|Egyptian feminist Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, 23, challenges the strict nature of Islam on her blog and Facebook pages. She went a step further in her protest against the Islamic State (IS) with a photo of Elmahdy and a veiled woman pooping and menstruating on the black IS flag.|
What the poll does not tell you
- #1 - This poll is flawed. I suspect you can easily double (or more) the number of ISIS supporters. Most Muslims polled are not going to openly admit to a pollster that they support a terrorist group that beheads people.
- #2 - Just because a Muslim says they have an unfavorable view of ISIS does not mean they believe in freedom. Just try to build a brand new Jewish Synagogue or Christian Church in Muslim Morocco, Libya, Turkey or Iran and see the reaction of the locals. The Muslims polled might not support ISIS, but they could be supporters of other terrorist factions.
- #3 - By translating the pro-ISIS poll percentages into millions of people you can see the bottomless pit of potential terrorists.
(American Thinker) - A new poll by the Pew Research Center reveals significant levels of support for ISIS within the Muslim world. In 11 representative nation-states, up to 14 percent of the population has a favorable opinion of ISIS, and upwards of 62 percent "don't know" whether or not they have a favorable opinion of the Islamist group.
In Pakistan, a nuclear weapons state, only 28 percent of the public view ISIS unfavorably. By this overwhelming degree of either tacit support or tolerance for ISIS in the country, ISIS should be considered as a potential proxy nuclear weapons power via its linkages and support within Pakistan.
When broken down by ethnicity and religion, the results are equally troubling. In Israel, 4 percent of its Arab population – which equates to more than 66,000 individuals – have a favorable view of ISIS. For Gaza and the West Bank, 5 and 8 percent, respectively, also hold a favorable view of ISIS.
In Nigeria, the ISIS favorability rating among the Muslim population soars to 20 percent. Another 12 percent of Muslims in Malaysia take a similar positive view of ISIS.
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