It's hard to blame Don here. This is totally on CNN. Don't get me wrong, absolutely befuddling choice of questions. I just don't think Don Lemon has any idea what is going on in the world. Yeah, he's employed by CNN, but you can't hire a retard to do a man's job. They just tell him to read senseless questions off a notecard so when they inevitably get backlash they can just blame him for it. You know how when you get in trouble your first instinct is to blame someone that isn't there? There hasn't been a time in his life when Don Lemon was "all there". First it was the "obviously there's a smell of marijuana in the air" comment during the Ferguson riots, then it was asking the homeless lady why she didn't avoid rape by chomping on Cosby's weapon of choice, and now he is flat out asking a human rights lawyer that happens to be Muslim if he supports ISIS. He may as well have asked "Hey, I couldn't comprehend what you just said, but you're pretty brown skinned, and a self proclaimed Muslim. Do you support needless beheadings?". If there's anything we can take away from this it's that his ignorance isn't discriminatory.
The first hint that he doesn't support ISIS is that he on a national news source calmly speaking intellectually about Islamic extremists. You give any Islamic extremist a public platform and there is no doubt in my mind you won't have to ask if they support ISIS, It will be very clear from their initial response. Which really proves my point. There is nothing going on behind that mocha latte complexion. Don 'listened' to the guy completely answer the question for damn near 45 seconds and then asked the same exact question again. Then when Iftikhar was clearly offended by the question, Don just stared blankly into the camera like Will Smith came through with the 'Men In Black' memory zapper. Zero awareness that he just asked a completely ludicrous question. You can almost see the words going in one ear and out the other. If I asked Lemon to repeat what he said 30 seconds after he said it he would just mutter a bunch of key words like "Muslim", "ISIS", and "Islam" before he got a headache and had to lay down.
P.S. Hilarious watching the guest restrain his response when he was clearly pissed. Can't be the brown guy on television yelling after a religious terrorist attack, stunning awareness on his end, and his end only. If that guy raised his voice one octave Lemon would have labeled him the head of ISIS, no doubt in my mind.
Best of Donny boy...