Pew Study More Than 1/2 of Muslim Americans Hold Unfavourable Views On Al Queda, The Rest Think It’s Just Dandy

More than 1,000 Muslims spoke at length about their American experience, and the results were mostly “good news,” says Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center.

Here’s the GOOD NEWS, I guess:

  • But the study found some surprising signs of discontent. More than half of Muslim Americans believe that the U.S. government singles Muslims out for extra surveillance. More than half of Muslims overall hold a very unfavorable view of al-Qaida — but only 36 percent of African-American Muslims do. Only one in four Muslims believes that Arab men conducted the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. And most disturbing was what Kohut called “pockets of sympathy for extremism.”

  • One-quarter of Muslims under age 30 said suicide bombing is legitimate on some occasions. That compares with 6 percent of older Muslims.

Laila Al-Qatami, communications director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, was shocked by that statistic.

Compared with Europe — where many Muslims live in ghettos, earn the lowest incomes and suffer high unemployment — America represents the good life, she says.

All In all a very mixed result hmmmmmmm…………………

If you were a Terrorist would you answer objectively?

What if 30% of Christians said it was ok to commit acts of Terrorism? How would the left react? Just askin is all…

The poll results are as disturbing as those of Canadian Muslims Surveyed in my earlier post.

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  • Time to show them the exit, methinks.

    RG

  • Now RG, That isn’t very multicultural of you;)

  • Anything over 0% in favor of Al Qaida ought to terrify us all! It only takes one sucide bomber…

  • Exactly BCF,and even if you *weren’t* a terrorist would you be honest? I doubt it. So is this truly a real indication of how they feel.

    And, hmmmm, I wonder why they are singled out?!

  • I think the numbers tell a far more alarming story than is being painted. There is just too much going on in this poll to feel comfortable with the results.

  • absolutely agree!