000 of them doing last year?"

Watch the whole segment here:


AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at December 13, 2010, 6:27am

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