On YouTube, Steven Crowder and his co-hosts link Islam to extremism

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Citation From the November 29, 2021, edition of Louder with Crowder, streamed on YouTube

STEVEN CROWDER (HOST): Muslims follow a religion. That religion has a very specific political and practical, pragmatic prescription as to how you live your life. Now, those words coming directly from Muhammad, actually include calls to violence. Not saying that all Muslims practice it. But to deny that Muhammad lived a life, waged war, called for the deaths of Christians and Jews, and called his followers to war -- he called them to peace sometimes, but he definitely called them to war in a very real, and physical, and violent sense, of course, the founder of the feast is going to lead to many of his followers taking his words to mean what he said. You cannot find an example of that under the umbrella of white people, race -- and I assume he's talking about the United States -- where it says go kill Black people wherever they may -- if there's a Black person behind the tree, the tree will say 'the Black is behind me, the Black is behind me.' These are verses from the Quran and the Surra, and the Hadith. Just to be clear. Big, big difference. So, you can say extremists have perverted Islam. They would argue that they're following the exact words from Muhammad. Whereas even Christian extremists cannot justify violence through the words of Jesus Christ. It's not possible to do.


CROWDER: Is it wrong for me to say that every single Islamically-run country in the world is extremist, to me? Name me one that isn't. Anyone. Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Syria -- let's go -- Turkey, UAE, Qatar - even in those places you have women who can't drive. Even in those places, you have women who are stoned for infidelity. Even in those places, women don't have the same rights as men do. Even in those places, you have punishments for people who are apostates and leave the faith of Islam. Name me one Islamic country where you can do the kind of shit that you and Jack Dorsey do on Twitter, unfettered, should it ever come to criticizing Islam. One Islamic country where they would be ok.


Is there anything even close to the most moderate human rights infractions that you see in every Islamic country here in the Western world? I'll wait, because to me, I think that's extremist. 

As CNN's Andrew Kaczynski noted, the 2010 tweet from new Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal was a result of him quoting a Daily Show segment at the time with Jon Stewart, Larry Wilmore, and Aasif Mandvi satirically discussing Juan Williams being fired from NPR after making Islamophobic remarks on Fox News.