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October 12th, 2014
01:43 PM ET

Bill Maher sparks media debate about Islam

What's the truth about Islam? Does the media concentrate too much on radicals and not enough on reformers? Sam Harris and Irshad Manji react to a fiery debate on "Real Time with Bill Maher."


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  1. Tom French

    I'm sure there are bright, honest people working at the CDC. I'd love to see one on TV. Reporters ask "Yes or No" questions of the CDC people and get 5 minutes of talking points, none of which answer the question. They're fine politicians but weak scientists, if they ever were.

    October 15, 2014 at 11:26 am | Reply
  2. omar

    Sam Harris does not know anything about Islam. The concept of jihad, as depicted in the Quran, is based on urging the Muslims to pick up their weapon and protect their land against invaders. The Quran also teaches us that it is a sin to kill an innocent man. ISIS teaching has nothing to do with Islam and the teaching of pure Islam. It is ignorant people like Sam Harris who exploits the heinous acts of murderous like Isis and al Qaeda to trash Islam. If CNN wants to demonstrate that it is a well balanced network, they should interview Sam Harris along with a Muslim scholar to level the plane field, as the current CNN anchors are as ignorant about islam as Sam Harris

    October 13, 2014 at 11:12 pm | Reply
    • Rafeek Mohamed

      Well said brother, truth never be silenced forever. Keep your efforts forward.

      October 15, 2014 at 11:32 pm | Reply
  3. buythechicken

    So 78% of TURKEY think suicide bombing in defense of Islam is rarely/never justified...Then presumably 16 million people think its sometimes/always justified? The pop-left need to stop obscuring these problems.

    October 13, 2014 at 9:44 am | Reply
  4. titani2

    People should go to the source, to the Quran, to understand Islam.
    QURAN is here http://www.ClearQuran.com
    It is a small book, clear, and easy to read
    Enough debating Islam. Lets read Quran and understand what Islam is, and what Islam is not.

    October 13, 2014 at 7:33 am | Reply
    • andy

      And here:
      http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/quran/023-violence.htm

      October 14, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  5. CaliSocialGal

    Saying all Muslims are jihads is like saying all Christians are members of the KKK. Unfortunately, on both sides there are extremists spreading lies to support their own evil agendas.

    October 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Reply
    • Dan

      Garbage. Is the kkk growing daily? Is there a group of millions that think the kkk should run the government? Is the kkk killing anyone? Is the kkk overthrowing governments? The kkk is a bunch of backwoods rednecks that no one takes seriously.

      October 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Reply
      • Gamma

        KKK is growing actually but they cant kill anyone, because will get in jail. In the past they used to slaughter African-Americans, but now they are just barking and people dont give a shit about them, the same goes to Lord's Resistance Army. We pray and hope, the day will come that those Muslims, who are willing to join terrorist groups, will open their eyes and accept the truth and the true concept of their book. Do not forget that all Religions went through this, and all the Religions have radicals. To quote Reza Aslan: " Its not the war between Muslims and West, Its a war between Muslims for who will right the next chapter of Islam". Peace!!!

        October 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm |
  6. Dina del Valle

    Well that was embarrassing.I just have one question? Who was the reliable source?

    October 12, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Reply

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