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Bleda
12-06-2010, 08:58 AM
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-1206-muslim-poll-20101206,0,252922.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fnationworld% 2Fworld+%28L.A.+Times+-+World+News%29


Reporting from Beirut A majority of Muslims around the world welcome a significant role for Islam in their countries' political life, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center, but have mixed feelings toward militant religious groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

According to the survey, majorities in Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria would favor changing current laws to allow stoning as a punishment for adultery, hand amputation for theft and death for those who convert from Islam to another religion. About 85% of Pakistani Muslims said they would support a law segregating men and women in the workplace.

Muslims in Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria and Jordan were among the most enthusiastic, with more than three-quarters of poll respondents in those countries reporting positive views of Islam's influence in politics: either that Islam had a large role in politics, and that was a good thing, or that it played a small role, and that was bad.

Full report here (http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/#prc-jump).

http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-05.png

http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-03.png

http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-09.png

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Bleda
12-06-2010, 08:58 AM
http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-13.png

http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-18.png

Tiny, insignificant minority, right? And finally, proof that these people are immune to irony:

http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-19.png

Teddy Kennedy
12-06-2010, 09:53 AM
According to the survey, majorities in Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan and Nigeria would favor changing current laws to allow stoning as a punishment for adultery, hand amputation for theft and death for those who convert from Islam to another religion. About 85% of Pakistani Muslims said they would support a law segregating men and women in the workplace.



The religion of peace.

England already recognizes some sharia, and other European nations are on their way to doing the same thing. Make no mistake, Islams quest is world domination.

Odysseus
12-06-2010, 11:38 AM
Good stuff, although it's interesting that the LA Times didn't link to the poll.

An earlier Pew poll of American Muslims offers some important information. First, the total numbers:


The Pew Muslim American study estimates that Muslims constitute 0.6% of the U.S. adult population. This projects to 1.4 million Muslims 18 years old or older currently living in the United States.

However, that may understate the number of Muslims:


The survey was conducted solely over landline telephones. There was no practical way in this study to reach individuals who only have cell phones, or have no telephone service an estimated 13.5% of the general public. The 1.4 million projection assumes that the proportion of Muslims who are cell-only or have no phone service is no different from the population overall. However, as a younger, predominantly immigrant population with relatively low levels of home ownership all factors associated with the use of cell phones rather than landlines it is possible that the number of Muslim Americans is higher.

Given that the Muslim groups regularly cite much higher numbers (2-3 million, depending on the source), it's possible that the numbers are much higher, but there is no way of knowing, and Pew's results are close to other surveys which have used similar methodology. For the purposes of this entry, I'm going with Pew's numbers. Now, let's crunch some numbers:


8% of Muslim Americans say suicide bombings against civilian targets tactics are often (1%) or sometimes (7%) justified in the defense of Islam.

If we take the smaller number, 1%, that considers suicide bombings of civilians "often" justified in defense of Islam, and apply it to the 1.4 million population cited above, we get 14,000 people who think that suicide bombing is justified in most cases. That's rought the strength of an active army division. If we go with 8%, we get 104,000 Muslims who consider suicide bombings against civilians justifiable in some circumstances. That translates to a core of about 14,000 potential hard core jihadis and a community of 104,000 who would be willing to provide aid and comfort to them. That may not sound like a lot compared to a US population of 300 million, but how many Nidal Hasans does it take?

NJCardFan
12-06-2010, 12:40 PM
An interesting question concerning Muslims in America, I'd like to know how many of the estimated 1.4 million Muslims are prison converts. The reason why I bring this up is because a lot of them are what we call "fake ass Muslims" meaning they are Muslim for convenience only. Some for protection, some to be a part of a greater group but many, at least the one's I deal with, are about as Muslim at heart as you and I are. They smoke cigarettes and still take drugs. During Ramadan, they eat all day long(but demand their special Ramadan meal time). You should hear the Imam rail against these guys. Anyway, my point is, that there are a large number of Muslims here who are a part of the Nation of Islam which is more of a political group than a religious group. Just some food for thought.

Bleda
12-06-2010, 02:13 PM
An interesting question concerning Muslims in America, I'd like to know how many of the estimated 1.4 million Muslims are prison converts. The reason why I bring this up is because a lot of them are what we call "fake ass Muslims" meaning they are Muslim for convenience only. Some for protection, some to be a part of a greater group but many, at least the one's I deal with, are about as Muslim at heart as you and I are. They smoke cigarettes and still take drugs. During Ramadan, they eat all day long(but demand their special Ramadan meal time). You should hear the Imam rail against these guys. Anyway, my point is, that there are a large number of Muslims here who are a part of the Nation of Islam which is more of a political group than a religious group. Just some food for thought.

It's not just prison. You'd be surprised how many self-identified Muslims out there are Muslims in name only. I've known countless Muslims who don't know the first thing about Islam, and constantly do things that Muhammad had people executed for or just banned.

Bleda
12-06-2010, 02:24 PM
If we take the smaller number, 1%, that considers suicide bombings of civilians "often" justified in defense of Islam, and apply it to the 1.4 million population cited above, we get 14,000 people who think that suicide bombing is justified in most cases. That's rought the strength of an active army division. If we go with 8%, we get 104,000 Muslims who consider suicide bombings against civilians justifiable in some circumstances. That translates to a core of about 14,000 potential hard core jihadis and a community of 104,000 who would be willing to provide aid and comfort to them. That may not sound like a lot compared to a US population of 300 million, but how many Nidal Hasans does it take?

That is scary. But I'm thinking (hoping) the majority of them are just 'supporters', not helpers.

PoliCon
12-06-2010, 02:27 PM
http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-13.png

http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-18.png

Tiny, insignificant minority, right? And finally, proof that these people are immune to irony:

http://pewglobal.org/files/2010/12/2010-muslim-01-19.png

Notice how their concern increases in connection with proximity. When they have to deal with bombings for example at home - the less they support them.