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4 in 10 Americans say Islam more violent than other faiths
Yahoo News ^ | May 7, 2013 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 05/09/2013 11:16:30 PM PDT by South40

Six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, just 25 percent of Americans said Islam is more likely to encourage violence than other religions. That number has climbed to 42 percent, according to a new poll released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.

The survey, conducted after the Boston bombings, found that opinions have not changed much as a result of those attacks. In March, 40 percent of Americans said Islam is more violent, 42 percent disagreed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; jihad; religionofpeace; rop; terrorist; violence
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1 posted on 05/09/2013 11:16:30 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

That few? Are the rest asleep?


2 posted on 05/09/2013 11:25:01 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

What’s hard to believe is that the other 6 out of 10 dont


3 posted on 05/09/2013 11:27:18 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: South40

The 6 out of 10 were the textbook definition of low information voters.


4 posted on 05/09/2013 11:31:07 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

“Are the rest asleep?”

See November 4, 2008
and November 6, 2012.


5 posted on 05/09/2013 11:36:18 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: South40

Please someone tell me any other present day religion that is violent -— NOT just violent people who also claim some religion.

60% of people are not just low information, they are plain stupid.


6 posted on 05/09/2013 11:36:55 PM PDT by Jackson Brown
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To: uncitizen

Those same 40% also said that homosexuals are NOT less likely to bear children than other “orientations”.

That same 40% also said that Obama was the greatest president ever.

Than same 40% also said that ...

/s

(you get the picture)


7 posted on 05/09/2013 11:38:59 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: wac3rd
Google the book, The Dumbest Generation.

Explains everything.

8 posted on 05/09/2013 11:39:19 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: Jackson Brown

But, but,,,remember the Crusades! See,, that proves how violent Christianity is! ////


9 posted on 05/09/2013 11:42:00 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Jackson Brown

Dey just afraid dey gonna be blowed up if dey say it is.


10 posted on 05/09/2013 11:44:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: South40

6 out of 10 are too terrified of being killed to say anything.


11 posted on 05/09/2013 11:46:36 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: DesertRhino

and the thousands...no MILLIONS of abortion clinics and womnynz who get blowed up by kwistians every dey!!!


12 posted on 05/09/2013 11:48:18 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: South40

The movie “Idiocracy” comes to mind. This comedy nails our tragic situation.


13 posted on 05/09/2013 11:55:25 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: DesertRhino

Yet the Christian faith is growing bigtime in the global south!


14 posted on 05/10/2013 12:02:01 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Sleeping and in denial. And this is the downfall of the US.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 12:05:49 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: South40
4 in 10 say Islam is violent.
5 in 10 say What's an Islam?
1 in 10 say Racist!

16 posted on 05/10/2013 12:10:56 AM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: South40
Six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, just 25 percent of Americans said Islam is more likely to encourage violence than other religions. That number has climbed to 42 percent,

I think the others are what are called "low information voters".

17 posted on 05/10/2013 12:14:35 AM PDT by marron
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>> Six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, just 25 percent

Bush was a tool for overstating the ROP angle. The intention to prevent random acts of reciprocity was admirable, but the chronic endeavor was ultimately condescending and counterproductive. Islam is not a ROP, it’s about conformance to the consequence of suffering and death.

There’s a reason for Christianity. Embrace it.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 12:18:15 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: douginthearmy

That’s about right.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 12:18:39 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Biggirl

Bump


20 posted on 05/10/2013 12:19:28 AM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Bush set us back 50 years in properly dealing with the issue with his “peaceful friendly religion” nonsense.


21 posted on 05/10/2013 12:20:00 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Liberals are too embarrassed to agree. Of course they mostly know the truth deep down.

“The gap grows with partisan differences: 69 percent of self-described conservative Republicans say it does, 71 percent of professed liberal Democrats disagree.”

Also there is no indication of how many “don’t know”s there were. I suspect a lot amongst the 31% conservatives that are not in the “agree” coumn.


22 posted on 05/10/2013 12:39:39 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Pikachu_Dad; South40

The other 6 are too scared of Islamo fascists to answer.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 1:26:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: South40
4 in 10 Americans

74% of the French.

