April 29th, 2013
09:28 AM ET

Stopping radicals before they start

(CNN)–Muhammad Robert Heft speaks to CNN's Poppy Harlow about the beginnings of radical Islam, and his relationship with the family of the suspected Canadian terrorist.

- CNN Belief Blog

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  1. faith

    CS Lewis' opinion is relevant only to CS Lewis, and to those who value his opinion.
    Personally, I don't get my opinions from other people. I get my opinions from my own observations and considerations. I've never much cared for letting others think for me."

    talmud is a fine example of the quality of scholarship for which her congregation is famous.

    May 2, 2013 at 6:48 pm |
  2. biggles

    Y try? God hating devil Nazis have never been able to hang with me for one second.

    No evidence!
    God kills everybody!
    We don't mind xtards, just don't vote like we don't want use to and it will be cool.

    This is all they got

    May 2, 2013 at 6:49 am |
    • Science

      History Channel's "The Bible" Parts 3 & 4 – In Under 11 Minutes!


      May 2, 2013 at 6:53 am |
    • faith

      CS Lewis' opinion is relevant only to CS Lewis, and to those who value his opinion.

      Personally, I don't get my opinions from other people. I get my opinions from my own observations and considerations. I've never much cared for letting others think for me."

      Talmud thinks she nailed it. she don't think much of lewis. she noed better than he do. she gets her opinions the right way. from her observations and considerations! dang me, they ought to take a rope and hang me. lewis' opinions just count to him and the birdbrains who like the guy.

      my opinions, Talmud speakin here, my opinions is divine

      May 2, 2013 at 7:20 am |
  3. faith

    Well, hey, sunshine!
    I thought I'd tell you that I blog on the mobile version of CNN, and it doesn't have an abuse button on that version.

    I don't know why they don't delete more troll posts; I was simply trying to explain to biggles that CNN deletes posts. Obviously they don't delete ALL troll posts.
    You have the abuse button, I assume; feel free to report them.

    You little "Al-Qaeda" nickname is cute.
    I'll come up with one for you that is just as respectful.

    Have a lovely evening. Don't rant too hard.

    And always remember: one gets what they give.

    so, u do believe in hell and u r going there any second. 35 years 2 late

    May 2, 2013 at 5:28 am |
    • Science

      Chomp Chomp faith............in spanish............education for adults too



      May 2, 2013 at 6:51 am |
    • Akira

      "so, u do believe in hell and u r going there any second. 35 years 2 late"

      So you do believe it's fine to manufacture massive lies out of anyone's posts.

      Please start trying to comprehend what you read. My post said nothing of the sort.

      May 2, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
    • faith

      "And always remember: one gets what they give." al qaeda
      u reap what u sow is biblical

      "so, u do believe in hell and u r going there any second. 35 years 2 late" a genius
      u reap what u sow is biblical

      "So you do believe it's fine to manufacture massive lies out of anyone's posts.
      Please start trying to comprehend what you read. My post said nothing of the sort." al qaeda

      May 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm |
  4. faith

    Dear Teddy,

    "True Believer
    Palin's butthole is ripe for the pounding. I would donkey punch her until she passed out in front of her ret@rd son."

    did you miss this one? i noticed al qaeda had a fit when she saw this. she reported it immediately but it is still here. what, she didn't report it! surely u jest. she prolly figured her dear nazi god-hating demon possessed fascist friends did

    and yet, these morons think they can hang with the likes of yours truly!

    May 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm |
    • Jerosa

      Faith, Ted Turner doesn't even own CNN. Time Warner does. Why are you calling me Al Qaeda? Those posts WERE grose, and you are gross for wishing someone would be raped too. Are you atheist or Christian? My God, what is WRONG with you people???

      May 2, 2013 at 1:04 am |
    • CNN troll

      The people who post on these boards are crazy...atheist, Christian, Muslim..it doesn't matter what they are they are bat poo nuts. You just have to pop some corn and watch them fight.

