Wednesday, March 22, 2006

80,000 U.K. Muslims Support 7/7/05 London Terror

...And 320,000 UK Muslims sympathize and believe suicide attacks against the UK military can be justified. What the Quran and other central Muslim documents tell us about Islam is in a way less important than what Muslims believe Islam is. Yesterday, Daniel Pipes wrote in the New York Sun:

Islamism [radical Islam] is a deeply grounded and widely popular version of Islam, as shown by election results from Afghanistan to Algeria. Reliable opinion polls are lacking from majority-Muslim countries but repeated surveys in Britain give some idea of the harrowingly extremist attitudes of its Muslim population: 5 % of them [80,000 people] support the July 7, 2005, terrorist attacks in London and say more such attacks are justified; 20% [320,000 people] have sympathy with the feelings and motives of the July 7 attackers and believe that suicide attacks against the military in Britain can be justified. These results are probably typical of Muslim populations globally, as recent polls of Indonesians and Palestinian Arabs confirms.

According to the 2001 UK census, 5% of Muslims amounts to 80,000 people, and 20% = 320,000 people.

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