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June 22nd, 2014
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Red News/Blue News: Islamophobia and the media

Linda Sarsour and Brigitte Gabriel debate how Islamophobia is manifested in the media.


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  1. JJ

    You guys are so dumb and racist. You all have no clue what your sYing. Your just talking out your ass. Go put some education in your puny little heads retards. America killed how many Iraqis, how many Pakistanis and Afghanistan and how many Syrians, and the shit hole "state" Israel kidnapped, murdered astride innocent children and women while the 3 Jewish dummies were caught on tape taking 2 other Palestinian children from school. I'm pretty sure most of your comments Are bulls hit and you go listen to Fox news dumbass and believe their racist white ass.

    July 3, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Reply
  2. Mark

    All you Zionist pigs do us all a favour and eat shit and die...please

    June 26, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Reply
    • JusticeForAll

      I Have no idea what is Islam-phobia. I do know what Muslims are doing in Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Eretria, Nigeria, Thailand, Philippines, Russia, Gaza, Kenya, Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan .. you get the picture ………
      In fact Islamic terrorists exists and are extremely active in more than 30 countries. They are active in mass murder in the name of Islam. There are thousands of Islamic terrorist groups in the world. Is this Islam-phobia?
      Perhaps more appropriately we can call it what it is which is a religion that seems to produce extremely disproportion amount of murders based on the teaching of Islam.

      June 28, 2014 at 1:33 am | Reply
      • Agnostic Egyptian

        Hi JusticeForAll
        thumbs up!

        http://freedomequalitytolerance.blogspot.com/

        This is an interactive report showing around 22000 Islamic violent attacks that left more than 330000 victims in 84 countries from 2001 to 2013. The report visualizes the data using charts, tables and maps and allows grouping and filtering the data on different dimensions like Region, Country, Year and Motivation. Please have a look and share

        June 28, 2014 at 6:57 am |
      • JJ

        You know nothing your ads hole looking mouth you know at all racist.

        July 3, 2014 at 1:22 pm |
      • Agnostic Egyptian

        So would you please tell us what you know? But before that have a look on this report. and by the way, last time I checked Islam was not a race. What is common between those crimes is not a race is an ideology
        http://freedomequalitytolerance.blogspot.com Report of 22000 Islamic violent attack that left more than 330000 victims in 84 countries from 2001-2013

        July 3, 2014 at 4:16 pm |
  3. Jack

    Bravo to CNN for exposing the rampant Islamophobia that's being spewed by witches like Bridget Gabriel and those nut jobs who claim to be "experts" because they go to Arab grocery stores. The Islamophobia industry must be exposed for the crazies they are.

    June 26, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • BJ Drwenski

      And you Jack must be one of those male chauvinist pigs Muslims that is and advocate for sharia law! Muslim men that are afraid they cannot control their sexual impulses if a woman shows her hair should be tarred and feathered.

      June 26, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Reply
  4. Aji

    I am muslim and do not accept this title as "moderate" muslim. Their idea of moderate is a Muslim who lacks practice and/or is a muslim who is trimmed down to mere rituals. Similar to how most Christians are today, nothing about a "christian" reflects bibilical teachings rather man made values that are acutually contrary to Qur'an and the bible! I as a muslim need not to apologize for an erroneous action carried out by a muslim any more than I expect EVERY Amercian to apologize to me for the erroneous acts of terror carried out in muslim land by the American Government. To each is his own, and he/she will be standing before their LORD to answer for their actions of trangression against humanity. It is time to stop playing the religion card and face the facts that this is a smoke screen to cover up the fact that these wars are Corporate Wars of Greed, it just so happens the the things that is wanted most is populated with Muslims. If the middle east was Bhuddist, the media would do it all it can to De-humanize bhuddist to justify the barbaric attacks carried out against them. #Don'tBelieveTheHype

    June 24, 2014 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  5. myvoiceforisrael

    OH, CNN has been promoting a biased view of Islam and Muslims: They portray Islam as innocent. CNN fuels the growing terrorism by not naming it. CNN fuels the growing rise of a violent Islam by protecting the violence and injustice of a growing number of Muslims who recognize their violence is met with immunity, their hatred and vilification of Jews with applause as CNN acts to negate the plight of the Jews and make it the plight of the Muslims. CNN has made the Muslim cause its cause. Name it for what it is, people. CNN has a media bias and it will attempt to destroy those who oppose the CNN view.

    June 24, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Reply
  6. Michelle

    Its amazing how the majority of the comments are people who themselves have been brainwashed by the media. No country is innocent of terrorism. The US gets involved in otehr countries affairs when we have a tremendous amount of issues of our own to deal with here. Also in referenceto Raidcal Islam amd Muslims. Like any religion there are fanatics. Sttaments made in the Quran are taken out of context for any one who does not study the history of the Quran. There are references of war and murder but these references are referring specifially to things that were occurring at that time in history. As with the Bible, which might I add has several vioelnt references as well. Leviticus 20:9,Exodus 32:27,Exodus 31:15,Ezekiel 9:6, etc. There is a similarity when speaking of violence in the QUran and the Bible so one should not condemn the words of the Quran without knowing the full history of its teachings. This is why education is so improtant. People stop beleieving what the television teaches you.

