According to the U.S. Census Bureau there are 307,006,550 people in the United States as of 2009. According to Glenn Beck, there are 157,000,000 Muslim terrorists in the world. This means there’s more than half of the American population in Muslim extremists comprising the Islam religion? Woah, Glenn Beck, chill.
“What is the number of Islamic terrorists in the world? One percent? I think it’s closer to 10 percent, but the rest of the PC world will tell you ‘oh no, it’s minuscule,” said Beck this morning on his radio program.
“Okay, well let’s take you at your one percent,” he continues, and I stop to wonder why he’s yelling at me. “Look at the havoc of one percent of Muslims causing on the rest of the world!” I’m sorry? My one percent didn’t mean it?
Let’s take Beck at his ten percent. That is 157 million alleged Islamic extremists, who in Beck’s view “want to blow stuff up,” but according to the FBI only 6% of terrorist attacks in the U.S. from 1980 to 2005 where from Islamic extremists.
However, right-winged hate groups and “anti-immigrant vigilante groups” have risen 80% in America in the past year. Militias and “patriot” groups that are openly distrustful of our federal government and want to overturn it have risen 244%.
Just recently Glenn Beck himself, through use of hateful rhetoric, drove a man, Byron Williams, into attempting a mass-murder of leaders of the Tides Foundation and the ACLU, as Williams later admitted in his prison cell.
Even better, in 2006 Beck threatened the Islamic world with a flagrant symbol of concentration camps: “In 10 years, Muslims and Arabs will be looking through a razor fence at the West.”
He then spoke words that don’t at all make me nervous about his popularity with conservative America:
You want the profiling to stop? Then, here’s an idea. Stop murdering innocent people. Stop excusing the people who do. You do that for a while, and I guarantee you won’t have any more problems at the airports. Stop blowing stuff up and the world just might be your oyster. Otherwise, it’s going to be like that movie, The Siege. You remember that movie?
If you, like most Muslims, don’t remember that movie, here’s the basic gist: Bruce Willis turns Yankee Stadium into an Islamic prison camp.
Even if that doesn’t at all encompass the entire plot of the movie this is clearly the only thing Beck is referring too. He then brought up the razor wire again.
The real statistics show that out of the 1.3 billion Muslims in the world less than 1% are actually extremists and only 15% of Muslims are Arab meaning, 100% of what Glenn Beck says is extremely stupid.