That’s what the MSM is doing by desperately waving their hands in hopes we won’t notice that roughly one of every four young Muslims in America want to kill us. Ace has a good roundup of headlines.
Poll: US Muslims Feel Post-9/11 Backlash Despite Moderate Outlook
Psst: Some of that “backlash” you feel may be due to the 26% of young American Muslim males who would like to kill Americans. Just a thought. Sometimes people take a little thing like murder personally.
Also, I don’t know if support for murder is technically “moderate.”
Damn bigoted Americans. Giving us dirty looks and harrassing us just because an alaramingly high number of us support random mass murders against our fellow citizens. The very nerve.
Derb points out potential flaws in the poll which would skew the results. One is that “under 30″ isn’t all that youthful. Another is that Nation of Islam members were included, and likely to make exaggerated remarks.
The upside, though this is impressionistic, is that N.o.I. types seem to be interested mainly in encouraging black racial solidarity and sounding off about the wickedness of whites, not in “martyrdom operations” (like blowing yourself up in a crowded shopping mall). Giving unpleasant answers to questions asked by pollsters like the Pew Research people, comes under the heading “sounding off” and probably shouldn’t be taken very seriously. Excluding N.o.I. respondents from the poll figures would likely give a clearer picture of the actual danger.
Derb sounding the note of optimism? There’s a fine how-do-you-do. So let’s be real Pollyanas and say they were off by a factor of two. Do you feel safer knowing that only one in eight young Muslims in America want you dead?
VDH weighs in, also.
I think someone should make it clear to the Muslim-American community that despite all the spin following the disturbing Pew Poll, most Americans are appalled at the findings for a variety of unspoken reasons.
But why worry about 25% of Muslim youth in America when you can go to the moronic “View” and hear Rosie et al defend jihadism through moral equivalence and argue that because someone blows himself up he must de facto have some sort of legitimate reason (akin to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s logic that superior Confederate zeal was proof of the inherent righteousness of being left alone to hold slaves.)
That’s why the “View” is so valuable, because it is our window on the moronic affluent American mindset, the perfect result of abject ignorance colliding with unchecked affluence.
Iowahawk nails it: Midwest Lutherans Largely Reject Violence