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Poll: U.S. Muslims more moderate than Muslims worldwide
washington post ^ | 4/30/2013 | Omar Sacirbey

Posted on 05/01/2013 4:07:33 AM PDT by tobyhill

Muslims in America are much less inclined to support suicide bombing than other Muslims abroad, and are more likely to believe that people of other faiths can attain eternal life in heaven, according to a new report released Tuesday (April 30) by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

“The World’s Muslims” report looks at Muslim views across seven categories: Islamic law; religion and politics; morality; women; relations among Muslims; interfaith relations; and religion, science, and pop culture. There is also a special section on U.S. Muslims.

Of the countries surveyed, only a majority of Muslims in America — 56 percent — believe people of other faiths can go to heaven; by contrast, that figure among U.S. Christians is about 64 percent. U.S. Muslims are also less likely than Muslims abroad to believe in evolution, sharing views that are closer to those of U.S. Christians.

On suicide bombing, 81 percent of U.S. Muslims said it was never justified, 7 percent said it was justified to “defend Islam,” and 1 percent said it was “sometimes justified.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
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1 posted on 05/01/2013 4:07:33 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

BS..


2 posted on 05/01/2013 4:08:32 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: tobyhill
Will you believe the MSM or your doomed dhimmi eyes.

"Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana



3 posted on 05/01/2013 4:09:57 AM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: tobyhill

(Media trying to bamboozle us again)


4 posted on 05/01/2013 4:12:11 AM PDT by Misterioso (The proverbial elephant in the room is kneeling on a prayer rug. -- Don Feder)
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To: tobyhill

Nice article Omar, they will probably cut your throat last.


5 posted on 05/01/2013 4:12:26 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: tobyhill

WE KNOW THE TRUTH AND NO LONGER ACCEPT THE LIE!

LLS


6 posted on 05/01/2013 4:13:19 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: tobyhill

If they follow islam then they are a danger to civilization. islam is an evil death cult. They either follow the that or they are not really muslims.


7 posted on 05/01/2013 4:17:46 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: tobyhill
Yeah, we get the modern hipster cool moderate Muslims.


8 posted on 05/01/2013 4:18:01 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tobyhill

What a load of baloney.I have first-hand experience with an American Muslim with an American nick name. This is an American citizen, a retiree from major American corporation, a home owner in an upper middle class neighborhood; in fact, the neighborhood watch captain! I happened to have a discussion with him during which 9/11 came up. I was not surprised when he launched into a defense of the attack; that is, if it was committed by Muslims, which he doubted. He further posited that Bush and/or the Jews may have been behind it. He also insisted that 9/11 occurred only after Bush invaded Afghanistan and Iraq and was thus justified.I could not dissuade him from this ignorant nonsense and brought out exchange to a quick close after that.He had become very agitated and it was obvious that his lies had never been contradicted before.


9 posted on 05/01/2013 4:20:49 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: tobyhill

5 million muslims in US (est). 7% equals 350,000 people who are okay with suicide bombing.


10 posted on 05/01/2013 4:21:34 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: tobyhill

Thats because they have such a small percentage of the population.


11 posted on 05/01/2013 4:22:08 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: tobyhill

The cited report and survey is not available at the link.

How convenient.


12 posted on 05/01/2013 4:23:09 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: tobyhill

Oh. A Lying Omar.

These things are like spiders.


13 posted on 05/01/2013 4:23:40 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: LibLieSlayer

“WE KNOW THE TRUTH AND NO LONGER ACCEPT THE LIE!”
_________________________________________________

Something akin to the Manchurian Candidate comes to mind, but Obozo is much worse.


14 posted on 05/01/2013 4:23:48 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: tobyhill

It’s called taquayeh (I know I misspelled it), the moslim doctrine of lying to gain advantage over ones enemies.

All moslems are terrorists and no moslem can ever be trusted. Their religion COMMANDS them to lie and it COMMANDS them to commit terrorism (attacks on innocents)


15 posted on 05/01/2013 4:24:13 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: tobyhill

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhamed_Sacirbey

Muhamed Sacirbey
Born (1956-07-20) 20 July 1956 (age 56)
Sarajevo, SR Bosnia, SFR Yugoslavia (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Nationality Bosniak
Alma mater Tulane University
Columbia University
Occupation Attorney, Investment Banker, Diplomat
Religion Sunni Islam

Sacirbey has a younger brother Omar, who is a journalist in Boston.[2] In the 1990s their mother Aziza had a street named after her in Sarajevo.


