Friday, March 11, 2016
Fact-Checking "Ten Lies You Were Told about Islam" (Part One)
Recently, AllTime10s posted a video titled "Ten Lies You Were Told about Islam." The video attempts to respond to various false claims made about Islam and Muslims. However, the "research" for the video was incredibly sloppy, and a number of false statements were made. For instance, AllTime10s insists that Pew Research has found that only .006625% of Muslims "identify with extremism." This claim, however, doesn't come from Pew Research. It comes from the blog of Dave Cecil, who clearly didn't understand the CNN article he was reading. Ironically, the link provided by AllTimeTens refutes the claim in the video. With such shoddy video research, it's clear that the video makers need to be more careful.