    June 24, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Reply
    • BJ Drwenski

      I don't need to study the Koran to know Muhammad was a pedophile.

      June 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Reply
      • Dontbe Rude

        Please Please keep your asshole comments to yourself.

        June 24, 2014 at 7:31 pm |
      • Agnostic Egyptian

        Hi Dontbe Rude
        Please read my comments to Michelle and we can start from there, as for the pedophile part, this is a fact not an "asshole comment". This is coming from El Bukhari, the second most credible Islamic reference after the Quran. Here it is if you would like to check
        "The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death)” (Bukhari 7.62.88)"

        June 24, 2014 at 7:40 pm |
    • Agnostic Egyptian

      Hi Michelle,
      I agree with you on the statement "This is why education is so improtant"
      I lived most of my life in Egypt, I studied the Islamic history thoroughly since Mohammad time. I read the Quran entirely in Arabic (my mother tongue). Unfortunately, violence is not taken out of context as you claim. On the contrary, it has always been the main component that drove the spread of Islam in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Those invasions were lead by Mohammad himself and by his immediate successors The teachings of Islam are very clear about imposing Sharia Law on the entire world. I can provide you with all the necessary references that support my statements if you are really serious about getting educated about Islam.
      Also, I am sending to you a link to a report that shows around 22000 Islamic violent attacks that left more than 330000 casualties in 84 countries only from 2001 to 2013. Please have a look at it to understand the magnitude of the problem
      Here is my email if you want detailed information: freedomequalitytolerance@gmail.com. I really wish that you would right me back

      June 24, 2014 at 5:20 pm | Reply
      • Agnostic Egyptian

        Sorry I forgot to add the link to the report here it is http://freedomequalitytolerance.blogspot.com

        June 24, 2014 at 5:21 pm |
      • haveittodayray

        Your are correct. The Islam Caliphate will eventually come to America, unless good men and woman prevent it from happening. It is almost impossible today to tell any difference between so called peaceful Islam and peaceful Mosques due to the practice of “Taqivya” that is found in the Quran. If anyone can tell, please let me know.
        Did you know that Anwar Awlaki was thought to be a moderate Muslim by our own government?
        We have yet to learn from the tragedy of 9/11. After over a decade of violence and terror from Islam, it has not been resolved. Ayaan Hirsi Ali perhaps said it best, "Violence is inherent in Islam". It must be noted that Ayaan has won every single debate on the subject as to whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. It is not. She speaks from experience as a former Muslim, and speaks out against radical Islam and Sharia Law. She has been accused of hate speech and has death threats on her life, merely for telling the truth.
        There was a time when our government thought that Anwar Awlaki (American born terrorist and Iman preacher at a Virginia Mosque and main recruiter for al Qaeda) was a moderate Muslim, and actually invited him to speak to members of Congress and our military officers. Now we have over 2450 Mosques and climbing rapidly.
        He had them all fooled, using taqiyya (The practice of concealing one's beliefs in dangerous circumstances originates in the Qur'an, which deems blameless those who disguise their beliefs in such cases.[8] The practice of taqiyya in difficult circumstances is considered legitimate by Muslims of various sects.
        Practically, taqiyya is any form of lying, deceit, misleading, half-truths or related practices condoned by Islamic doctrine to further the growth of Islam or to protect the individual from harm. Taqiyya is one of the reasons we are "surprised" by acts of violence or terror from those previously considered to be "moderate" Muslims. ."
        In other words it is OK for Muslims to lie to accomplish their mission. He was an American born terrorist who incited English speaking Muslims to commit terrorist acts. He preached to 3 of the 9/11 hijackers and was linked with Nidal Hassan who committed the Fort Hood massacre. Awlaki preached a hateful ideology an inciting violence against America and a leader of Al Qaeda
        A good friend of Anwar Awlaki is Ism Suhaib Webb who worked alongside of Awlaki and also joined al Qaeda. Where do you think Ism Sahib Webb is today, almost too shocking to believe but he teaches the future of Muslim leadership in America at a college in Claremont, California called Bayan College (Bayan known for Honest Man?) How pathetic and perhaps dangerous?
        Why he was even allowed back into the United States for his known terrorist connections why was he not arrested let alone teaches at a college? He apparently has convinced the government that he is a moderate Muslim, (will we never learn that for Islam it’s OK to lie?) Just Google “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood” their doctrine to destroy America from within by stealth jihad, lies and deception just like Anwar Awlaki, who had the majority of our governments convinced, he was just a moderate Muslim.
        Anwar Awlaki, the leader of Al Qaeda was killed in a drone attack by President Obama. Authorized drone attack on 9/20/2011.
        The mainstream news has no idea that this man “Ism Suhaib Webb” is now teaching at Bayan College, nor do they care. Also on the staff, is Salam Al Marayati, who has defended terrorist acts and the groups that carry them out? Dr. Asifa Quraishi Landes who defends Sharia law is also on the staff there.
        All are so called Islam scholars and moderates just like Anwar Awlaki led us to believe. Perhaps this college should be investigated, or at least the entire faculty investigated. What kind of peaceful moderate Muslims leaders are being taught there? We need to see what is really being taught there, before we have another “clone” of Anwar Awlaki in America.
        The recent release of the 5 Taliban Terrorist leaders will cause more Americans to die as they will continue to plot another 9/11 where they left off. Just one more stupid decision by our government. It will be the major mistake of the 21st Century, to have released these savage Taliban “monsters” More Americans will die as a direct result of this decision by the White House.

