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Islamism - What is wrong with the Islamic world? - Opinion Polls


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Opinion Polls in the Islamic world

I don't know why people are so shocked by the disgusting opinions expressed by much of the Islamic world in the polls below. Of course the Islamic world has disgusting opinions. That's why it has so many problems.

If the Islamic world had reasonable opinions, it would not be such a sea of oppression, terror, war and poverty. The Arab Spring would have worked. If the Palestinians had reasonable opinions, and supported democracy and human rights and compromise, there would be no Israel conflict. Palestinians would be rich. The failures of the Islamic world are not failures of leadership. They are failures of the people. It is because of their disgusting opinions that the Islamic world is the way it is.

Many people can't believe these polls. They know many western, liberal Muslims, and think the fundamentalist maniacs are a tiny minority. But the opinion polls show that is not true. Opinion polls show that the extremists and terrorists represent mainstream opinion in the Islamic world (large minority, and often majority).

The polls show there are millions of Muslim liberals. But it is not enough. That is still a small minority. There need to be hundreds of millions of liberals to make an impact.



  • Poll of Islamic world, Feb 2002
    • The majority (61 percent) of Muslims worldwide believe Arabs did not carry out 9/11. Only 18 percent believe they did.
    • The majority (77 percent) of Muslims worldwide oppose the liberation of Afghanistan.

  • Poll of Egyptians, September 2002
    • The majority (52 percent) of Egyptians support the Sept 11th killings.
    • "How would you describe your feelings when you saw the destruction of New York's twin towers?" (Multiple answers allowed.) "They deserved it: 52%". "Admiration for the culprits: 28%".

  • What the World Thinks in 2002 - survey, December 4, 2002
    • The majority of Lebanese support suicide bombing.
    • The majority of Nigerians who expressed an opinion support suicide bombing.
    • The majority of Bangladeshis who expressed an opinion support suicide bombing.
    • 47 percent of Jordanians who expressed an opinion support suicide bombing.
    • 43 percent of Pakistanis who expressed an opinion support suicide bombing.

  • Pew survey, May 2003, reported in International Herald Tribune, June 3, 2003 (here and here).
    • The majority in Morocco, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority, Kuwait, Lebanon, Indonesia and Pakistan want to end the state of Israel.
    • The majority in Indonesia, Jordan, Morocco, Pakistan and the Palestinian Authority express some support for Osama bin Laden.
    • The majority in Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority said the Iraqis were worse off without the genocidal tyrant Saddam Hussein.
    • The majority in Turkey, Indonesia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco and the Palestinian Authority were disappointed that Iraq did not put up more of a fight.

  • A Year After Iraq War - survey, March 16, 2004
    • The majority in Jordan support suicide bombing of Jews.
    • The majority in Morocco support suicide bombing of Jews.
    • The majority who expressed an opinion in Pakistan support suicide bombing of Jews.
    • The majority in Pakistan and Jordan have a favourable view of Osama bin Laden.
    • The majority who expressed an opinion in Morocco have a favourable view of Osama bin Laden.
    • The majority in Jordan support suicide bombing of the American liberators of Iraq.
    • The majority in Morocco support suicide bombing of the American liberators of Iraq.
    • The majority who expressed an opinion in Pakistan support suicide bombing of the American liberators of Iraq.

  • Apparent decrease in Islamic support for terror, 2005.
    • There are some problems with the survey. The survey only asked about suicide attacks on civilians in general. If it asked about suicide attacks on Jews, or on American civilians, I'm sure the numbers would have been much higher.
    • The majority in Jordan support suicide bombing and other violence against civilians.
    • The majority in Morocco support suicide bombing in Iraq.
    • The majority in Pakistan and Jordan support Osama bin Laden.
    • The responses are confused. How can you support bin Laden or the Iraqi resistance if you don't support attacks on civilians?
    • I guess it's no surprise to discover that people who support the jihad are morons.

  • Survey, July 2006. 40 percent of Indonesian Muslims would use violence against those blaspheming Islam.

  • Poll in Egypt, reported Sept 2006
    • Which country do you most hate? Top answer - USA.
    • In which country would you most like to live? Top answer - USA.

