Thursday, May 24, 2007

This was Polled in the U.S....Not the M.E.

One in four U.S. Muslims (under 30) said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances." (According to a new Pew Research Center Poll)

"...That sentiment is strongest among those younger than 30. Two percent of them say it can often be justified, 13 percent say sometimes and 11 percent say rarely.

"It is a hair-raising number," said Radwan Masmoudi, president of the Washington-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, which promotes the compatibility of Islam with democracy.

He said most supporters of the attacks likely assumed the context was a fight against occupation — a term Muslims often use to describe the conflict with Israel.

U.S. Muslims have growing Internet and television access to extreme ideologies, he said, adding: "People, especially younger people, are susceptible to these ideas."

Federal officials have warned the U.S. must guard against homegrown terrorism, as the British suffered with the London transit bombings of 2005." (source)

25% of Muslims HERE think that it's okay to blow you up if they feel like you are threatening Islam.

This becomes even scarier when you remember what sort of things are deemed a threat to the religion of peace: women elevated higher than a dog, ankles, cartoons, this post, Pokemon cards, the letter "X", non-Muslim filmmakers, free speech, Jews, Christians, homosexuals, and ham sandwiches...

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