Beck's Ten Percent Claim Challenged on CNN
Fareed Zacharia goes after Glenn Beck for suggesting that 10% of the Muslim world are terrorists.
The controversial radio/TV host Glenn Beck recently made a statement in which he said that he believes that ten percent of all Muslims are extreme terrorists. ThinkProgress recently analyzed this estimate, and it turns out that this would mean that nearly 157 million Muslims in the world are all terrorists. According to Beck, this doesn’t seem to be an extreme number at all.
Beck's team defends by saying that the definition of terrorist includes those who are supporters, so the fight become one of semantics rather than being about Beck's point - there are lots of terrorists, and the liberal world doesn't want to talk honestly about the relationship between terrorism and Islam.
a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.