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Islam is a peaceful religion?

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posted on Feb, 7 2006 @ 11:45 PM
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I'm sure islam is a peaceful religion in concept, but I'm not so sure it is peaceful when mixed with humans. I bring this doubt because of dislike. Most muslims want peace, right? It's just the extremists right? Let's take a poll...





You'll notice that all countries that have a majority of muslims come out with the statistic of finding other leading religions unfavorable, while western nations still aprove of islam.




Granted this chart is declining, but nearly 50% in some countries support suicide attacks in the United States. Just a minority??




Hail Osama! Our new leader?


These statistics came from pewglobal.org... Check it out for more info.




posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 03:25 AM
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hmmm

It should also be noted that according to this statistic China hates us all equally






Just because someone has an "unfavourable" view of somebody, doesn't mean they are all going to resort to violence towards that person/group. Think of just how many people have unfavourable views of Bush, republicans, Hollywood, Starbucks, Britney Spears...



I don't trust statistics much anyway. Ask 1000 people and draw a conclusion on an entire country based on those answers... I mean, if you ask poor people what they think about goverment, they are going to say they don't like it much. If you ask the rich they will praise it. It all depends who you ask, HOW you ask and how you phrase the question.



posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by paperclip
hmmm

It should also be noted that according to this statistic China hates us all equally






HAH! Good call. While holding an unfavourable view of someone does not support my case very well, the other statistics do. When nearly a majority of an entire country support Laden or suicide attacks it implies that it isn't a small minority of muslims are causing all of the grief around the world. We are fed 'but Islam is a peaceful religion' by our leaders, and their religious leaders; however, that appears to be rhetoric.

We could always trust their word, or we could note their actions/thoughts and take precautions. I know a lot of people distrust polls, but the pew organization, much like the gallup uses strict mathematical methods to come up with very reliable results.

Your concerns are covered with (1) Random sampling, (2) Noted deviations, and (3) Simple, straight forward questions asked in the same manner.



 
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