Our naive president thought he could sweet-talk Muslims and mistreat their chief foe, Israel, and they would respond with kindness and warmth toward us, and the jihad activity would come to a halt. Well, sorry, but it doesn't work that way.
How's that kiss-up tour in the Arab world worked out for you so far, Mr. President?
Read from Gateway Pundit:
Hope & Change… More Muslims Defend Suicide Bombing Today Than in 2008
"Boy, that Cairo speech did wonders, didn’t it?
More Muslims in Lebanon, Nigeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Pakistan and Turkey defend suicide bombing today than they did in 2008.
Hows that hopey-changey stuff treating you?
More Muslims support suicide bombing today than they did two years ago.
The Pew Research Center reported:
'The Muslim publics surveyed generally reject the notion that suicide bombing against civilians can be justified in order to defend Islam from its enemies, but there is considerable support for this kind of violence in some countries. Muslims in Lebanon and Nigeria are the most likely to say suicide bombings can often or sometimes be justified; nearly four-in-ten Lebanese Muslims (39%) and 34% of Nigerian Muslims say that is the case.
In Lebanon, support for suicide bombing is especially pervasive among the Shia population – 46% say this kind of violence in defense of Islam can often or sometimes be justified, compared with 33% of Sunnis. (Findings regarding attitudes toward suicide bombing and Islamic extremism were previously released in “Obama More Popular Abroad Than at Home, Global Image of U.S. Continues to Benefit,” June 17, 2010.)
One-in-five Muslims in Egypt and Jordan offer support for suicide bombing in defense of Islam, as do 15% of Indonesian Muslims. Yet, far more in these three countries say these violent acts are never justified; 46% of Muslims in Egypt and a majority in Jordan (54%) and Indonesia (69%) reject suicide bombings. The notion that these types of attacks against civilians are never justified is even more widespread in Pakistan and Turkey, where 80% and 77%, respectively, share this view.'
The Examiner has more on the poll."
Pew Poll: Majority of Muslims supports death for anyone leaving Islam
"Pew Poll: Majority of Muslims supports death for anyone leaving Islam. In a new poll by Pew, a majority of Muslims in many of the world’s Islamic countries says they are very much in favor of killing any person who converts from Islam to any other religion. The new poll also exposed mainstream Muslim attitudes regarding other aspects of their life. For instance, the poll found that a majority in the Muslim world are in favor of cutting off hands for theft, stoning people to death for adultery, and insisting that Islam play a major role in politics. This recent Pew poll was conducted over the course of a month and asked Muslims in several countries about what was going on in their heads. Many of the respondents were also questioned face to face.
This disturbing poll likely won’t shock too many people who have already judged Islam to be anything but the 'religion of peace.' However, the poll is nonetheless extremely useful because it gives a precise, statistical breakdown from Muslim country to Muslim country and is one of the most comprehensive polls to do so in recent memory.
This scary poll is also useful as ammunition for shoving in the faces of the Islam-apologists like everyone in the mainstream media, the Democrats and the ultra-politically correct. This poll refutes soundly the self-deluding lie that Islam is the 'religion of peace' and that the Muslim problem on the planet is segregated to a small minority. According to this distressing poll, a solid majority of Muslims in some of the world’s biggest Muslim countries like Nigeria, Jordan, Egypt and Pakistan are fully in favor of going back to a lawless time in the annals of history, an uncivilized time when savagery and murder are not only tolerated but all-out encouraged.
Some of the Islamic countries varied in their degree of vitriolic fanaticism. For instance, Pakistan (those 'awesome allies' of the US who are likely helping to hide Bin Laden in the border region) respondents said they would be in favor of legalizing workplace segregation. So all you women out there, if Pakistan had its way, you would be subjected to inferior, second-class citizen conditions (if you still would be allowed to work, that is). As usual, fake women’s groups like the National Organization for Women are silent on heinous poll results like this…probably because none of the respondents in Pakistan were named Sarah Palin or any other prominent, conservative woman. Women’s groups gives a pass to the Islamists at every turn, proving their shameful hypocrisy.
On the issue of certain terrorist groups, therevolting survey responses continue. For example, the terrorist group Hamas (which I’m sure is made up of just a bunch of 'misunderstood' freedom fighters) is seen positively by basically half of the population in many Muslim countries. On the question of Al-Qaeda itself, that terrorist group is actually viewed favorably by almost half of all Nigerians!
The question then is, Why? Why are so many Muslims in the Middle East still so radicalized, anti-modern and supporters of barbarity? How can this be? But…but…but…I thought George W. Bush said Islam was 'the religion of peace!' You mean that was just politically correct fodder and not the truth? Say it ain’t so!
Here’s the answer: Based on this poll, it’s apparent that the majority of Muslims are still stuck (psychologically and spiritually) in the 9th…no…wait…maybe even the 7th or the 6th century. That would also be the 6th century B.C., not AD. After all, with what a majority of the fanatics supported in the Pew poll, you’d have to go back at least that far to find a broad sample of the world’s population that would actually agree with them.
Modernization is also a monstrous problem in the Islamic world as the poll’s results confirm. Many of the respondents said their countries were undergoing a deadlocked struggle between the modernists (read: slightly less radicalized Muslims) and the total hardcore Muslims or the fundamentalists. The point is that just as many in the Muslim world believe in fanaticism and fundamentalism as those who only claim they want to modernize (read: move away from terror just a little bit). As long as this attitude continues, the Muslim world is a clear and present danger to the West."