Glenn Beck estimates there are close to 157 million Islamic terrorists

On his radio program this morning, Fox News host Glenn beck warned, as he often does, that there is a dangerous group of violent radical Communists who want to overthrow the government, and lamented that the mainstream media, including Fox News, refuses to cover this allegedly imminent threat. As a point of comparison to the dreaded Communists, Beck mentioned Islamic terrorists, saying he suspects that close to 10 percent of Muslims are terrorists:

BECK: What is the number of Islamic terrorists? One percent? I think it’s closer to 10 percent, but the rest of the PC world will tell you “oh no, it’s minuscule.” Okay, well, let’s take you at your one percent. Look at the havoc of one percent of Muslims causing on the rest of the world!

According to a Pew report from last year, there are 1.57 billion Muslims in the world. Thus, by Beck’s calculations, there would be 157 million Islamic terrorists – more than half the population of the U.S. Even at 1 percent, which Beck – noted headmaster of Beck University – claims the “PC world” believes, there would be 1.57 million Muslim terrorists.

Think Progress, 6 December 2010