      May 2, 2013 at 5:54 am |
    • biggles

      U were warned jehozaphat

      May 2, 2013 at 6:44 am |
    • Akira

      "You were warned"...lol
      I'm sure Jerosa is quaking in her boots...that is, if we ever see her again.

      Way to welcome new posters.

      May 2, 2013 at 1:12 pm |
  5. faith

    CNN deletes trolls, biggles, no matter what they write...you can't complain when they delete your scripture posts when you've preceded them by 200 posts spewing hate about others and calling everyone Nazis. My goodness."

    good point Al-Qaeda

    "When is this loopid bieoch faith going to learn how to read comprehensively? Tom was quoting the OP, azzh at. In case you're too s wwe tupid to know what that means, it means Original Poster. That's why she put the quotes (" ") aound the phrase, because she was QUOTING SOMEONE ELSE.
    Stop lying, cu<nt. You look stupider with every post. You are fr u c r king dim!"

    May 1, 2013 at 11:24 pm |
    • Akira

      Well, hey, sunshine!
      I thought I'd tell you that I blog on the mobile version of CNN, and it doesn't have an abuse button on that version.

      I don't know why they don't delete more troll posts; I was simply trying to explain to biggles that CNN deletes posts. Obviously they don't delete ALL troll posts.
      You have the abuse button, I assume; feel free to report them.

      You little "Al-Qaeda" nickname is cute.
      I'll come up with one for you that is just as respectful.

      Have a lovely evening. Don't rant too hard.

      And always remember: one gets what they give.

      May 2, 2013 at 12:25 am |
    • faith

      "I don't know why they don't delete more troll posts" Al-Qaeda

      you just noed y they delete mine! genius at work. u almost had me convinced murdie

      and this is the best mind they have trying to discredit god.

      is there 1 sharp idiot Nazi god-hating fascist in the entire bunch (of 1 or 2 lying dolts who posts here, dodo?)

      May 2, 2013 at 5:26 am |
  6. faith

    When is this loopid bieoch faith going to learn how to read comprehensively? Tom was quoting the OP, azzh at. In case you're too s wwe tupid to know what that means, it means Original Poster. That's why she put the quotes (" ") aound the phrase, because she was QUOTING SOMEONE ELSE.
    Stop lying, cuddle <nt. You look spider with every post. You are fr ealu c r king dim!

    CNN has much to answer for. if our beloved he brew brethren were the targets of the poison christians face, there would be no cnn left.

    teddy, you fealtie p.. k, cnn is through

    May 1, 2013 at 11:03 pm |
    • faith

      our fascist god hating Nazi atheists use curse words, aimed at christians and spelled correctly with ease. christians are continuously blocked from even quoting their filth, even when spelled incorrectly to clear systemic filters.

      cnn, murdie, deletes scripture and features little sambos encouragement to xtards to end their lives with a gun

      May 1, 2013 at 11:09 pm |
  7. faith

    start by filtering the nazi god-hating demons like vomit here and let my go 15 rounds with tiny ted

    May 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm |
    • Jerosa

      Faith, Nazis were Christian. Christian-hating Nazis is an oxymoron. Get some education.

      May 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm |
    • faith

      honey, i ain't interested. try sambo. i think she likes girls. u r stalking. u have been told in no uncertain terms to get lost, yet u persist. stop.

      May 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm |
    • Jerosa

      What?? Stalking?? What are you TALKING about?? Sheesh, this is my first day, are all people like you?? Atheists are crazy if you're any indication!!

      May 2, 2013 at 12:48 am |
  8. faith

    "True Believer
    Palin's butthole is ripe for the pounding. I would donkey punch her until she passed out in front of her ret@rd son."

    so is your mom's

    thanks cnn. thanks ted turner.

    true believer's mommy got gannng taped and she had truely wonderful lol

    May 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm |
    • Jerosa

      Double gross! What is WRONG with you people??

      May 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm |
  9. wjm

    Start by sending over all of Bob Dylan's early stuff, get them all mellow and then hit them with Hendrix, after that a little Ziggy Stardust, and to finish off this music experience some ACDC, Dirty Deeds style. Then let them listen to some elevator music, and say this is Islam.


