Wednesday, August 31, 2011

20% of American-Muslims know about jihad plots, says new poll

Contrasting another recent poll where American-Muslims claim they are happy living in the US and like their communities, this one shows the dark side of Islam in America.  If one in five Muslims are privy to jihadist inculcation and Islamist propaganda, obviously coming from their local mosque, and they say nothing to law enforcment, what are we to think about who their loyalties are geared towards?  The satisfaction Muslims say they experience as Americans is belied by their lack of cooperation and openess to inquiry when confronted with jihadist and Islamists in their midst.  

From The Telegraph Sept 1by Jon Swain

One in five US Muslims knows of extremist support in community

One in five American Muslims knows of support for extremism in their community, new research has found, despite Muslims being far happier about the state of the US than other groups.
As the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, 21 per cent of respondents told a study they had detected "a great deal" or "a fair deal" of support for extremism in their areas.
While the vast majority said that suicide bombings and other forms of violence against civilians to protect Islam were never justified, 19 per cent of respondents did not agree with this statement.
Peter King, a Republican congressman for New York, said the findings "reinforce the need" for him to continue holding controversial hearings on the radicalisation of American Muslims.
"There is a small percentage of American Muslims who are sympathetic to al-Qaeda. al-Qaeda is trying to recruit them. They are the ones we should be looking for," said Mr King.
The study, by the Pew Research Centre, found 56 per cent of Muslims were "satisfied with the current direction of the country", compared to just 23 per cent of the population at large. 

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