16 posted on 05/01/2013 4:25:04 AM PDT by Fred Nerks (Come Visit Tasmania!)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends



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17 posted on 05/01/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: tobyhill
There's no such group as moderate muslims. There are "muslims in waiting" while the terrorists clear out new territory. Then the rest wash the women and childrens blood into the street and move into the new area. Look at the history of islam.? Where were the "moderates" while 250 MILLION innocents died

Why Should We Fear Islam? Dr. Bill Warner

18 posted on 05/01/2013 4:31:28 AM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: tobyhill

I have a very paranoid question for you all.

Is it possible that when the US was supplied with African slaves by muslim slave traders, that this was a forward-looking plan for a sneak invasion of coming muslim militants?

We may have underestimated the malignancy and time horizon of islam quite a bit.


19 posted on 05/01/2013 4:31:49 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: tobyhill
Liberals will protect Muslims, no matter what the cost, because its all part of their “diversity is our strength” crap that is designed to destroy America.
20 posted on 05/01/2013 4:32:49 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: tobyhill

When I hear one “American” Muz criticize the acts of Muzzie terrorists; when I hear a single Imam speak out, I might buy into this BS...


21 posted on 05/01/2013 4:37:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: tobyhill

In investing there’s a volatility number called beta. If the stock’s beta is 1.2 it means that if the market moves x then your stock will move 20% more than that. For Muslims, their beta is 2. That means as long as the surrounding culture is violence free, nothing happens. But if there’s a riot, your Muslim is going hog wild shooting and killing.

Staunch Christians have a beta of .5 or less. If there’s violence around them, they don’t participate unless they have to.

Which would you like to have living next door?


22 posted on 05/01/2013 4:37:25 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: onyx

It’s a pew poll, and of course it doesn’t say exactly what the “Religion News Service” says. You can dig down from here:

http://www.religionnews.com/2013/04/30/poll-u-s-muslims-more-moderate-than-muslims-worldwide/

I’m a bit curious about this “news service”. Another muslim front?


23 posted on 05/01/2013 4:49:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: tobyhill

Just kind tolerant peace-loving people.
Problem is most Americans have their head up their a$$ and actually believe it.


24 posted on 05/01/2013 4:51:33 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: Hardraade

I tried following those links and couldn’t find the poll or the 157 pages. I think it’s bunk.


25 posted on 05/01/2013 4:53:47 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: tobyhill

One thing learned on 9-11-2001. No muslim can be trusted.......EVER!!!!!!


26 posted on 05/01/2013 4:54:04 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: tobyhill

If a person does NOT at least once a day protest, make a comment either online or in the real world or better yet perform some obvious gesture aimed at some degree to Moslems that they had better think again, go find the best air fare out of America or how to convert absolutely to being a christian.
Though of the latter I would still have some reservations.

Leave America Moslems, you cannot overcome us no matter how many of you arrive.


27 posted on 05/01/2013 4:56:29 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: Travis McGee

That’s perfect!


28 posted on 05/01/2013 4:57:01 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Mercat

Actually, they’re about 2.7 million. If the article said five million, then it is false in that regard.


29 posted on 05/01/2013 4:57:51 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: All

30 posted on 05/01/2013 4:57:59 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: tobyhill

Muslim “tolerance” is directly proportional to their ability to be intolerant, i.e. their percentage of the population.

Think of it as a large bar with 100 people in it. If one of those people is a gang member, they aren’t likely to start anything. However, if 10 or more of them are gang members, then the trouble starts.


31 posted on 05/01/2013 4:58:58 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Exactly right!!!!!....... There were two camps in the muslim world after 9-11, (1) Deafening silence and no outrage, (2) Celebrations in the street.

We forget this at our peril.

32 posted on 05/01/2013 4:59:32 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: onyx

It is. It’s been presented in all kinds of disquises all over.

The convenient thing about Pew is that their stuff typically runs to several hundred pages of non-readability, so you can use it for whatever you want. It’s like the Obamacare-bill.


33 posted on 05/01/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: tobyhill

Where were/are the mass marches condemning Islamic Terrorism. Where are the dozens and dozens of arrests for plotting terrorism from information supplied by these so-called moderates about others in their Madrassas and Mosques?

Where is it? It ain’t there because there is no such thing as a ‘moderate’ Muslim. They are all borne of hatred and oppression given to them by their Quran manual for terror.

They virtually have to be cornered and tortured to express any sentiment of disagreement with their murdering brothers.


34 posted on 05/01/2013 5:04:59 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Stepan12

Even at 2.7 million people, 8% = 216,000 muslims in the U.S. who support suicide bombing. If only 1% of those who support suicide bombing are willing to step on the vest, that is 2,160 potential suicide bombers. Spread them around to 50 American cities and let them loose and we’ll see just how “small” of a problem this is.


