General Debate 04/02/11

According to a Pew opinion survey of Egyptians from June 2010, 59 percent said they back Islamists. Only 27% said they back modernizers. Half of Egyptians support Hamas. Thirty percent support Hizbullah and 20% support al Qaida. Moreover, 95% of them would welcome Islamic influence over their politics. Eighty two percent of Egyptians support executing adulterers by stoning, 77% support whipping and cutting the hands off thieves. 84% support executing any Muslim who changes his religion.

When this preference is translated into actual government policy, it is clear that the Islam they support is the al Qaida Salafist version.

As Prof. Barry Rubin wrote this week, “There is no good policy for the United States regarding the uprising in Egypt but the Obama administration may be adopting something close to the worst option.”



Categories: Culture, General Debate, Global Politics

8 replies

  1. It would be very interesting to know the answers to the same questions asked to Muslims who have immigrated to New Zealand.

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  2. Chuck,no need…you will still get the same response to the same question.

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  3. sbk, there should be a need. Muslim immigrants should be asked these questions before they immigrate.

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  4. It seems I’ve been permanently booted off Kiwibog.

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  5. “It seems I’ve been permanently booted off Kiwibog.”

    Not really. Only until 2032. 🙂

    Mr. Farrar does take considerable offense at comments he perceives as anti-Semitic. You do know he has Jewish origins don’t you? And that he reads comments made on other sites?

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  6. “Muslim immigrants should be asked these questions before they immigrate.”…why?.

    Chuck,have you not heard of ‘Taqiyya’…besides,even i would lie to get out of a shithole.The problem being of course,is the tendency to create further shitholes .

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  7. Bugger! Where are all those “moderate” Muslims when you need one?

    Given the above percentages there is clearly no need to ask them about whether they think Israel has a right to exist!
    And even if you were to meet a true blue ‘moderate’ Muslim, they are anything but moderate when it comes to Israel and the Jews.

    If you want to stir up a Muslim apologist (like Reid over on Kiwiblog) just ask him where all the ‘moderate’ Muslims are when it comes to Israel. By my definition there are NO moderate Muslims.

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  8. They’re nice people, deep down. Like about two metres underground.

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