    May 1, 2013 at 9:19 am |
  10. biggles

    Many Christians have done many wonderful things, individually and in groups, never seeking attention, never desiring publicity, at all. Their deeds, millions of acts of kindness and generosity, of self-sacrifice and compassion, never receive a line of print. That is fine, except when a garbage dump, CNN, only informs of any/all failures, deceit, fraud, etc., as if that is all there is to people who claim to worship Jesus. Fairness to CNN compares to fairness of the Third Reich. They use to run graphics films featuring rats and insects. The Jews were just like them, they taught.

    You have an eternity to regret what you do here in a split second

    April 30, 2013 at 11:45 pm |
    • The anti-tribalist


      May 1, 2013 at 5:48 am |
    • saggyroy

      No matter what good the religion does, the kids are always taught that whatever you do in gods name is good. There is always the chance of it going wrong.

      May 1, 2013 at 6:10 am |
    • faith

      No matter what good the religion does, the kids are always taught that whatever you do in gods name is good. There is always the chance of it going wrong.


      May 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm |
    • faith

      as usual, Nazis respond to what wasn't posted. they always throw in broad brushed condemnation of christians, too. they over do all their distortions just a tad every chance they get.

      what are they so afraid of, night and day? it is obvious to me. but trying desperately to convince christians they don't believe in hell doesn't convince christians or them.

      living as a phony is exhausting. they work hard denying what they know. they are hypervigiliant and they don't persuade anyone that jesus didn't live nor that he wasn't who he said he was. but, they sure do waste time.

      May 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm |
    • Jerosa

      Faith, Nazis were Christians, and they are history...what are you continuosly bringing up Nazis for? They were made moot 60 plus years ago! You are not making any sense!

      May 1, 2013 at 10:04 pm |
  11. IslandAtheist

    Stop teaching delusion.

    April 30, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  12. derp

    "Stopping radicals before they start"

    Sterilizing all muslims would be a good start.

    April 30, 2013 at 10:24 am |
    • Big Shiz

      Sterilizing all racist dik heads such as you're self would be better.

      April 30, 2013 at 10:56 am |
    • derp

      Islam isn't a race moron.

      It is a religion.

      April 30, 2013 at 11:03 am |
    • The anti-tribalist


      May 1, 2013 at 5:49 am |
    • faith

      start with sam the fvckrard, no answers, anvil breath, sam, samy, tom moron, observation deck, el akira, ., .., derp, dippy, dottie, you know the fascist, god-hating Nazi demon possessed atheists.

      May 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm |
  13. MrCrewel Dude

    Easy peasy , stop children from being exposed to religion

    April 29, 2013 at 10:57 pm |
  14. alquiler de pisos en alicante

    Normally I do not learn article on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice post.

    April 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm |
  15. palintwit

    If Hitler were alive today he would appoint Sarah Palin his Minister of Propaganda.

    April 29, 2013 at 11:45 am |
    • Brian the dog

      If you could read your own post you would not stop throwing up.

      May 1, 2013 at 5:51 am |
    • Jerosa


      May 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm |
    • faith

      "True Believer
      Palin's butthole is ripe for the pounding. I would donkey punch her until she passed out in front of her ret@rd son."

      go play with yourself, romeo.

      May 2, 2013 at 11:16 pm |
  16. STFU

    first step in whole de-radicalization process: there should be a world wide condemnation of religious books that inflict violence.

    April 29, 2013 at 10:49 am |
    • Irrational Exuberance

      If we outlaw books then only outlaws will have books.
      Crazy books don't kill people, people who buy into the crazy books do.

      If you want to see violence based on knowing 'The Truth and The Way' end then you have to get people to admit they do not know 'The Truth and The Way'. Which is going to hit some of these "leaders" in their pocketbook.

      April 29, 2013 at 10:57 am |
  17. Irrational Exuberance

    There are many definitions for radical. In popular usage "Radical muslim" is often described as a muslim who depates from some version of Islam and becomes violent. It is oten suggested this violence is not in keeping with Islam.

