Don Lemon, who completely owned 2014, is determined to do the same to 2015. In an interview with human rights lawyer Arsalan Iftikhar, Lemon asked him if supported ISIS. Because why not? Iftikhar is Muslim, after all. He must support ISIS. They all do, you know.
Lemon snuck the odd question in while asking Iftikhar about a poll that found one in six French people supported ISIS. “They obviously have sympathies for that ideology,” replied Iftikhar. “I don’t think that would mean they would justify the killing of innocent civilians or murdering people on the streets.” Lemon then shot back “Do you support ISIS?”
A clearly puzzled Iftikhar replied, “Wait, did you just ask me if I support ISIS?” Then, perhaps realizing who he was speaking to, Iftikhar clarified, “I just answered your question. I said that obviously these 16 percent of people support the ideology, but I don’t think that would necessarily extrapolate to supporting of killing of innocent people. You can have sympathy for an ideology and not support the mass murdering of people.”
Rest assured, America, that Lemon remains skeptical.