Skip to comments.Poll: U.S. Muslims more moderate than Muslims worldwide
Posted on 05/01/2013 4:07:33 AM PDT by tobyhill
Muslims in America are much less inclined to support suicide bombing than other Muslims abroad, and are more likely to believe that people of other faiths can attain eternal life in heaven, according to a new report released Tuesday (April 30) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
The Worlds Muslims report looks at Muslim views across seven categories: Islamic law; religion and politics; morality; women; relations among Muslims; interfaith relations; and religion, science, and pop culture. There is also a special section on U.S. Muslims.
Of the countries surveyed, only a majority of Muslims in America 56 percent believe people of other faiths can go to heaven; by contrast, that figure among U.S. Christians is about 64 percent. U.S. Muslims are also less likely than Muslims abroad to believe in evolution, sharing views that are closer to those of U.S. Christians.
On suicide bombing, 81 percent of U.S. Muslims said it was never justified, 7 percent said it was justified to defend Islam, and 1 percent said it was sometimes justified.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
"Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it."
(Media trying to bamboozle us again)
Nice article Omar, they will probably cut your throat last.
WE KNOW THE TRUTH AND NO LONGER ACCEPT THE LIE!
If they follow islam then they are a danger to civilization. islam is an evil death cult. They either follow the that or they are not really muslims.
What a load of baloney.I have first-hand experience with an American Muslim with an American nick name. This is an American citizen, a retiree from major American corporation, a home owner in an upper middle class neighborhood; in fact, the neighborhood watch captain! I happened to have a discussion with him during which 9/11 came up. I was not surprised when he launched into a defense of the attack; that is, if it was committed by Muslims, which he doubted. He further posited that Bush and/or the Jews may have been behind it. He also insisted that 9/11 occurred only after Bush invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and was thus justified.I could not dissuade him from this ignorant nonsense and brought out exchange to a quick close after that.He had become very agitated and it was obvious that his lies had never been contradicted before.
5 million muslims in US (est). 7% equals 350,000 people who are okay with suicide bombing.
Thats because they have such a small percentage of the population.
The cited report and survey is not available at the link.
Oh. A Lying Omar.
These things are like spiders.
“WE KNOW THE TRUTH AND NO LONGER ACCEPT THE LIE!”
Something akin to the Manchurian Candidate comes to mind, but Obozo is much worse.
It’s called taquayeh (I know I misspelled it), the moslim doctrine of lying to gain advantage over ones enemies.
All moslems are terrorists and no moslem can ever be trusted. Their religion COMMANDS them to lie and it COMMANDS them to commit terrorism (attacks on innocents)
Born (1956-07-20) 20 July 1956 (age 56)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia, SFR Yugoslavia (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Alma mater Tulane University
Occupation Attorney, Investment Banker, Diplomat
Religion Sunni Islam
Sacirbey has a younger brother Omar, who is a journalist in Boston. In the 1990s their mother Aziza had a street named after her in Sarajevo.
I have a very paranoid question for you all.
Is it possible that when the US was supplied with African slaves by muslim slave traders, that this was a forward-looking plan for a sneak invasion of coming muslim militants?
We may have underestimated the malignancy and time horizon of islam quite a bit.
When I hear one “American” Muz criticize the acts of Muzzie terrorists; when I hear a single Imam speak out, I might buy into this BS...
In investing there’s a volatility number called beta. If the stock’s beta is 1.2 it means that if the market moves x then your stock will move 20% more than that. For Muslims, their beta is 2. That means as long as the surrounding culture is violence free, nothing happens. But if there’s a riot, your Muslim is going hog wild shooting and killing.
Staunch Christians have a beta of .5 or less. If there’s violence around them, they don’t participate unless they have to.
Which would you like to have living next door?
It’s a pew poll, and of course it doesn’t say exactly what the “Religion News Service” says. You can dig down from here:
I’m a bit curious about this “news service”. Another muslim front?
Just kind tolerant peace-loving people.
Problem is most Americans have their head up their a$$ and actually believe it.
I tried following those links and couldn’t find the poll or the 157 pages. I think it’s bunk.
One thing learned on 9-11-2001. No muslim can be trusted.......EVER!!!!!!
If a person does NOT at least once a day protest, make a comment either online or in the real world or better yet perform some obvious gesture aimed at some degree to Moslems that they had better think again, go find the best air fare out of America or how to convert absolutely to being a christian.
