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Why don't Americans like Muslims?
Asia Times Online ^ | 17 Aug 2010 | Spengler

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 [1] 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at atimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; msm4obama911mosque; msm4victorymosque; muslim; obama4islam; rop; spengler; wot
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1 posted on 08/16/2010 5:55:45 AM PDT by Palter
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To: Palter

interesting article


2 posted on 08/16/2010 5:57:34 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Palter
"Duh. Ya think it's 'cause they keep killing us all the time, Mickey?"

"Right, Goofy."

3 posted on 08/16/2010 5:57:41 AM PDT by Gorzaloon (CNN:AP:etc:Today, President Obama's stool was firm and well-formed. One end was slightly pointed. ")
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To: Palter

Two words: Twin Towers....


4 posted on 08/16/2010 5:57:46 AM PDT by freebilly (No wonder the left has a boner for Obama. There's CIALIS in soCIALISt....)
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To: Palter

Why don’t Americans like Muslims?.....

May be the senseless violence? Nah not that.


5 posted on 08/16/2010 5:57:56 AM PDT by Hang'emAll
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To: Palter

It might be that little ‘kill infidels’ thingy...


6 posted on 08/16/2010 5:58:19 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Palter

Spengler buy a clue


7 posted on 08/16/2010 5:58:53 AM PDT by expatguy (Support "An American Expat in Southeast Asia" - DONATE)
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To: Palter

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.


8 posted on 08/16/2010 5:59:00 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Palter

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.


9 posted on 08/16/2010 5:59:32 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Palter

10 posted on 08/16/2010 5:59:35 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Palter

Because they make sorry pilots?


11 posted on 08/16/2010 5:59:47 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: Palter
100% of the 9/11 terrorists were Muslim AND Kobar Towers, Beirut and on and on and on...
12 posted on 08/16/2010 6:00:04 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Playing by the rules only works if both sides do it!)
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To: Palter

Here's TWO REASONS!................

13 posted on 08/16/2010 6:00:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Palter

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.


14 posted on 08/16/2010 6:00:05 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: Palter

Twin Towers, beheadings, stonings, fatwas for cartoons, conversion or death.....nope, I have no idea why anyone would be averse to islam/sarc


15 posted on 08/16/2010 6:00:13 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Hang'emAll

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.


16 posted on 08/16/2010 6:01:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Palter

I really, really hope that’s a rhetorical question.

Burning buildings and bodies is not a pleasant smell.


17 posted on 08/16/2010 6:01:18 AM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: Palter

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.


18 posted on 08/16/2010 6:01:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Palter
Hrmmmm...

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?

19 posted on 08/16/2010 6:02:25 AM PDT by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: Mr. K

Exactly right!
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...


20 posted on 08/16/2010 6:02:47 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Palter

*Like*?

Why not ask; Why don’t Americans TRUST, RESPECT, TRUST, ADMIRE, TRUST, FOLLOW, TRUST, EMULATE, TRUST, EMBRACE, TRUST MUSLIMS?


21 posted on 08/16/2010 6:02:50 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: Palter

I know some muslims that I like. That said, as for the rest:

— I have very little in common with them. My culture is different from theirs. There’s not much to talk about.

— They adhere to a violent false religion that has caused and is causing untold misery. I want no part of it, and I’ve found through my many decades of life that it’s best to avoid evil.

— Their women, and some of the men, wear silly clothes supposedly to reflect modesty and faith but which, in reality, just draw attention to themselves.

— I can’t tell, from looking, who might want to be my friend and who is planning to blow me up.


22 posted on 08/16/2010 6:03:28 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Palter

“Why don’t Americans like Muslims?”

For the same reason Americans don’t like Rabid Animals.


23 posted on 08/16/2010 6:03:40 AM PDT by PoloSec (Note to Princess B H Obama: May PISS be Upon Mohammads Head...You Pervert)
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To: Palter

Here's TWO REASONS!.............

24 posted on 08/16/2010 6:04:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Two sentences and you absolutely nailed it.


25 posted on 08/16/2010 6:04:15 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Palter

They want us to die seems like a good enough reason.


