Tucker Carlson: Unfiltered

Season 1 Episode 44

The Judicial Filibuster and Reforming Islam

Aired Friday 9:30 PM Apr 29, 2005 on PBS
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The Judicial Filibuster and Reforming Islam
There is a battle on Capitol Hill over the filibuster, the filibuster that has allowed Democrats to block 10 of President Bush's appellate court nominees. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn) is fighting to ban the judicial filibuster, which has been called an attack on people of faith, but Conservatives may be split on the vote. On our extended "Plus 2" segment Tucker is joined by The Economist's Zanny Minton Beddoes and National Review's David Frum to discuss the many facets of this issue.

In our post 9/11 society, many view Islam as the top threat to our national security. With over one billion Muslims in the world, Arabs comprise only 20% of them. Irshad Manji, a progressive Canadian Muslim and author of the recent bestseller, The Trouble of Islam Today, says Arab culture is defining Islam for the rest of the world. Manji, who has been called, "a woman writer subject to death," speaks with Tucker about religious literalism, Islamic anti-Semitism, Arab culture's "conquering of Islam," and the capacity for Islam to move beyond tribalism.moreless

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