posted on Dec, 18 2013 @ 01:15 AM
reply to post by yamammasamonkey
reply to post by gladtobehere
Obviously the silent is the majority. This 5,000 represents about 1% of the "scholars". Sounds like a large amount until you put it in perspective.
It's like saying 5,000 people in our city want separate bathrooms for blacks. But, our city has 500,000 people in it.
You have miss understood the stats of protest. Most people don't show these types of opinions in gestures.
For example, the biggest protest in the UK was against the war in Iraq, it attracted higher estimates of 1,000000 people and lower estimates of
650,000. So we could say that from that roughly 1% of the country was against involvement in the Iraq war.
However the real figures were more around the 50% mark.
How many times have you heard people say something like 'I'm not buying from Coca-Cola since I heard they supported the Nazis during the war' and then
continue buying from that company.
People just generally don't go through with their feelings.
The numbers of scholars that are supportive of Palestine or supportive of Israel is unknown, so let's us just stick to the fact that 5,000 of them are
definitely supporters of a free Palestine and not speculate about the rest.
Just because the others haven't joined them, doesn't mean they support the opposite or don't support the 5,000.
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