Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The tiny Islamic minority

The mantra recited over and over by the Left is that radical Muslims constitute only a very tiny minority of the world's Muslims. I have yet to see, however, any evidence to support this assertion. By contrast, a recent article provided the results of numerous surveys that appear to debunk the tiny minority theory. For example:

"nearly 25% of British Muslims said the July 7, 2005, terror bombings in London, which killed 52 innocent commuters, were justified."

"Another 30% said they would prefer to live under strict Islamic Sharia law rather than England's democratic system."

"44% of Nigerian Muslims believe suicide bombing attacks are "often" or "sometimes" acceptable."

"Only 28% said they were never justified."

"roughly one-in-seven Muslims in France, Spain and Great Britain feel that suicide bombings against civilian targets can at least sometimes be justified to defend Islam."

"less than half of Jordan's Muslims believe terror attacks are never justified."

"In Egypt, only 45% of Muslims say terror is never justified."

"77.2% of Palestinians supported the kidnapping [of Cpl Gilad Shilat by Hamas], while 66.8% said they would back additional such attacks."

"More than six out of 10 Palestinians also said they were in favor of firing Kassam rockets at Israeli towns and cities."

"a survey conducted by Al-Jazeera asked respondents, "Do you support Osama Bin-Laden?" A whopping 49.9% answered: yes."

"a quarter of Jordanians, a third of Indonesians, 38% of Pakistanis and 61% of Nigerians all expressed confidence" in Osama bin Laden.

"In Lebanon… over 80% of the Lebanese population said they supported Hizbullah."

"a majority of Palestinians backed Hamas in parliamentary elections"

"10 percent of Indonesian Muslims…some 20 million Muslims in Indonesia alone…are willing to say out loud that they support the use of violence and terror against innocent human beings."

Read the rest in the Jerusalem Post.

The number of Muslims who are “radical” is certainly not the majority but neither is it a tiny minority. I’d say its time for the Left to put up—and support their assertions—or shut up! Their “tiny minority” nonsense keeps many Americans from understanding the severity of the threat.