So, yeah, I thought it first.
It certainly is.It's certainly Tiny compared to the population of Muslims in just the countries you mention/Concede above.
My personal experience is anecdotal, sure.Your post is what we call the 'anecdote fallacy', be it witting or unwitting.
But I just used my anecdotal experience to introduce a fact, not as the sole substantiation of that fact.
According to Pew (et al, of course) there were about 2 million Muslims living in the U.S. in 2007.
How many female stonings were there in 2007 attributed to Muslims?
How many "honor killings"?
How much "destructive, nihilistic cult of death" type behavior of any sort can be attributed to Muslims in America during 2007?
How about in the West more generally?
The answer, if you're honest about it, is not a whole heck of a lot.
Sharia law is not the handbook on how to run a "destructive, nihilistic cult of death". It's just a code of law based on religious beliefs. You'd think that it was somehow altogether different than our own laws being based, loosely, on Christian religious tradition. There are plenty of nations that incorporate Sharia into their judicial systems (in whole or in part) and are generally considered perfectly nice, modern, friendly countries. Sharia law might kinda cramp your style a little bit if you're of a more "progressive" mindset, as almost all of us in the West are these days, but it really isn't a great deal different than how things were in puritanical America 100 years ago. Certain behavior is "illegal" because it is seen as "immoral" (homosexuality, abortion, sex out of wedlock, etc...) but it isn't like people in Singapore or Qatar are being beheaded over these things (no more than homosexuals in America, circa 1940, were regularly being beheaded by the state as a result of being caught breaking "sodomy" laws).Because Muslims worldwide, Favor (with mostly Large majorities down to Significant minorities), things like Sharia law, specifically including it's most Barbaric punishments. (Pew et al)
I'm aware. A peaceful and secular Western country. Interesting, but largely irrelevant. Unless we talk about her lies, and the citizenship controversy, and how her unethical and inexcusable behavior brought down the PM's Cabinet. But yeah, otherwise irrelevant.Ayaan has also lived in Europe, being a former Dutch parliament member.
Right, which, overall, in my opinion, is grandstanding nonsense.Her opinions Not limited to just Islam's treatment of women, but it's overall character.
It's the same "boogeyman" argument that the Bush and Obama administrations made, and are making, regarding the terror that is Islam.
It got Ali asylum (illegally), a (mostly) free western education, and a position in government that she had no legal right to hold.
It got us Americans the DHS, the NSA being turned inward, extrajudicial killings of American citizens, and on, and on, and on...
If you know how to capitalize on the "Islam is evil" trend that preys on the fears, ignorance, and gullibility of people it can certainly be lucrative.