  • Survey of Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan and Indonesia, Apr 2007
    • 91 percent in Egypt support attacks on US troops in Iraq.
    • 91 percent in Egypt support attacks on US troops in Afghanistan.
    • 68 percent in Morocco support attacks on US troops in Iraq.
    • 61 percent in Morocco support attacks on US troops in Afghanistan.
    • 25 percent in Egypt support Al Qaeda attacks. A further 31 percent say they oppose its methods but agree with Al Qaeda's attitudes.
    • 40 percent of Egyptians have "positive" feelings towards Bin Laden.

    • Only 2 percent in Pakistan say Al Qaeda carried out 9/11. 27 percent say the U.S. government did it. 7 percent say Israel did it.
    • 29 percent of Egyptians say Israel carried out 9/11.

    • 79 percent in Pakistan agree "strongly" or "somewhat" that there should be strict sharia in all Muslim countries.
    • 76 percent in Morocco agree "strongly" or "somewhat" that there should be strict sharia in all Muslim countries.
    • 74 percent in Egypt agree "strongly" or "somewhat" that there should be strict sharia in all Muslim countries.
    • There are some positive things in the above survey too. I have just highlighted the most disturbing findings. The Islamic world clearly has a long way to go.

  • Pew Survey of Muslim countries, July 2007. Clear drop in support for Al Qaeda and suicide bombing. The Bin Laden revolution may never happen. The jihadis may be dying for nothing. Muslim societies continue, it is true, to have large numbers of supporters of Islamic terror. But the civilized Muslims may be slowly winning the argument.
    • Back in 2002:
      • 74 percent of Lebanese supported suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 47 percent of Nigerians supported suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 44 percent in Bangladesh supported suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 43 percent of Jordanians supported suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 33 percent of Pakistanis supported suicide bombing of civilians.
    • Now in 2007:
      • 42 percent of Nigerians support suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 34 percent of Lebanese support suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 23 percent of Jordanians support suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 20 percent in Bangladesh support suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 9 percent of Pakistanis support suicide bombing of civilians.
      • 8 percent of Egyptians support suicide bombing of civilians.
    • Back in 2003:
      • 72 percent of Palestinians supported Bin Laden.
      • 59 percent of Indonesians supported Bin Laden.
      • 56 percent of Jordanians supported Bin Laden.
      • 46 percent of Pakistanis supported Bin Laden.
      • 20 percent of Lebanese supported Bin Laden.
    • Now in 2007:
      • 57 percent of Palestinians support Bin Laden.
      • 41 percent of Indonesians support Bin Laden.
      • 38 percent of Pakistanis support Bin Laden.
      • 20 percent of Jordanians support Bin Laden.
      • 1 percent of Lebanese support Bin Laden.

  • Survey of Muslim world, Feb 2009 has all sorts of horrible stats:
    • 76 percent of Pakistanis want strict sharia in every Islamic country.
    • 76 percent of Moroccans want strict sharia in every Islamic country.
    • 90 percent of Palestinians support killing American troops in Iraq. And yet America is giving the Palestinians $1 billion in aid!
    • 83 percent of Egyptians support killing American troops in Iraq. And yet America gives Egypt $2 billion in aid every year!
    • 68 percent of Moroccans support killing American troops in Iraq.
    • 40 percent in Turkey support killing American troops in Iraq. And yet America is pushing for its "ally" Turkey to be let into the EU.
    • 83 percent of Egyptians support killing American troops in Afghanistan.
    • 61 percent of Moroccans support killing American troops in Afghanistan.
    • 78 percent of Palestinians have "positive" or "mixed" feelings towards Bin Laden.
    • 69 percent of Egyptians have "positive" or "mixed" feelings towards Bin Laden.
    • 53 percent of Moroccans have "positive" or "mixed" feelings towards Bin Laden.
    • 51 percent of Pakistanis have "positive" or "mixed" feelings towards Bin Laden.

  • Survey of Muslim world, Sept 2009
    • 68 percent of Palestinian Muslims said suicide bombings of civilians were justifiable.
    • 51 percent of Shiite Lebanese Muslims said suicide bombings of civilians were justifiable.
    • 43 percent of Nigerian Muslims said suicide bombings of civilians were justifiable.
    • 38 percent of all Lebanese Muslims said suicide bombings of civilians were justifiable.
    • 54 percent of Nigerian Muslims expressed confidence in bin Laden to do the right thing.
    • 52 percent of Palestinian Muslims expressed confidence in bin Laden to do the right thing.
    • 28 percent of Jordanian Muslims expressed confidence in bin Laden to do the right thing.

