Skip to comments.Poll: Many Americans Uncomfortable With Muslims
Posted on 09/06/2011 7:22:25 PM PDT by Morgana
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Ten years after 9/11, Americans are wrestling with their opinions of Muslims, a new survey found, and where Americans get their TV news is playing a role in those opinions.
Nearly half of Americans would be uncomfortable with a woman wearing a burqa, a mosque being built in their neighborhood or Muslim men praying at an airport. Forty-one percent would be uncomfortable if a teacher at the elementary school in their community were Muslim.
Forty-seven percent of survey respondents said the values of Islam are at odds with American values.
The Public Religion Research Institute and the Brookings Institution conducted the survey and issued a report, "What it Means to be American: Attitudes in an Increasingly Diverse America 10 Years after 9/11."
"Americans are wrestling with fear, but on the other hand they're also wrestling with acceptance," said Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute.
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Are chickens comfortable with Colonel Sanders? LOL
Back in the 1990’s, before Muslims became the darlings of the Left Wing Media and an official protected class, Time or News week did a series of stories on the atrocities Muslim radicals were committing in Algeria.
Nasty stuff like butchering villages of non Muslims with machetes and dumping their bodies down wells and other acts of horrific terror.
Kind of like the stuff they have been and currently are doing in Sudan. What is the death toll in Sudan these days anyway? Last I heard it was 2 million plus butchered.
No news lately because the Media seems to have lost all interest in Islamic terror in Sudan.
I guess I am intolerant to distrust someone who wants to take over my country and kill me. I’ll just have to wear the label as a badge of honor.
Yeah, when is Obama going to be asked by a reporter how he FEEELS about Al-Qaeda taking over Lybia? You know, because Quaddaffi was so horrible. He handed that country over to the same people who incinerated 3000 Americans 10 years ago.
“Many”?,.......How about ALL?
Muslims, Islamofascists are our sworn enemies. They want us all dead. They’re all insane, cruel, mean, nasty backwards and barbaric. What’s not to understand?
Surprise, surprise, surprise.
Cut off welfare and public housing, and I swear 90%+ will go back to their mid-east hell holes within a year.
My comfort level varies, depending on where they are and what condition they’re in.
Islam is 180 degrees opposite from true Christianity and that’s scary.
No, really, they do.
I had a roomie in college who was Muslim. The guy hardly ever bathed. At all. And our resident assist was Saudi Muslim. He didn’t smell that great either. I dont know what it is about Muzzies but cannot fathom why they don’t like to take showers like the rest of us.
Sphinx level mystery to me why they fear pigs as well.
ONLY Forty-seven percent?????
Americans should be more than just “uncomfortable” with muslims — how would they feel if they were told that they had pancreatic cancer?
Because that is what they might as well be suffering from.
It is really amazing how many people apparently don’t think there is any contradiction between our Constitution history and the Koran. To paraphrase words of a musical show-There is trouble brewing in all the cities.
The other 53 percent must have a rectal cranial inversion caused by being members of the RAT Party.
Moslems are uncomfortable with Americans.
I have regarded their religion/culture/mores with distaste since I first laid eyes on them in the early ‘70’s. I have considered them the enemy since the Persians held the embassy hostage. 9/11 was a chapter in the Terror Wars but by no means was it the genesis of my revulsion toward an implacable and irrational enemy. Even so, there is one kind of muslim with whom I am comfortable...
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