        I could mention our “open borders” that are bringing in more terrorists daily, to eventually attack us, but that is a whole other subject.
        Al Qaeda and the Taliban are alive and well creating havoc throughout the World. How many more people will be slaughtered by them? It is another Holocaust killing innocent children, and infidels, Christians, Jews, and priests, and anyone that stands in their way of the Caliphate. There were over 1.3 million Christians in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon, now there are less than 300,000. Where is the World uproar and condemnation of these barbaric killer savages? They must be stopped. What is your thoughts America? Please comment.

        June 24, 2014 at 10:33 pm |
      • Sam

        Your way of spewing hatred is very obvious. You have no clue or and any knowledge of Islam. I suggest that you come out of your shell and stop hiding behind agnostic non sense and really educate yourself first. Furthermore, I suggest that you start paying attention and direct your energy to (SISI) and what he is going to do to your people. Go ahead and educate yourself and stop propagating lies…

        June 26, 2014 at 2:18 pm |
      • Agnostic Egyptian

        I was accused of "propagating lies". Here is some of the scriptures from Quran (The word of God) and the Bukhari (the most credible book of Muhammad Hadith) that shows clearly how Muslims are supposed to impose Islam on everybody by the sword.

        From Quran, Chapter 9:29
        Fight against those who (1) believe not in Allah, (2) nor in the Last Day, (3) nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) (4) and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e. Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.
        قَاتِلُوا الَّذِينَ لَا يُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّهِ وَلَا بِالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَلَا يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ وَلَا يَدِينُونَ دِينَ الْحَقِّ مِنَ الَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ حَتَّىٰ يُعْطُوا الْجِزْيَةَ عَن يَدٍ وَهُمْ صَاغِرُونَ

        http://www.searchtruth.com/chapter_display_all.php?chapter=9

        From Hadith Bukhari 1.2.24
        Narrated Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Apostle said: "I have been ordered (by Allah) to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah's Apostle, and offer the prayers perfectly and give the obligatory charity, so if they perform a that, then they save their lives an property from me except for Islamic laws and then their reckoning (accounts) will be done by Allah."
        أمرت أن أقاتل الناس حتى يشهدوا أن لا إله إلا الله ، وأن محمدا رسول الله ، ويقيموا الصلاة ، ويؤتوا الزكاة ، فإذا فعلوا ذلك ، عصموا مني دماءهم وأموالهم ، إلا بحق الإسلام ، وحسابهم على الله تعالى رواه البخاري ومسلم

        http://www.searchtruth.com/book_display.php?book=2&translator=1&number=24

        June 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm |
    • Aji

      Very well said, it's too bad what you said probaly fell upon deaf ears. I am muslim and this is very true. The wars referenced in Qur'an are specific to a particular time it also clearly is within the context of Self Defense. Offensive war is not allowed.

      June 24, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Reply
      • Agnostic Egyptian

        Hi Aji,
        That is not true. Most Islamic war at the time of Mohmmad and his immediate successors were offensive conquests that turned the middle East, Asia and parts of Europe to hell with only one goal: Impose Islamic State on Muslims and Non Muslims alike
        Here is my email if you seriously want to be educated about them.
        freedomequalitytolerance@gmail.com I wish youwill get back to me so I can send you all references that support my statement

        June 25, 2014 at 12:21 am |
  7. Ronen

    Every Muslim pretends to be a human being on camera, all you have to do is give them the "Israel" test. Simply ask them where Jews came from and if Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish nation next to 26 Islamic nations, and see the rabid foaming at the mouth that ensues. Test over. ;)

    June 24, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Reply
    • Open your eyes

      Its more like a human test. Does anyone have a right to commit genocide on massive scale to eliminate the local population and force the remaining population to live in concentration camps. Imagine if it happens to you. Its wrong when Americans did it to the native Americans, It was wrong when hitler did it to the jews and it is wrong when Zionists are doing it to Palestinians.
      Unfortunately, US Government is a slave of AIPAC and media is owned by them and they tell you what to believe.