Though of the latter I would still have some reservations.
Leave America Moslems, you cannot overcome us no matter how many of you arrive.
Actually, they’re about 2.7 million. If the article said five million, then it is false in that regard.
Muslim “tolerance” is directly proportional to their ability to be intolerant, i.e. their percentage of the population.
Think of it as a large bar with 100 people in it. If one of those people is a gang member, they aren’t likely to start anything. However, if 10 or more of them are gang members, then the trouble starts.
We forget this at our peril.
It is. It’s been presented in all kinds of disquises all over.
The convenient thing about Pew is that their stuff typically runs to several hundred pages of non-readability, so you can use it for whatever you want. It’s like the Obamacare-bill.
Where were/are the mass marches condemning Islamic Terrorism. Where are the dozens and dozens of arrests for plotting terrorism from information supplied by these so-called moderates about others in their Madrassas and Mosques?
Where is it? It ain’t there because there is no such thing as a ‘moderate’ Muslim. They are all borne of hatred and oppression given to them by their Quran manual for terror.
They virtually have to be cornered and tortured to express any sentiment of disagreement with their murdering brothers.
Even at 2.7 million people, 8% = 216,000 muslims in the U.S. who support suicide bombing. If only 1% of those who support suicide bombing are willing to step on the vest, that is 2,160 potential suicide bombers. Spread them around to 50 American cities and let them loose and we’ll see just how “small” of a problem this is.
If it was me, I’d have dropped a dime on him to the IRS saying it looked like he was living beyond his means - maybe cheating on his taxes.
The only way I know to get someone - the IRS only cares about the money, wherever they can get it.
Whatever. 100K plus people are okay with suicide bombing.
Good idea. I'll have to get his name and maybe address.
I work with a lot of Muslims and many of them came here to escape all that nuttery.
But your problem is that you never know when one will flip.
Go google “I have killed my Jew”.
Any and all Moslems remind me of the people in the classic movie “Telefon” where they become dormant sleeper agents.
One phone call, a keyword trigger, and they explode, literally.
Then she tried to tell me that the Koran makes no mention of killing non-Muslims.
At that point I just complimented her obvious intelligence and slowly... backed... away.
BTW, Surah 9:5, b*tch.
And as I thought, that news ervice is another liberal/muslim outreach. You should see their advisory board.
This is Omar:
Omar Sacirbey is a Boston-based correspondent for Religion News Service and other publications. In 2008, he was a finalist for the Religion Newswriters Association Templeton Reporter of the Year award, and in 2007, he placed third in the American Academy of Religion news writing contest. In 2005, he was an Alicia Patterson Foundation Journalism Fellow, focusing on Muslims in North America. Before journalism, he was an advisor with the Bosnian Foreign Ministry, serving at the United Nations in New York, and in Sarajevo and The Hague. He holds masters degrees from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and the Columbia University School of Journalism. He also writes about business, foreign affairs, politics, and food.
I believe the percentage is greater than that anyway. This is a truly evil population that has homicide bombers; etc., appearing with the frequency of pinballs coming out of those old pinball machines. There must be a reservoir of support for the Boston Marathon bombing for such type actions to occur again and again.
Some might be more moderate, and many who claim to be more moderate are lying. They are constantly aware of the importance of the public’s perception of Islam, and many will lie to convey a more comfortable Islam to the American public.
Muslims come from an Islamic culture. In that culture, you can be killed for being the wrong kind of Muslim. They carry some of that here. Their fear of the vilification of Islam is tied to the idea that Christians here might rise up and kill them. They actually think it can happen.
We have two Mosques in town because the two factions could not get along. They built an Islamic school right off I-81 and it closed during the split. It’s a very divisive and violent religion.
After 9/11, 5 Muslim kids disappeared from my daughter’s school. The families just pulled out and went back home. They thought they were in danger from a violent backlash because that’s the way it works in the Islamic culture.
Well you got to remember that the Muslims here in the USA can let’s just say “lock and load”.
I find that reassuring, if it is true. With three million Muslims in the country legally (no reliable data on the number of illegals), that means we only have about 570,000 who are unwilling to say that suicide bombings are never justified. What could go wrong?
It’s difficult to assert that islamists should be killed outright since the _resident is one himself, thus he should only be arrested, tried and then shot.