26 posted on 08/16/2010 6:04:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: sodpoodle

27 posted on 08/16/2010 6:04:53 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Palter

28 posted on 08/16/2010 6:05:30 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Palter

Maybe the fact that US citizens have been victims of terrorist attacks since 1785 might have something to do with it.


29 posted on 08/16/2010 6:06:29 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Palter

Wrong question. The question should be Why don’t Americans like the Constitution being replaced with Sharia Law?


30 posted on 08/16/2010 6:06:49 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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31 posted on 08/16/2010 6:07:08 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Palter

1. Their intents on establishing a world caliphate.
2. Terrorism throughout the world.
3. Institutional pediophilia.
4. Treatment and persecution of non-muslims in muslim-dominated countries.
5. Treatment of women.
6. Hatred of anything non-muslim.
7. Moral and cultural destruction of everything around them.
8. Constant portrayal of themselves of a victim class when they don’t get their jihadist ways.

Aside from those, gosh... why DON’T Americans like muslims?


32 posted on 08/16/2010 6:07:30 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I want to ask the “coexist” car folks -

how many muslims do you think have those stickers on their bumpers?


33 posted on 08/16/2010 6:07:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good answer;)


34 posted on 08/16/2010 6:08:05 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: matginzac
All Americans should read some of the Koran - down right chilling!

The problem is most of us do not know arabic. Is it possible to get an English translation of the book that preserves the meaning of the original text?

35 posted on 08/16/2010 6:08:22 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: MrB

ZERO.


36 posted on 08/16/2010 6:08:27 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Palter

we prefer our friends in human form


37 posted on 08/16/2010 6:08:30 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: sodpoodle

38 posted on 08/16/2010 6:08:56 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: screaminsunshine

I doubt he is a “liberal” muslim. The muslim who occupies OUR whitehouse is a full blown muslim. There ain’t no liberal muslims. They pretend to be liberal, ‘cause the Quo’ran tells them to do whatever it takes to fool the infedel so they can get what they want...which is total control, just like they have in the middle east.


39 posted on 08/16/2010 6:09:03 AM PDT by tillacum (It's the military, not the press, not the politicians, who keep this country free.)
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To: earlJam

Reason # 1,549,743 why inbreeding is a bad idea.

40 posted on 08/16/2010 6:09:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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41 posted on 08/16/2010 6:09:29 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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Maybe I’m just overly sensitive but the honor killings & genital mutilation offend me.

Tho a lot of American doctors are willing to appease on the genital butchery:

http://joytiz.com/2010/profile-in-courage-aap-rejects-genital-mutliation/


42 posted on 08/16/2010 6:10:24 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: matginzac

And don’t forget the Hadith. Interesting reading, that is.


43 posted on 08/16/2010 6:11:07 AM PDT by jazminerose
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Why don't Americans like Muslims Islamists?

I wonder why that question wasn't posed...?

44 posted on 08/16/2010 6:12:14 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 400 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: jazminerose; All

Just how low are the expectations for Islam when no one is surprised by the cold-blooded murder of Christian doctors by Muslim fundamentalists for trying to help Muslims in need? (CAIR hasn't even bothered to denounce the killing).
45 posted on 08/16/2010 6:12:14 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Anti-Gunners suffer from Factose Intolerance)
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To: Palter

Why don’t american’s like muslims?

pretty much the same reason that jews don’t like nazis


46 posted on 08/16/2010 6:12:18 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (The Obama Presidency, just over a year old, and already the worst in history)
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To: tillacum

Can you imagine FDR promoting a shrine to Hirohito near the Washington Monument in the middle of WW2. I like to try to think logically about Obam. The only way his actions make sense to me is that he is a ‘Liberal’ Muslim.


47 posted on 08/16/2010 6:12:21 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Palter

One whose mother I would support exercising "choice."

48 posted on 08/16/2010 6:13:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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49 posted on 08/16/2010 6:13:08 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: matginzac
it is a religion political ideology of dominance and tyranny.

Fixed.

50 posted on 08/16/2010 6:14:07 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon Ping List.)
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