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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Muslim Thinking

Someone recently told me I was off base about the dangers of Islam – that most Muslims are peaceful. She has bought into the lie. She still believes the word “Islam” means “peaceful” instead of what it really means – “submission”.
Muslims may appear peaceful, especially in situations where they are the minority. But how they “appear” and what they really think are two different things.
A recent survey of Muslim countries throughout the world contradicts her “most Muslims are peaceful” statement.Daniel Pipes reports today that this survey included interviewing Muslims in two different groups of countries – 6 countries with predominantly Muslim populations (Egypt, Jordan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey) and 4 countries where Muslims are the minority, but growing in numbers (Great Britain, France, Germany, and Spain).

Of the 10 countries surveyed, support for Osama bin Laden ranged from 8% to 72%.

Suicide bombers got a 13% to 69% positive rating.

Add to that the fact that 14% to 43% of Muslims surveyed believe the USA and Western Civilization is responsible for their economic woes, 28% to 98% see Jews in a negative light – blaming them on bad relations between the West and Muslims, and less than half of Muslims believe that Arabs were responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

In spite of these numbers, the overall report seemed optimistic that these numbers were improved over previous similar surveys. They don’t seem that encouraging to me. And lest I fall into the “gee, things seem to be improving” mindset, I need look no further than the Middle East, Nigeria, France, the Philippines, Iran or any other number of Islamic countries that were NOT included in the survey to snap back into reality.

Quiz:
Who said : "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid".

Choices: Jesus or Mohammed

Who said: "They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them, and choose no friend nor helper from among them"

Choices: Jesus or Mohammed

For further reading on the "Religion of Peace", click here.

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1 Comments:

At 2:35 AM, Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

There are plenty of Muslims in the UK, but I think there religion is pretty scary.

 

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