      June 24, 2014 at 3:41 pm | Reply
      • Ronen

        Unfortunately, Muslims still troll these news boards and try to shape public opinion by spreading Islamic based perceptions. If the Palestinians like to believe that they are the "natives" of the land, then surely Jesus was a Palestinean right? If Israel was commiting genocide, then surely every Palestinean would be dead tomorrow, because it's that easy for Israel to wipe them out in a blink of an eye. The hard truth is that the Arabs who walk around lying to themselves they are this invented term "Palestinian" are the settlers themselves. They have Saudi Arabian and Egyptian bloodlines, which is why Arafat himself, the "leader" of the Paleatineans, was never actually born there himself, by in Egypr. Arab Mulims have cleverly felt that if they can split their ethnicities into sub-ethnicities, that they can claim they are "occupied" by Jews. In reality there is no such difference between Jordanian, Palestinean, Lebanese and even most times Egyptian Arabs, they are all ARABS. But to invent a Palestinean ethnicity, just affords a false right for an additional and unnessicery Muslim state in the Middle East, at the cost of the ONLY Jewish state in the Middle East. When they say "free Palestine" they really mean "drive out all the Jews because this is Muslim land, Allah willing". When Muslims defame the term of "Zionist" as something deragatory, what they "really" mean is "any Jew who wants to live in the Middle East in a Jewish nation". All these Muslims getting on CNN boards is a total joke. They practice not only physical terror on the ground, but psychological terror online (by validating why it's ok to murder Jews out the Middle East in the name of so called "reaisitng occupation")... So long story short, they not only lie on TV in a debate with Briggite Gabriel, but lying is their way of life, it's in their blood. The truth, is in who already has won the battle, and will never lose no matter how many lies still told on the internet. Long Live Israel. ;)

        June 24, 2014 at 9:34 pm |
  8. Mark

    What happened to fair and balanced reporting? I want to see the full unedited interview.

    June 24, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Reply
  9. Howard Tate

    Sarsour is a phony!!!

    http://www.debbieschlussel.com/66493/linda-sarsour-ny-dem-bill-de-blasio-campaigns-w-hamas-terrorists-proud-relative-will-end-nypds-islamic-terrorism-investigations/

    June 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Reply
  10. orangecountybuzz

    CNN-Shame on you for manipulating this interview. Your guilty of Treason! You are lying to the American people and trying to change reality. you should be banned by the FCC

    June 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  11. Dave K

    CNN....I am underwhelmed and unimpressed by your editing, spin, bias. It is pathetic. I applaud Brigitte Gabriel for talking straight on issues surrounding terrorism (in general) and the obvious threat of Islamic terrorism (by SOME people calling themselves Muslims...not all) She gave a very respectful and polite answer to the young Islamic woman on the Benghazi panel video, and then, the Left Lib media turned it into "taunting, targeting, bigotry, etc." Really? Even other Lib reporters admitted truthfully, that no such thing happened. People can play the "victim card" or they can choose to grow up and be honest. As I recall, Muslims (of some group) did take responsibility for the events of 9/11....is that "work place violence" or can we be intelligent enough to call it terrorism? Now what? Are we so politically correct, that we are no longer worried about bombs (Boston) or more planes flying into USA buildings? Are we re-writing history to now say that many, many events have NOT involved Muslims gladly taking credit for violence? How is that "hate speech" or intolerant to repeat what they themselves have said? It is not. If I heard Christians on the news taking credit for violence, I would tell the off in 2 seconds. Why should it be so difficult for people of other faiths to do the same? If they are supposedly peaceful and want co-existence, and rights for women, gays, and all groups...then, back that up with speech and actions. Otherwise, I simply do not buy it. This woman on the interview seemed smug and disingenuous, dodging questions, putting out red herrings, rather than admitting that we need some truth and confrontation, or we are WELCOMING future violence by our blatant denial. And this term "Islamaphobia"? Aren't phobias unfounded? Since Muslims take credit for much terrorism on TV and elsewhere...by choice...how is this unfounded. Time to get honest....especially Left Lib media. You are doing the USA a disservice. No thank you.

    June 24, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Reply
  12. AD

    Does CNN plan on releasing the FULL and UNEDITED video of Brigitte Gabriel and Linda Sarsour? You should (at the very least) try to live up to your name. I have no idea why you haven't posted it already. You are starting to look like Lois Lerner and the IRS. Do the right thing. Be reliable.

    June 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Reply
  13. Samantha

    POST THE ENTIRE, UNEDITED INTERVIEW!

    June 24, 2014 at 11:56 am | Reply
  14. Tim Whitmore

    I used to enjoy CNN as a news source. But I have slowly stopped watching for quite awhile...last night, after another last attempt...I realized why. The "News" host was openly biased, disrespectful, rude and downright disingenuous! What's more this is on a show purporting to cover two hot-ticket items; Islam and media bias! (IF your intention was to show HOW to conduct slanted interviews and biased reporting, you did a bang-up job!) The bickering bias, (attempts at) drama and obviously heavily edited segments are not news. Sadly, you missed a great opportunity to really make a statement about how CNN does its work in a fair, ethical, accurate & balanced manner. I may check in from time to time to watch the ongoing devolution, as you are now quintessentially the perfect, continuing satire of a news organization.

    June 24, 2014 at 10:46 am | Reply
    • adamtroyboy

      Thank you, Tim. My sentiments exactly. If I want to watch drama and biased reporting, I'll watch FOX. I have given up on CNN too, after watching this segment. I'm tired of listening to the tirades during these mock debates. CNN used to present news, real news. That was also when HLN was really Headline News. It's just ridiculous. I guess I'll stay tuned to BBC America for news. Thanks again, Tim.
      Adam

      June 24, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Reply
  15. someone

    Israel are the true terrorists.

