'This Week' Transcript: Holy War: Should Americans Fear Islam?


GADIEL: We're talking about right now a very small number of people in this country. And what we are afraid of, is that as the number grows, the violence will grow, as we have seen in Holland, and as we see in Germany, and as we see in England. Do we have a reason to be afraid of Muslims right now? No, the number's not very great. But your mosques, moderate, wherever they are, have been infiltrated and have a history of being infiltrated by radicals. And you can't deny it. And you may, for all I know, not be a moderate you pretend to be, because you may be engaging in takia and be engaging in lying for the purpose of furthering your religion.


GADIEL: Why should I believe you?

KHAN: I'm shocked at the inference that I am not -- my intention is not good. Have you looked in my heart? Have you --

GADIEL: No. No, I don't. You're right. You're right.

KHAN: Have you cut my chest and looked in my heart to see what my intention is? I think it's wrong for you to say that somebody's engaged in takia. You don't even know what the word takia is.

GADIEL: It means lying for the purpose of furthering your religion.

KHAN: Why would I do that?

GADEIL: Lying to people who are non-believers. .

KHAN: Why would I do that?

GADIEL: Why? Be it said -- are you not instructed to do that?

KHAN: No! Absolutely not!


KHAN: What I do want to say --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When we're talking about Sharia --

O'CONNOR: There is an important point here --

AMANPOUR: Hold on a second. Hold on one second.

STEVENS: oppressive Ideology, it has nothing to do with terrorism necessarily --

O'CONNOR: The question was, where are the moderate Muslims?

AMANPOUR: Hold on one --

O'CONNOR: I'm sorry. Where are the moderate Muslims?


STEVENS: And the imam -- and he calls for restricting the freedoms? How is that moderate?

O'CONNOR: And you have a moderate Muslim person on this stage being ganged up on by, you know -- I'm sorry --


DONNA: ....this is, this is precisely America's issue.


AMANPOUR: the question is though ---Do you think Daisy Khan is al-Qaeda?


GADIEL: No, I didn't say that. Nobody said that.


GADIEL: I didn't say that. I never said such a thing. You're distorting what I said.

AMANPOUR: I'm asking you because you are attributing to her -- I'm just asking you

GADIEL: I said I did not know and I cannot know. I cannot know what is in her heart. She's correct. But on the other hand, I do know that there is a great deal of dissembling, disinformation, in order to promote the religion.

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