Cheese eating surrender monkeys rule!

24 posted on 05/10/2013 1:56:56 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (RIP Chrissie Amphlett.)
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To: South40

25 posted on 05/10/2013 1:58:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: South40

6 out of 10 aren’t paying attention.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 1:59:03 AM PDT by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: South40

Only four in ten????

There are certainly a lot of idiots in the U.S.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 2:08:51 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: South40

Only 40%, that’s sad.


28 posted on 05/10/2013 2:13:37 AM PDT by gattaca ("Empty heads are fond of long titles" Old German Proverb.)
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To: South40

29 posted on 05/10/2013 2:17:50 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Jack Hammer

6 in 10 said “wuh”.


30 posted on 05/10/2013 2:28:29 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

“That few? Are the rest asleep?

Only 47% of the Americans who bothered to vote said no to the Obamanation. Therefore it isn’t hard for me to believe only 42% of Americans believe Islam is violent. This tells me the propaganda machine of the governing elites is effective in shaping the opinions of the majority of the people .

Face it. Americans are much more concerned about who is winning on American Idol than they are about foreign and domestic threats. The average American believes the government will protect him. After all Obama said so and Obama would not lie.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 2:29:40 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: All

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

32 posted on 05/10/2013 2:35:17 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: South40

The other six must be brain dead.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 2:40:30 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: South40

6 in 10 Americans unable to answer izzlamic violence poll since their heads were in the sand.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 2:41:49 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: South40
4 in 10 Americans say Islam more violent than other faiths

Proving that brainwashing and indoctrination by government schools and the liberal PC media have rendered 6 in 10 Americans effectively brain dead.


35 posted on 05/10/2013 3:03:29 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: South40

Watch these Navy SEAL Team VI families and other family members as they reveal the Obama Administrations culpability in death of their sons in the fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan following the successful raid on bin Laden’s compound. This is a powerful and riveting briefing that included some of America’s most significant military leaders.

Video of their funeral has an Imam condemning the fallen SEAL warriors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtJrJ40Cio


36 posted on 05/10/2013 3:10:05 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: South40

Only 4 in 10?!


37 posted on 05/10/2013 3:26:18 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Soul of the South

Even though it looks like “American Idol” is falling apart. Just heard that Randy Jackson is calling it quits.


38 posted on 05/10/2013 3:34:58 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Pikachu_Dad

Are the other 6 insane or mentally competent?


39 posted on 05/10/2013 4:00:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Or just plain fearful.


40 posted on 05/10/2013 4:19:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: RaceBannon

bttt


41 posted on 05/10/2013 4:21:44 AM PDT by petercooper
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To: South40

60% of America is muslim???

LLS


42 posted on 05/10/2013 4:24:39 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Biggirl

What are they fearful of?

I believe they are just plain stupid. People who live without seeing what is going on around them

A good definition of Democrats. They ignore what they see that is going on around them.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 4:25:23 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: FreedomPoster

If not for Bush... there would have been no obama.

LLS


44 posted on 05/10/2013 4:27:00 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: South40

Study: Six in Ten American’s have difficulty knowing their asses from a hole in the ground.


45 posted on 05/10/2013 4:34:12 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: South40

Six in 10 Americans not paying attention, or have been brainwashed by the media and public education.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 4:58:14 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: South40

47 posted on 05/10/2013 5:14:00 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: Biggirl
"just plain fearful"

Just plain ideological i.e. leftist ideology. A very large pct. of that 60% know the truth about Islam, but they've been conditioned to hate Christianity. And under the axiom the enemy of my enemy is my friend, they refuse to say the obvious: Islam is the greatest threat to civilization above every other kind of ideology. Of course, another perverse ideology, leftism, keeps the civilized world from combating violent Islam.

48 posted on 05/10/2013 5:38:24 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: driftless2

Yet at the same time, in the global south, Christianity is GROWING by leaps and bounds.


49 posted on 05/10/2013 6:07:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: South40

And we wonder why we have an Islamic socialist for president.

How many Americans does it take to change a light bulb?


50 posted on 05/10/2013 6:07:35 AM PDT by ravenwolf
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