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Nothing to Do With Islam?

Nothing to Do With Islam?

National Catholic Register ^ | 07/16/2015 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK

Posted on 7/17/2015, 9:43:02 AM by Not gonna take it anymore

. . . If you want to maintain your credentials as a tolerant citizen of the world, you have to pretend that there is a strict wall of separation dividing Islam and radical Islam, and that the vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving.

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But in the real world no such wall exists. As exemplified by all those nice Muslim boys and girls next door who suddenly sign up for the jihad, Muslims can slide readily from the “trad” side to the “rad” side.

Moreover, many of those who don’t resort to violence themselves seem willing to lend moral support to those who do.

Consider some statistics:

In a 2011 poll, one-third of Palestinians supported the slaughter of a Jewish family, including three young children.

A 2007 Pew Research poll found that 26% of younger Muslims in America and 42% in France believe that suicide bombings are justified.

Eighty-four percent of Egyptian Muslims and 86% of Jordanian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam.

A 2014 poll of Saudis shows that 92% agree that ISIS “conforms to the values of Islam and Islamic law.”

In other words, although the majority of Muslims may be disinclined to take up arms, extremist views are widespread in the Muslims world. Which brings us back to the cartoon controversies. The prohibition on drawing Muhammad is not an extremist position. It’s the position of mainstream Islam. Nor is it only extremists who feel that violators of the prohibition should be punished. If 45 percent of Muslim-Americans believe that mockers of Islam should face criminal charges, imagine what the percentage is in Saudi Arabia or Pakistan.

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