    June 24, 2014 at 2:14 am | Reply
    • Ronen

      The only people who say Israel are terrorists, are Muslims who have been brainwashed at their dinner tables, but their Muslim parents who have been brain washed when they were children too. The issue is lack of education in Muslim communities all around the world. A Muslim cannot even recite the origins of Judaism, in order to know the roots of Israel as a Jewish nation. A Muslim does not even know that the word "Israel" is written in the Quran, passage Sura 5:12, but yet in the same breath claims Israel is a non-existent country. Perhaps if Muslims pointed their fingers less at Jews and pointed fingers more in the mirror, then they would actually find the only "occupation" going on, is by Satan inside their hearts. Israel was built off of love, every other country surrounding it was built off of fear. This is why Israel survives, and every other country surrounding it crumbles, in jealousy.

      June 24, 2014 at 3:36 am | Reply
      • Janeen

        Ronen: Your islamophobic rant is completely and utterly filled with absolute nonsense. Nothing you said has an ounce of truth to it. I'm not even sure where to begin because clearly you are the one who has been brainwashed and I'm willing to bet you're a lost cause but for the sake of other readers I will reply. First of all, you say that the only people who say Israel is a terrorist state are Muslims (WRONG). The only people who say Israel is a terrorist state is anybody who has ever stepped foot in occupied PALESTINE and seen for themselves what goes on there and witnessed the atrocities committed not by the Palestinians but by the IDF, anyone who has been able to research the topic independently and not listen to what there Zionist controlled media (ie Fox News) tells them, and anyone who knows an ounce of history. Btw, I'm Christian (Orthodox to be exact) and I say, without a shadow of a doubt that Israel is a terrorist state. They shoot children for the love of God, in what warped world do you think that's not terror? Wait, I know what you'll say, you'll regurgitate the LIE that the terrorists use children as shields and that's why there is such a huge number of children fatalities. Yes, that's the excuse they give for murdering children, toddlers, and infants and you simple minded fools eat it all up. Next, A Muslim does not know the word Israel is in the Quran? This question seems irrelevant to the subject at hand so I will answer it with another question; Do Jews and Christians know that the word PALESTINE is written in both the Torah and the Bible? Muslims claim that Israel is a non existent country (FALSE). I mean, wouldn't that be nice?!?! but no, Muslims, Christians, the whole damn world knows that Israel exists whether or not it has the right to is somewhat debatable depending on who you ask. If you ask me, I, myself, believe in Israel's right to exist ONLY because they've been there so long and kicking them out would be doing the same thing they did to the Palestinians. With that said, I wholeheartedly believe in Palestine's right to exist independently and not under illegal Israeli occupation as well. "Israel is built off love" ??? Okay this can't be serious...I mean, are you serious? Do you know how Israel came to be, my friend? Do you know how many Palestinians were killed in 1948 during the creation of the "lovely" state of Israel? 700,000 in the town of Jenin alone. Do you know how many are, till this day, living in refugee camps because they were expelled from their homes and were never allowed to return? Millions. I could go on and on.

        June 24, 2014 at 11:47 am |
      • Ronen

        Dear Janeen, there is no real need to read your own entire rant, passed the point of referring to "Palestine" as "occupied. No Arab gave that name "Palestine" to any land, it was back when the Romans occupied Ancient Israel that they forced a name change to punish the Jews for resisting occupation. There is a REASON Arabs are called Arabs, because they are from Arabia, a region no where near Israel, in present day Saudi Arabia. Just because Muslims force their women to have more babies than people of other cultures, does not constitute lad ownership by population sizes derived from forced pregnancies. There is no such thing as a Palestinean country, there was no such county as Palaetine ever existing. Before Israel's recreation in 1948, there was an invented country on "Palestinian land regional territory" called "Jordan" invented in 1946, on WHICH body of land huh? Palatinian territorial land. So I wonder why Jordanians are not occupying "Palestine" but Israel is???? Could it be, than when a Muslim invents a country calling it Jordan nobody says anything because they're Muslim, but suddenly when Jews next door want to rightfully declare their own state, sudden to the rules for JEWS in the Middle East, change. There was no such county called Palestine, and any present day Muslim Arab who foams at the mouth while repeating this lie over and over again about of a non-existent country to themselves, is simply blaming Israel and Jews for their own Islamic denial. No one Jew is allowed in Mecca, but somehow Jerusalem is supposed to allow Muslims, how ironic. The justified side has already been vindicated, the only side that is angry about it is the side living in a lie. Good day.

        June 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm |
      • Correction

        Not all Palestinians are Muslim.

        June 25, 2014 at 1:34 am |
  16. Dawn

    Also they are in no denial of their hatred and terrorism! A man has already been murdered by a terrorist who was released in the Gilad Shalit deal! Can you really imagine any other country releasing a THOUSAND prisoners who openly intend on mass murdering again in exchange for one captured soldier!?? If that were to take place in America there would be uproar however Israel was pressured to do it!