35 posted on 05/01/2013 5:05:36 AM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Hardraade

LOL.
Right.


36 posted on 05/01/2013 5:05:55 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: luvbach1

If it was me, I’d have dropped a dime on him to the IRS saying it looked like he was living beyond his means - maybe cheating on his taxes.

The only way I know to get someone - the IRS only cares about the money, wherever they can get it.


37 posted on 05/01/2013 5:07:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Stepan12

Whatever. 100K plus people are okay with suicide bombing.


38 posted on 05/01/2013 5:10:06 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: Gaffer
If it was me, I’d have dropped a dime on him to the IRS...

Good idea. I'll have to get his name and maybe address.

39 posted on 05/01/2013 5:11:31 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: tobyhill

I work with a lot of Muslims and many of them came here to escape all that nuttery.


40 posted on 05/01/2013 5:14:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

Quite likely.

But your problem is that you never know when one will flip.

Go google “I have killed my Jew”.


41 posted on 05/01/2013 5:18:07 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Hardraade

Any and all Moslems remind me of the people in the classic movie “Telefon” where they become dormant sleeper agents.

One phone call, a keyword trigger, and they explode, literally.


42 posted on 05/01/2013 5:20:28 AM PDT by Spartan302 (Spartans never quit, they come back later with more warriors.)
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To: AppyPappy
Recently a Muslim co-worker suckered me into a conversation about the Boston bombers. When I read from an article that used the words "radical Islam" she went off on me saying how she is disgusted by the vilification of Islam.

Then she tried to tell me that the Koran makes no mention of killing non-Muslims.

At that point I just complimented her obvious intelligence and slowly... backed... away.

BTW, Surah 9:5, b*tch.

43 posted on 05/01/2013 5:20:49 AM PDT by LoveUSA (God employs Man's strength; Satan exploits Man's weakness.)
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To: onyx

And as I thought, that news ervice is another liberal/muslim outreach. You should see their advisory board.

This is Omar:

Omar Sacirbey is a Boston-based correspondent for Religion News Service and other publications. In 2008, he was a finalist for the Religion Newswriters Association Templeton Reporter of the Year award, and in 2007, he placed third in the American Academy of Religion news writing contest. In 2005, he was an Alicia Patterson Foundation Journalism Fellow, focusing on Muslims in North America. Before journalism, he was an advisor with the Bosnian Foreign Ministry, serving at the United Nations in New York, and in Sarajevo and The Hague. He holds masters degrees from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and the Columbia University School of Journalism. He also writes about business, foreign affairs, politics, and food.


44 posted on 05/01/2013 5:21:23 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Mercat

I believe the percentage is greater than that anyway. This is a truly evil population that has homicide bombers; etc., appearing with the frequency of pinballs coming out of those old pinball machines. There must be a reservoir of support for the Boston Marathon bombing for such type actions to occur again and again.


45 posted on 05/01/2013 5:21:38 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: tobyhill

Some might be more moderate, and many who claim to be more moderate are lying. They are constantly aware of the importance of the public’s perception of Islam, and many will lie to convey a more comfortable Islam to the American public.


46 posted on 05/01/2013 5:34:24 AM PDT by Will88
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To: LoveUSA

Muslims come from an Islamic culture. In that culture, you can be killed for being the wrong kind of Muslim. They carry some of that here. Their fear of the vilification of Islam is tied to the idea that Christians here might rise up and kill them. They actually think it can happen.

We have two Mosques in town because the two factions could not get along. They built an Islamic school right off I-81 and it closed during the split. It’s a very divisive and violent religion.

After 9/11, 5 Muslim kids disappeared from my daughter’s school. The families just pulled out and went back home. They thought they were in danger from a violent backlash because that’s the way it works in the Islamic culture.


47 posted on 05/01/2013 5:34:35 AM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: AppyPappy

Well you got to remember that the Muslims here in the USA can let’s just say “lock and load”.


48 posted on 05/01/2013 5:46:57 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: tobyhill
On suicide bombing, 81 percent of U.S. Muslims said it was never justified, 7 percent said it was justified to “defend Islam,” and 1 percent said it was “sometimes justified.”

I find that reassuring, if it is true. With three million Muslims in the country legally (no reliable data on the number of illegals), that means we only have about 570,000 who are unwilling to say that suicide bombings are never justified. What could go wrong?


49 posted on 05/01/2013 5:47:45 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: tobyhill

It’s difficult to assert that islamists should be killed outright since the _resident is one himself, thus he should only be arrested, tried and then shot.


50 posted on 05/01/2013 5:49:43 AM PDT by onedoug
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