Al Jazeera Poll Destroys the Myth of the Tiny Minority of Extremists

When jihadists attacked the World Trade Center, politicians and the media assured us that extremists represent only a tiny minority of Muslims, and that nearly all Muslims support peace, tolerance, democracy, etc.

Answering Muslims Report:

After terrorist attacks in Spain, Great Britain, Russia, and so on, world leaders and news networks continued to proclaim that only a tiny minority of Muslims have radical views. (These extremists, of course, just need jobs.)

There’s only one problem with the narrative of politicians and the media: It’s empirically false. Poll after poll, study after study have shown that the number of Muslims who support blasphemy laws, the death penalty for apostates, terrorist attacks, etc., is quite large.

The Al Jazeera news network accidentally let the cat out of the bag recently by asking readers whether they support Islamic State victories. After more than 40,000 readers responded, the network found that more than 80 percent supported ISIS.

So much for the tiny minority.


Answering Muslims: Al Jazeera Poll Destroys the Myth of the Tiny Minority of Extremists



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