  • Poll, Feb 2010
    • 61 percent of Palestinians support Hezbollah.
    • 51 percent of Jordanians support Hezbollah.
    • Amazingly, only 35 percent in Lebanon support Hezbollah. They have to live under them!
    • 56 percent of Jordanians support Hamas.
    • 52 percent of Egyptians support Hamas.
    • Amazingly, only 37 percent in Gaza support Hamas. They have to live under them!
    • 54 percent of Nigerians support Bin Laden.
    • 51 percent of Palestinians support Bin Laden.
    • 45 percent of Palestinians support Ahmadinejad.
    • 43 percent of Indonesians support Ahmadinejad.

  • Poll of Middle Eastern Muslims, Dec 2010
    • 86 percent of Jordanians support death for anyone who leaves Islam.
    • 84 percent of Egyptians support death for anyone who leaves Islam.
    • 76 percent of Pakistanis support death for anyone who leaves Islam.
    • 82 percent of Egyptians support stoning for adultery.
    • 82 percent of Pakistanis support stoning for adultery.
    • 70 percent of Jordanians support stoning for adultery.
    • 49 percent of Nigerian Muslims approve of Al Qaeda.
    • 34 percent of Jordanians approve of Al Qaeda.

  • Poll, May 2011
    • 51 per cent of Pakistanis feel "grief" at the death of Osama bin Laden.
    • And yet: Poll, Spring 2011, shows only 8 percent of Pakistanis support suicide bombing of civilians.
    • This must be a reaction to the tidal wave of jihadist violence that Pakistan has been suffering in recent years, a real example of "blowback" from the Islamic extremism that Pakistan has supported since its foundation in 1947.




 
  
The appalling opinions of the Islamic world.
Poll of 2012, released Apr 2013.
There is some hope in the Balkans, Turkey, Lebanon and the former Soviet Union.
There is no hope in Palestine, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan or Iraq.
See another graph of the same data, from here.



Slow learners: Poll, July 2014, shows a fall over the years in support for jihad.
As the Islamic world burns under Obama, this poll shows a gradual fall in support for jihadi slaughter across the Islamic world.
It's a bit late now to have regrets. You started this inferno, people. Good luck trying to stop it.



This misleading propaganda went viral after the Sydney jihad attack of Dec 2014.
It implies that Muslims who aren't active jihadists are opposed to them. That is like claiming that all American civilians are opposed to the US military.
In reality, perhaps 300 to 500 million Muslims support violent jihad, depending how the question is posed in surveys.
From Eric Amer.



Graphic from Saif Rahman portrays reality, as opposed to Eric Amer's distortion above.



Sports commentator Curt Schilling got into trouble for this tweet in Aug 2015.
His TV network, ESPN, suspended him.
But can anyone explain what is wrong with it?
He is not comparing Muslims to Nazis. He is comparing Muslims to Germans. (If even that. He is making a general point about extremists.)



Raheel Raza, a Pakistani Muslim anti-extremism activist, argues against those naive westerners (like Barack Obama and Ben Affleck) who think only 1% of Muslims support extremism and terror. She says (as I do) that there is no hope of progress unless we confront the actual facts.
Her analysis of the opinion polls is near the end of the video. She shows that, depending on definition, hundreds of millions of Muslims in the world are extremists. Not all of them. Not 1.5 billion. But not a tiny minority either.



American Muslim Daniel Haqiqatjou attempts a reply to the above graph.



Supporters of Osama Bin Laden, Bangladesh, Oct 2001, shortly after 9/11.
They are protesting about the imminent invasion of Afghanistan.
What is hilarious about these posters is that Bert, the Sesame Street muppet, appears on them. See explanation.




Opinion Polls of the Palestinians






Palestinians celebrate the 9/11 killings.
It is not unfair to show this, since this is not just a handful of people.
A large percentage of Palestinians celebrated the 9/11 killings.



Palestinians celebrate 9/11.
Arafat and Bin Laden are on the same side.



Hamas head mourns the death of Osama Bin Laden in 2011.
"We most certainly condemn the murder of this Arab and Muslim Holy Warrior."




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