    June 24, 2014 at 1:52 am | Reply
  17. Dawn

    Thank you Brigitte for standing up for democracy, Israel and the fight against terror. Right now in Israel we wait for news of three innocent kidnapped boys whilst the Muslims celebrate their torture and capture. Why will the western world not wake up to the truth!?? Antisemitism and alliance with terrorism is going to destroy the world!

    June 24, 2014 at 1:48 am | Reply
    • haveittodayray

      Dawn you are correct. The Islam Caliphate will eventually come to America, unless good men and woman prevent it from happening. It is almost impossible today to tell any difference between so called peaceful Islam and peaceful Mosques due to the practice of “Taqivya” that is found in the Quran. If anyone can tell, please let me know.

      Did you know that Anwar Awlaki was thought to be a moderate Muslim by our own government?

      We have yet to learn from the tragedy of 9/11. After over a decade of violence and terror from Islam, it has not been resolved. Ayaan Hirsi Ali perhaps said it best, "Violence is inherent in Islam". It must be noted that Ayaan has won every single debate on the subject as to whether or not Islam is a religion of peace. It is not. She speaks from experience as a former Muslim, and speaks out against radical Islam and Sharia Law. She has been accused of hate speech and has death threats on her life, merely for telling the truth.

      There was a time when our government thought that Anwar Awlaki (American born terrorist and Iman preacher at a Virginia Mosque and main recruiter for al Qaeda) was a moderate Muslim, and actually invited him to speak to members of Congress and our military officers. Now we have over 2450 Mosques and climbing rapidly.

      He had them all fooled, using taqiyya (The practice of concealing one's beliefs in dangerous circumstances originates in the Qur'an, which deems blameless those who disguise their beliefs in such cases.[8] The practice of taqiyya in difficult circumstances is considered legitimate by Muslims of various sects.

      Practically, taqiyya is any form of lying, deceit, misleading, half-truths or related practices condoned by Islamic doctrine to further the growth of Islam or to protect the individual from harm. Taqiyya is one of the reasons we are "surprised" by acts of violence or terror from those previously considered to be "moderate" Muslims. ."

      In other words it is OK for Muslims to lie to accomplish their mission. He was an American born terrorist who incited English speaking Muslims to commit terrorist acts. He preached to 3 of the 9/11 hijackers and was linked with Nidal Hassan who committed the Fort Hood massacre. Awlaki preached a hateful ideology an inciting violence against America and a leader of Al Qaeda

      A good friend of Anwar Awlaki is Ism Suhaib Webb who worked alongside of Awlaki and also joined al Qaeda. Where do you think Ism Sahib Webb is today, almost too shocking to believe but he teaches the future of Muslim leadership in America at a college in Claremont, California called Bayan College (Bayan known for Honest Man?) How pathetic and perhaps dangerous?

      Why he was even allowed back into the United States for his known terrorist connections why was he not arrested let alone teaches at a college? He apparently has convinced the government that he is a moderate Muslim, (will we never learn that for Islam it’s OK to lie?) Just Google “theprojectmuslimbrotherhood” their doctrine to destroy America from within by stealth jihad, lies and deception just like Anwar Awlaki, who had the majority of our governments convinced, he was just a moderate Muslim.

      Anwar Awlaki, the leader of Al Qaeda was killed in a drone attack by President Obama. Authorized drone attack on 9/20/2011.

      The mainstream news has no idea that this man “Ism Suhaib Webb” is now teaching at Bayan College, nor do they care. Also on the staff, is Salam Al Marayati, who has defended terrorist acts and the groups that carry them out? Dr. Asifa Quraishi Landes who defends Sharia law is also on the staff there.

      All are so called Islam scholars and moderates just like Anwar Awlaki led us to believe. Perhaps this college should be investigated, or at least the entire faculty investigated. What kind of peaceful moderate Muslims leaders are being taught there? We need to see what is really being taught there, before we have another “clone” of Anwar Awlaki in America.
      The recent release of the 5 Taliban Terrorist leaders will cause more Americans to die as they will continue to plot another 9/11 where they left off. Just one more stupid decision by our government. It will be the major mistake of the 21st Century, to have released these savage Taliban “monsters” More Americans will die as a direct result of this decision by the White House.

      I could mention our “open borders” that are bringing in more terrorists daily, to eventually attack us, but that is a whole other subject.

      Al Qaeda and the Taliban are alive and well creating havoc throughout the World. How many more people will be slaughtered by them? It is another Holocaust killing innocent children, and infidels, Christians, Jews, and priests, and anyone that stands in their way of the Caliphate. There were over 1.3 million Christians in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon, now there are less than 300,000.

      Where is the World uproar and condemnation of these barbaric killer savages? They must be stopped. What is your thoughts America? Please comment.

      June 24, 2014 at 10:37 pm | Reply
  18. Mandy

    We demand to see the unedited version! Or are you to afraid to show people the truth?

