Glenn Beck Estimates 10% of Muslims Are Terrorists

That's a whopping 157 million Islamic terrorists
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2010 6:46 AM CST
In this Feb. 20, 2010 file photo, T.V. host Glenn Beck addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

(Newser) – According to Glenn Beck, 10% of all Muslims are terrorists. And since there are 1.57 billion Muslims in the world, ThinkProgress notes, Beck is basically calling 157 million of them terrorists. The talk show host made the comment on his radio show yesterday, the Huffington Post reports, while he was taking the mainstream media to task for not covering the "revolutionaries here in America" who want "an open violent revolution."

His guess at the reason: The number of threats isn't staggering enough to concern the media, which is when he turned his talk to Muslims. "What is the number of Islamic terrorists? One percent? I think it's closer to 10% but the rest of the PC world will tell you, 'Oh no, it's minuscule.' OK, well, let's take you at your 1%. Look at the havoc 1% of Muslims causing in the rest of the world. You don't think 1%, half a percent here in the United States of radicals, of people who want to violently overthrow the government, is a problem?" Beck has used the 10% figure before—click here to see when, and listen to the radio clip.
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