Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Anti-American feelings soar as Muslim society is radicalized by War on Terror

Ruth Gledhill:

The War on Terror has radicalised Muslims around the world to unprecedented levels of anti-American feeling, according to the largest survey of Muslims ever to be conducted.

Seven per cent believe that the events of 9/11 were “completely justified”. In Saudi Arabia, 79 per cent had an “unfavourable view” of the US.

Gallup’s Centre for Muslim Studies in New York carried out surveys of 10,000 Muslims in ten predominantly Muslim countries. One finding was that the wealthier and better-educated the Muslim was, the more likely he was to be radicalised.

The surveys were carried out in 2005 and 2006. Along with an earlier Gallup survey in nine other countries in 2001, they represent the views of more than 90 per cent of the world’s Muslims. A further 1,500 Muslims in London, Paris and Berlin are involved in a separate poll to be published in April.

The findings come in a climate of growing mistrust between Islam and the West. Another recent survey in the US found that 39 per cent of Americans felt some prejudice towards Muslims.

Going Nowhere Fast


At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Muslims have always been radicalized. Or instead of saying radicalized, let's just say "being muslim." Blaming the War on Terror for anti-US feeling among islamics is a waste and wrong. They blew up Khobar Towers, the USS Cole, the Marine barracks in Beirut, and more. They have always hated us because that is what the Koran tells them to do because we are infidels. When finally this country decides to waste some of these fucks (admittedly not enough), muslims decide they hate America "even more." What a bunch of bullshit. As if there was no terror before

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Wally said...

If Muslims hate the United States so much, they should stay out of it.


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