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Counterintuitive Discoveries in Who Speaks for Islam?
Who speaks for the West?
Muslims around the world do not see the West as monolithic. They criticize or celebrate countries based on their politics, not based on their culture or religion.
When asked to describe their dreams for the future, Muslims don't mention fighting in a jihad, but rather getting a better job.
Muslims and Americans are equally likely to reject attacks on civilians as morally unjustified.
Those who condone acts of terrorism are a minority and are no more likely to be religious than the rest of the population.
Admiration of the West
What Muslims around the world say they most admire about the West is its technology and its democracy -- the same two top responses given by Americans when asked the same question.
Critique of the West
What Muslims around the world say they least admire about the West is its perceived moral decay and breakdown of traditional values -- the same responses given by Americans when posed the same question.
Muslim women want equal rights and religion in their societies.
Originally posted by felonius....Note that he mentions democracy. He was about information mining imho. We are NOT a democracy and were NEVER intended to be one.
for the THOUSANDTH TIME...
WE ARE A REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC. We are not mob rule.