    We know this is not true.
    First we must recall that in Islam The Quran is the **ONLY** true word of god, perfect and infallible, and Islam the **ONLY** true religion (3:19, 26:192, 53:25)
    Second, in the Quran Muhammed is eleveated above all other humans, he is the al-uswa al-hasana, or beautiful model. One to be emulated (33:19)
    The Quran, recal lit is the perfect and infallible word of god, **ORDERS** you to obey him, and follow his examples, if you wish to gain god's favor (3:132)

    Muhhamad founded Islam on violence ,spreading it at the point of a sword, slaughtering those before him. And Islam was hardly content to only do this in the Middle East, spreading across Northern Africa, and then into Spain. Today factions which remain TRUE to such history seek to continue this spread, having plunged across Asia to the Pacific and beyond.
    Muhammed married a 6 year-old, consummated it at age 9. According to the Quran this was a good act, and to be emulated. If a Muslim denies that then he denies the Quran is the perfect word of god, and violates one of the only tenants of Islam.

    A radical muslim would be one who denounces child marriage, one who denounces violence. They would be radically departing from its history.

    April 29, 2013 at 10:20 am |
    • STFU

      "spreading it at the point of a sword" so true, muslim should accept that fact, and understand, their forefathers were anything but muslims, they were forced converted to Islam.

      April 29, 2013 at 10:54 am |

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    14 January 2012 Basra bombing, Basra, Iraq. 53 dead, 130 injured.
    27 January 2012 Baghdad bombing, Baghdad, Iraq by Al-Qaeda in Iraq. 32 dead, 71 injured.
    23 February 2012 Iraq attacks, Baghdad, Iraq by Islamic State of Iraq. 83 dead, 250+ injured.
    20 March 2012 Iraq attacks, Baghdad and at least 9 other cities, Iraq. 52 dead, ~ 250 injured.
    28 May 2010 – Attacks on Ahmadi Mosques Lahore, Pakistan. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed attacks on two mosques simultaneously belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, killing nearly 100 and injuring many others.
    7 December 2010 – 2010 Varanasi bombing, India. 2 dead, 37 injured.
    1 January 2011 – Alexandria, Egypt. A car bomb exploded outside a Coptic Orthodox church after worshippers had gathered for a prayer celebration on New Year's Eve. 21 dead, 97 injured.
    24 January 2011 – Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow, Russia. A suicide bomb attack in the international arrivals hall of Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow killed at least 37 people and injured some 180.[42] Attacks were later attributed to the Caucasus Emirate an Islamist terrorist organisation.
    25 January 2011 – Manilla, Philippines. A bomb under a bus seat detonated on a passenger bus commuting in Manilla. 5 dead, 14 injured.[43] The attack has been attributed to the Islamist Terrorist Organization Jemaah Islamiyah.
    26 January 2011 – Khasavyurt, Russia. A car bomb explosion detonated by the Caucasus Emirate an Islamist terrorist organisation ripped through a cafe, with the blast killing and injuring both cafe workers and customers within the Russian city of Khasavyurt. 4 dead, 6 injured.
    18 April 2011 – Pattani, Thailand. Suspected Muslim insurgents have set off a car bomb that killed one soldier and wounded 25 people in restive southern Thailand.
    25 April 2011 – Maiduguri, Nigeria. An explosion at a hotel killed 3 people and wounded 14 others in northeastern Nigeria. A second explosion went off at a cattle market in the town of Maiduguri; it is suspected that the attacks have been perpetrated by the radical Islamic sect Boko Haram (figuratively, "Western or non-Islamic education is a sin")
    28 April 2011 – 2011 Marrakech bombing, Marrakesh, Morocco. A suicide bombing struck a cafe in Djemaa el Fna square, killing mostly foreigners and several Moroccan's, in the centre of Morocco's southern city of Marrakesh, which is located in southern Morocco. 16 dead and at least 20 injured.[47] The attack was attributed to the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group.
    8 June 2011 – Narathiwat, Thailand. Suspected Islamic militants killed two Buddhist monks and left a bomb at the scene that subsequently exploded and wounded five police officers. 2 dead, 5 injured.
    18 July 2011 – 2011 Hotan attack, Hotan, China. A group of 18 young Uyghur men who opposed the local government's campaign against the full-face Islamic veil perpetrated a series of coordinated bomb and knife attacks and occupied a police station on Nuerbage Street, killing two security guards and taking eight hostages. The attackers yelled religious slogans, including ones associated with Jihadism.
    30–31 July 2011 – 2011 Kashgar attacks, Kashgar, China. A series of busy markets and restaurants were attacked by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement in the city of Kashgar, by carbombs and stabbing attacks, killing 23 and wounding 42 people in total.
    27 January 2012. Baghdad, Iraq. Suicide bomber kills 33 at funeral procession.
    28 February 2012 – 2012 Yecheng attack, Yecheng, China. At around 6 p.m. on February 28, 2012, a group of eight Uyghur men led by religious extremist Abudukeremu Mamuti attacked pedestrians with axes and knives on a crowded street. Local police fought with Mamuti's group, ultimately killing all and capturing Mamuti. One police officer died and four police were injured, while 15 pedestrians died from Mamuti's assault and 14 more civilians were injured.
    20 March 2012 – 2012 Midi-Pyrénées shootings in Toulouse, France Algerian gunman on a motorcycle kills 4 at a Jewish school. 7 dead, 5 injured.
    30 April 2012 – Gunmen of Boko Haram kill 15 people and wound many more in Nigeria.
    11 September 2012 – On the anniversary of the 2001 September 11th attacks in the United States, Islamist militants killed 4 and wounded 7 in the Benghazi U.S. Consulate attack including American Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
    29–30 September 2012 Muslims Attack Buddhist Temples, Homes Over Quran Facebook Photo in Chittagong. The latest reports indicate that about 15 temples and pagodas and about 100 houses of Buddhists living in the area had been set on fire.
    21 November 2012 – Tel-Aviv, Israel. Bus explodes on Tel Aviv's Shaul Hamelech Street; 28 wounded, one seriously, one moderately.
    21 February 2013. Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. A series of two bomb blasts in a crowded place killed 16 people and 119 were injured. There were two blasts on Thursday at 6.58 p.m. and 7.01 p.m. The bicycle had a bag hung to its carrier, which the police believe had an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