    June 24, 2014 at 12:20 am | Reply
  19. Ron Durbin

    I cannot BELIEVE the way you've attempted to manipulate that interview! I just lost ALL respect for your reporting! You are a TOOL of the radicals by doing this sort of thing! You are ASSISTING in advancing the RADICAL MURDERS!!

    June 23, 2014 at 9:26 pm | Reply
    • BJ Drwenski

      I am beginning to believe there are Muslim plants in all news organizations.Probably at every level of our government as well.

      June 23, 2014 at 10:18 pm | Reply
  20. peter m

    Short and sweet :
    Please read chapter 9 from the Quran,
    (just google it)
    stay safe ...!

    June 23, 2014 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  21. J Davidson

    I would like to see the unedited version.

    June 23, 2014 at 8:59 pm | Reply
  22. Report

    If the number of murders matters , if the trail of blood is any indicator , every other form of terrorism that exists on the planet is pretty miniscule compared to the religion of islam . The only moderate form of islam I have ever heard from exists to justify , excuse , obfuscate and support extreme radical murder all infidels islam that is in the koran ... I would ask if you don't believe in the koran , why call yourself a muslim at all ?

    June 23, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Reply
  23. anonymous

    Figures! The one time I flip to this trash channel to see some quality, balanced journalism, CNN chops up the debate to fit their "tolerant" narrative. ...Wouldn't want anyone to see a "moderate, peaceful" Muslim American woman hitting below the belt on national TV.

    June 23, 2014 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  24. Beth

    Show us the unedited version, CNN. This kind of editing and censorship is unAmerican.

    June 23, 2014 at 6:45 pm | Reply
  25. Chris

    And the reason so many Muslims hate the USA is because they have had a sustained occupation and interference in their country's affairs since the Cold War. If Saudi Arabia was to occupy and interfere in American affairs on American soil you would also see the emergence of radical Americans blowing up Saudi embassies and anything Saudi related. If you want to rid the world of enemies you need to stop meddling in the affairs of other nations, particularly when that interference is for the acquisition of oil wells (the only ministry the US military protected during it's occupation of Iraq was...you guessed...the oil ministry, while important institutions such as museums and historical sites were ignored.

    June 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | Reply
    • Agnostic Egyptian

      Hi Chris, this report shows more 22000 Islamic violent attacks that left more than 330000 victims in 84 countries from 2001-2013 The problem is not related to US, they are doing it everywhere in their own countries. They want Sharia Law to dominate the world.

      http://freedomequalitytolerance.blogspot.com

      June 24, 2014 at 12:35 am | Reply
  26. Nancy Schultz

    Release the entire UNEDITED version of this discussion now! As "professional" journalists I would expect better - it is flamingly apparent how heavily edited this piece was! Release it now – be not afraid of the truth!

    June 23, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Reply
    • Brigitte Gabriel

      Thanks to every single person who posted a supporting comment. As difficult and uncomfortable the subject of radical Islam is, it must be discussed and understood so we as a nation and as people from all religious backgrounds can come together and work together to protect our country from those who wish to do us harm.

      June 23, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Reply
      • Cheryl Maclean

        I watched your reply to a Muslim asking a question where you received a round of applause. I shared this video clip on my page and in groups. I have nothing but respect and admiration for your views on this topic, your reply in my opinion was 100% correct. You and many others who defy the "political correct" code by not staying silent on Islam gives us hope and encouragement. I am from Australia and this topic affects countries worldwide yet we are being labelled as racist or bigoted so as to silence us. Thankyou for showing me that hope still prevails
        Cheryl Maclean

        June 23, 2014 at 6:58 pm |
      • Agnostic Egyptian

        Hi Brigitte,
        This report shows more 22000 Islamic violent attacks that left more than 330000 victims in 84 countries from 2001-2013.

        http://freedomequalitytolerance.blogspot.com

        Please have a look and share it if you find it helpful

        June 24, 2014 at 12:38 am |
      • benkahloun67

        Brigitte Gabriel!
        thank you choucran toda raba spaciba, nchallah tefrash you are the best you and nonie darwish waffa sultan
        thank you for your fight for freedom against the nazislamiques.
        we need more like you,and shame on tamara holder from last time on Hannity.

        June 24, 2014 at 10:37 am |
    • Dorothy

      Why would you not let us see the ENTIRE video? Did you really edit it to make Brigitte Gabriel look bad? People need to hear what she says, not what you want her to say in order for it to be a fair and honest mistake.

      June 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  27. Josh

    Where's the unedited version? this is heavily edited.
    Where's the version where Linda Sosour gets irate and calls the other lady names?

    June 22, 2014 at 11:26 pm | Reply
  28. Ragdha

    there are 1 kind of Islamic they want to impose there religion on the west
    linda said Islamic the most religion spread so fast. why? because Islamic taking advantage of the system of the west
    also linda should not be on the show she does not know what is the different between radical islamic and shooting
    Radical they train to kill have hate they brain wash
    brain watch no love in there heart, ,
    if the USA have have freedom speech and religion dont take advantage of the system, i wish we can change the law,
    the mental sick people who shoot they crazy but not train but we ccll them (terrorism).

