The religion of Islam needs to go through a reform process in order to weed out the radical portions of it, retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Zuhdi Jasser told Newsmax TV.

Jasser appeared on "Newsmax Now" and spoke to hosts Bill Tucker and Ellis Henican about Tuesday's terror attack in New York City that resulted in eight dead and 12 injured when a radical Islamic terrorist mowed down people on a bike path.

"Right now we're at the 500-year anniversary of the Christian Reformation and 100 years after that began in 1517, you had the 30 Years War where eight million people died," said Jasser, the president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.

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