"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Chapter 3. Views of Religious Groups | Pew Global Attitudes ProjectIn the predominantly Muslim nations surveyed, views of Jews are largely unfavorable. Nearly all in Jordan (97%), the Palestinian territories (97%) and Egypt (95%) hold an unfavorable view. Similarly, 98% of Lebanese express an unfavorable opinion of Jews, including 98% among both Sunni and Shia Muslims, as well as 97% of Lebanese Christians. By contrast, only 35% of Israeli Arabs express a negative opinion of Jews, while 56% voice a favorable opinion.
Negative views of Jews are also widespread in the predominantly Muslim countries surveyed in Asia: More than seven-in-ten in Pakistan (78%) and Indonesia (74%) express unfavorable opinions. A majority in Turkey (73%) also hold a critical view....
...Negative views of Christians are common in Pakistan, where 61% hold an unfavorable opinion. Indonesians are divided: many (43%) express an unfavorable opinion of Christians, while just as many (45%) voice the opposite favorable view. Overall, only one-in-five (21%) in Nigeria express a negative view of Christians. However, nearly four-in-ten (39%) Nigerian Muslims hold this opinion.
and the figures showing support for violence are rather highMuslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah | Pew Global Attitudes ProjectWhen asked about the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion, at least three-quarters of Muslims in Jordan (86%), Egypt (84%) and Pakistan (76%) say they would favor making it the law; in Nigeria, 51% of Muslims favor and 46% oppose it. In contrast, Muslims in Lebanon, Turkey and Indonesia largely reject the notion that harsh punishments should be the law in their countries. About three-quarters of Turkish and Lebanese Muslims oppose the stoning of people who commit adultery (77% and 76%, respectively), as does a narrower majority (55%) of Muslims in Indonesia.
Also, if your friends are immigrants, then that isn't exactly the best indicator to judge the general population by
Edit: and oh yes, i think public executions are bad.
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as pointed out in an earlier thread, why people choose who they do, in elections, tend to be a complicated process (as in, maybe they vote on economic concerns, despite their religious views). Also, while Bangladesh is some creeping issues, I believe it's considered one of the more islamic states (the same can't be said for Pakistan)Presumably if honor killings had majority support this would be reflected electorally. Why do you think so few people in Pakistan and Bangladesh vote for Jamat?