    15 April 2013. Boston Marathon bombings. Two brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnev, planted two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The blast killed 3 and injured 183 others.

    April 29, 2013 at 10:18 am |
    • .

      Ah yes! SO fucking peaceful!

      April 29, 2013 at 11:27 am |
    • CC

      Teach love to the world instead of hate, educate the world with more about science.
      The leaders in middle east need to be educated by love not hate, they should not curse america and burn America's flag and say dead to America or Israle, this world should learn to surround by love not hate.

      April 30, 2013 at 4:04 pm |
    • biggles

      CNN deletes scripture

      April 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm |
    • Akira

      CNN deletes trolls, biggles, no matter what they write...you can't complain when they delete your scripture posts when you've preceded them by 200 posts spewing hate about others and calling everyone Nazis. My goodness.

      May 1, 2013 at 4:42 pm |
  19. Reality

    As a good student, you have read the reiterations of the "fems" (flaws, errors, muck and stench) of religion. Therefore the seeds have been planted in rich soil. Go therefore and preach the truth to all nations, reiterating as you go amongst the lost, bred, born and brainwashed souls of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as Rational Thinking makes its triumphant return all because of you!!!!

    April 29, 2013 at 10:10 am |
    • Reality

      Learning Aide #1

      From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi----–

      The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

      ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

      Are you ready?

      Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

      The First Five of the 77 Branches:

      "1. Belief in Allah"

      aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

      "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

      Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

      "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

      A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

      "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

      Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

      Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

      Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

      "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
      be upon him) alone."

      Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

      Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

      Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

      Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

      April 29, 2013 at 10:11 am |
  20. Trance


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    • meifumado


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