Fareed Zakaria GPS – CNN 11-22-15

Fareed Zakaria said:

ISIS is not as strong as current hysteria suggests, it is surrounded by deadly foes on all sides, its territory is shrinking, and its message is unpopular to most within its land.

The West has the advantage of counterterrorism, intelligence, airstrikes, drones, special operations, money, technology, know-how, and international cooperation, and time.

The New York Review of Books said 7%-8% of France is Muslim, but 70% of prisoners in French prisons are Muslim.

32,658 people worldwide were killed by terrorism in 2014 versus 33,000+ killed by firearms annually in the US.

Richard Haass at the Council on Foreign Relations said:

The pendulum has to swing towards greater collective security.

The days of once you get into Europe you are essentially free to move around are over. The balance between nationalism and Europeanism is about to move more in the direction of nationalism.

Immigration is central to the American narrative: we can vet people and make sure there is no security risk.

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks said that historically when religion turns violent, it begins by murdering its enemies and ends by murdering its co-religionists.

The Institute of Economics and Peace reported:

32,658 people were killed by terrorist attacks in 2014, 80% more than 2013.

78% of those killed were in Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Syria.

Boko Haram killed 6,644 people in 2014.

2.6% of deaths from terrorism occurred in the West in the past 15 years.

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