View Poll Results: How do average Muslims view Islamic terrorists?

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  • Most average Muslims abhor Islamic terrorists just as much as Christians, Jews, or anyone else.

    9 40.91%
  • Most average Muslims disapprove of Islamic terrorists in general, but agree with them somewhat.

    3 13.64%
  • Most average Muslims secretly support most Islamic terrorists goals.

    5 22.73%
  • Most average Muslims fully support Islamic terrorists and are secretly delighted when they succeed

    5 22.73%
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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    thats not the point by asking the question you are creating the link. The question does not need to be asked because the answer is so bloody obvious.
    Yes, it does. I have numerous friends in Indonesia who are Muslim and who look down on terrorists just as much as any American. However, I hear all the time from Americans equating Muslims in general with terrorists, and it makes me mad. I have an uncle who over Christmas was talking about patriotism and how it was supposedly patriotic to (and I quote) "shoot Muslims." That's the reason for the poll. Plenty of Americans seem to think Muslims are our enemy when the truth is we have a common enemy in the terrorists.

    You should admit you saw a title you didn't like, prejudged it, and didn't bother to wait for the poll to be completed. You should at least wait for a poll to be finished before commenting.

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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Most average Muslims, like most average people, disprove of violence.

    Poll: Muslims, atheists most likely to reject violence | The Raw Story

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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    I find that precious few have an accurate notion of what Muslims believe. This is true for those who routinely bash them, but as much, or even more true for those who offer little but knee jerk defense, for even as Muslim belief is not monolithic nor universally supportive of terrorism, there is still much that is troublesome. Take, for instance, the majority that refuses to believe that Arabs carried out 911 or the extreme degree to which Muslims despise and persecute Jews. Antisemitic attitudes run over 99% in some Muslim countries.

    I would think people of all political stripes would be well advised to investigate the various Pew reports when it comes to Muslim attitudes. There is so much ignorant b.s. being thrown around by people who haven't the foggiest idea what they are talking about, and base their opinions on little more than their imagination that it is difficult to even know where to begin.

    This would be a good place to start. The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other | Pew Global Attitudes Project
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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Wouldn't know, I've never met a terrorist.
    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    I would hope # 1, but I don't know any muslims, nor terrorists.
    Most people don't know a Terrorist, until it is to late.

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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I find that precious few have an accurate notion of what Muslims believe. This is true for those who routinely bash them, but as much, or even more true for those who offer little but knee jerk defense, for even as Muslim belief is not monolithic nor universally supportive of terrorism, there is still much that is troublesome. Take, for instance, the majority that refuses to believe that Arabs carried out 911 or the extreme degree to which Muslims despise and persecute Jews. Antisemitic attitudes run over 99% in some Muslim countries.

    I would think people of all political stripes would be well advised to investigate the various Pew reports when it comes to Muslim attitudes. There is so much ignorant b.s. being thrown around by people who haven't the foggiest idea what they are talking about, and base their opinions on little more than their imagination that it is difficult to even know where to begin.

    This would be a good place to start. The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other | Pew Global Attitudes Project
    From your link,

    The table suggests Muslim opinion on 'the struggle between Modernizers and Islamic fundamentalists' that very few Muslims, in percentage terms (highest 13% lowest 6%), identify with the fundamentalists, a good indicator.

    III. Islam, Modernity and Terrorism | Pew Global Attitudes Project

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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Who the hell voted for the last two options?
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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Yes, it does. I have numerous friends in Indonesia who are Muslim and who look down on terrorists just as much as any American. However, I hear all the time from Americans equating Muslims in general with terrorists, and it makes me mad. I have an uncle who over Christmas was talking about patriotism and how it was supposedly patriotic to (and I quote) "shoot Muslims." That's the reason for the poll. Plenty of Americans seem to think Muslims are our enemy when the truth is we have a common enemy in the terrorists.

    You should admit you saw a title you didn't like, prejudged it, and didn't bother to wait for the poll to be completed. You should at least wait for a poll to be finished before commenting.

    I just don't see the point in the poll! Most educated sane people know that most muslims look down on terrorism and when you put a poll up leaving this open to discussion and setting up people to come in and attack Muslims. It would be like me putting a poll up saying "what do normal preists think about their fellow preists touching up the altar boys"? The questions has an obvious answer and does not need to be asked.

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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Edit....
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    I realized I worded my title ambiguously. Is there a way to change my title to "How do average Muslims view Islamic terrorists?"
    Seeing how the majority of victims of Islamic terrorists are Muslims I would have to pick the first option in the poll.But I am jut making a guess.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Yes, it does. I have numerous friends in Indonesia who are Muslim and who look down on terrorists just as much as any American. However, I hear all the time from Americans equating Muslims in general with terrorists, and it makes me mad. I have an uncle who over Christmas was talking about patriotism and how it was supposedly patriotic to (and I quote) "shoot Muslims." That's the reason for the poll. Plenty of Americans seem to think Muslims are our enemy when the truth is we have a common enemy in the terrorists.

    You should admit you saw a title you didn't like, prejudged it, and didn't bother to wait for the poll to be completed. You should at least wait for a poll to be finished before commenting.

    and yeh I pre judged your thread title because it read " how do "normal" muslims compare to terrorists"? Lol anyone is going to pre-judge that title because its horrible

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    Re: Islamic terrorists versus average Muslims -- how do they compare?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadLib View Post
    Who the hell voted for the last two options?
    The last one is how my uncle would have voted, hence the reason for this poll. I found a video by Queen Rania of Jordan that's very good.


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