August 30, 2011

THE GREAT VALUE OF AN OBAMA PRESIDENCY...:

New Pew Research Center Survey Finds Moderate Attitudes Among Muslim Americans (Pew Research, August 30, 2011)

[A]s found in the Pew Research Center's 2007 survey, Muslims in the United States continue to reject extremism by much larger margins than most other Muslim publics around the world, and many express concern about the possible rise of Islamic extremism. Very few Muslim Americans - just 1% - say that suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilian targets are often justified to defend Islam from its enemies; an additional 7% say suicide bombings are sometimes justified in these circumstances. Fully 81% say that suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilians are never justified. Comparably small percentages of Muslim Americans express favorable views of al Qaeda, and the current poll finds more holding very unfavorable views of al Qaeda now than in 2007. [...]

Since 2007, Muslim American views of U.S. efforts to combat terrorism have improved. Currently, opinion is divided - 43% say U.S. efforts are a sincere attempt to reduce terrorism while 41% do not. Four years ago, during the Bush administration, more than twice as many viewed U.S. anti-terrorism efforts as insincere rather than sincere (55% to 26%).


...was always that it might reconcile opponents of W to the continuation of his policies unchanged.


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