    June 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm | Reply
  29. Thorgard

    "They edited the discussion down to fit their usual pro Islamist bias". Why don't you send the complete version? A debat is not to be cut especially when such a different case is spoken. Please send the entire version or place it on youtube to watch. Your viewers have the right to hear the total truth, not your truth....

    June 22, 2014 at 6:13 pm | Reply
    • coreybrand

      Out of curiosity, what do you think was edited out? Would they have changed the points she (Bridgitte) made?

      June 22, 2014 at 6:18 pm | Reply
      • Thorgard
        June 22, 2014 at 6:22 pm |
      • Thorgard

        Quote:"For those of you who caught CNN's Reliable Sources this morning know that this pre-recorded interview from Friday was COMPLETELY EDITED. The segment MISREPRESENTED me and my views.

        When we were talking about islamophobia, I mentioned that as we are sitting here doing this interview there are 44 conflicts raging around the world between Muslims and non Muslims regardless what the nationality of these non Muslims, regardless what language they speak, or the color of their skin.

        At one point she got so angry with me she called me a bigot the host had to stop her. They edited that out. The interview was half an hour long. I had responded to every accusation she threw out at me. "

        June 22, 2014 at 6:26 pm |
  30. Brian Turner

    Lets see the unedited version CNN! Ridiculous. If airports would turn off CNN, your viewer ratings would drop to what?

    June 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • serafinosdream@aol.com

      AMEN!!!

      June 23, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Reply
    • rogmanrants

      It would drop to -000000000000.1

      June 24, 2014 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  31. pats take

    A better response to the question of whether our news media is being Islamaphobic has to do with the continued censorship of the use of the word Muslim or Islamic in any news coverage of Muslim Riots throughout Europe over the past decade.
    None of the major news outlets: CNN, BBC, FOX, MSNBC mention the fact that these rioters are Muslim.
    France in 2005, Copenhagen in 2006, France again in 2007, Birmingham UK in 2009, London in 2011, Stockholm in 2013. Often media coverage refers to these rioters as immigrant youth.
    If anything our media has not provided enough coverage of transgressions at the hands of Muslims.

    June 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Reply
  32. Paul Mittermeier

    I find it disappointing and highly ironic that on a show concerning media distortion and manipulation, you would release an EDITED clip that misrepresents Brigitte Gabriel's point in an effort to discredit her and make her appear bigoted. We want the UNEDITED interview, CNN- not some doctored video that disingenuously makes it look like Sarsour won the debate.

    June 22, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Reply
  33. Solo

    Let's see the FULL UNEDITED INTERVIEW! Not some clipped garbage to stick to your party and political agenda.

    June 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm | Reply
  34. Ban

    Get Brigette Gabriel off of television. I've never seen someone so uneducated and ignorant. It just shows how Gabriel was losing this "debate" by the way she raises her voice and just keeps going back to saying terrorist attack this terrorist attack that. She's just another person getting paid to scare the public.

    June 22, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Reply
    • BJ Drwenski

      Ban....you are the ignorant uneducated person. Brigitte Gabriel can take anyone on in a debate about this hotbed issue. What was concerning to me was the way that Linda Sarsour would smile and chuckle when Brigette was talking about the recent beheadings by Muslims in this current unrest in the east. This is hardly something to smile about. I am thankful for the outspoken Brigette Gabriel. Muslims come to America and immediately cry that they're offended by christian symbols. If they don't like it here get the hell out because we do not want you. Yours is not a religion of tolerance yet you expect the majority to tolerate you and your beliefs. Taking over the world is the 100 year goal of Muslims but I have news for you...you are not taking over America. There is a rebellion rising the likes of which you have never had to deal with...LEAVE AMERICA! YOU ARE NOT WELCOME! ALL OUR TOLERANCE OF YOU HAS BROUGHT US NOTHING BUT GRIEF.

      June 23, 2014 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  35. adamtroyboy

    This was the worst piece I have ever seen on your show. You've taken up the the ways of the CNN Debate Channel. The reason I watch your show is that I enjoy the discussion about the media. I have given up on most of CNN because of the constant bickering masquerading as news. I thought this show was better than that.

    June 22, 2014 at 2:43 pm | Reply
  36. Chike Nkwonta

    The way you (The host)characterized what Chris Hayes said about the coverage of radical Islam is dishonest at best. You correctly depicted the hate that is spewed on Fox News every day but could not find similar commentary from the left to balance the point you were making. Instead, you proceeded to distort Chris Hayes comment that actually supports your argument that the media's coverage on this issue has a bearing on the amount of toxic and hateful rhetoric that pervades the airwaves. I dare you to play more of Chris Hayes commentary than you did on this broadcast.

    June 22, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  37. Rev. Maryam JAM

    There are 2 kinds of Islam: Radical Islam & Moderate Islam! If you are a moderate, you have to condemn the Radical Islam! @brianstelter @CNN
    If you are claiming you're siding with moderate #Islam, you have to condemn the Radica Islam! It means you have 2 Condemn the regime of #Iran!

    June 22, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Reply

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