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Face reality: Many Muslims support ISIS

In the last week of May, the Qatar-based Arabic news network Al-Jazeera polled its Arabic-language audience on the question: “Do you support the victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in your region?”

The results were shocking. Of the 56,881 Arabic-speaking respondents, a whopping 81% voted yes.

The results of this online survey may not be scientific.

But they do provide anecdotal evidence of what many see as a rise in the support of Islamism in the Arab Middle East, among Muslims in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, and in the diaspora in Britain and France.

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  • Sir Roderick Spode

    “There is a dry wind blowing through the East, and the parched grasses wait the spark…”
    Greenmantle

  • Petey

    “I would have hoped to hear more Muslims saying in the wake of these latest incidents that despite the fact sharia law dictates the doctrine of armed jihad, we as Muslims reject it as inapplicable in the modern era of nation states, the United Nations and international law.”

    So few of his fellow ‘peace-loving’ muslims listen to him, of course … but thank goodness for Tarek Fatah, anyway. A pinprick of reason and light in the general islamic darkness spreading over the world.

  • Islam ties the intellectual noose tightly around the minds of Muslims.

    Most Muslims are so brainwashed, they cannot imagine being free from this horrendous system of oppression.