Skip to comments.Why don't Americans like Muslims?
Posted on 08/16/2010 5:55:43 AM PDT by Palter
Popular antipathy to a proposed Islamic center near Ground Zero is so fierce that even President Barack Obama, the nation's Islamophile-in-chief, "clarified" his August 11 statement supporting the plan to say, "I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there." It is not just a mosque, of which there are two in the neighborhood, but a symbol of Islamic presence. The most recent CNN poll shows an overwhelming 70%-29% margin of opposition.
When liberal politicians - like the president and New York's Mayor Michael Bloomberg - defend the plan, what they mean is, "We want a big Islamic statement near Ground Zero as a gesture of outreach to the Muslim world." When the political right denounces it, they mean, "Muslim conquerors always build a mosque atop the ruins of the places they conquer, and we're not going to give the rascals the satisfaction." That was predictable.
What is surprising is how passionately Americans oppose the Ground Zero mosque. A revolt is brewing against America's liberal political elite.
It is hard to find consistent polling data about American attitudes towards Islam. The largest polling organizations, Pew and Gallup, draw funding from organizations with a vested interest in promoting a benign view of Islam. Nonetheless, the results are striking: in a Gallup inquiry  published in January 2010, Americans had an "unfavorable" view of Islam by a margin of 53%-42%, with 31% holding a strongly negative view. That contrasts with 15% for Judaism and 4% for Christianity.
Similar results emerge from polls of respective support for Israel and the Palestinians.
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Two words: Twin Towers....
Why don’t Americans like Muslims?.....
May be the senseless violence? Nah not that.
It might be that little ‘kill infidels’ thingy...
Spengler buy a clue
They are simply trying to start a Liberal Islamic branch in the USA. Obama is a Liberal Muslim. This explains him to a T the way I see it.
It might have something to do with all that unpleasant suicide bombing, head-chopping, stoning, hijacking, kidnapping, honor killing and blowing buildings full of innocent people up. Just a guess.
Because they make sorry pilots?
Here's TWO REASONS!................
For the same reason they don’t like Nazi’s, communists, or fascists.
Here is the bottom line. The true nature of Christianity is in Christ, and the true nature of Islam is in Mohammed. Nuff said.
Twin Towers, beheadings, stonings, fatwas for cartoons, conversion or death.....nope, I have no idea why anyone would be averse to islam/sarc
Maybe it’s the
“live under our oppressive religious, political, and legal system or die”
part of Islam that we don’t see favorably...
dunno - just a guess.
I really, really hope that’s a rhetorical question.
Burning buildings and bodies is not a pleasant smell.
Before 9-11 most Americans were too ignorant of Islam to have an opinion either way. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.
I wonder if it has anything to do with killing Olympic athletes, taking hostages at our embassy, truck bombs, boat bombs, using airliners as cruise missiles, shoe bombs, underwear bombs, IEDs, beheading videos, and victory mosques?
All Americans should read some of the Koran - down right chilling!
It is NOT a religion of peace and mutual respect - it is a religion of dominance and tyranny.
And, thanks to the dopey voters of America, we have our first MOOOslim Prez who believes this stuff to the nth degree...thanks, folks...