American Muslims: Poll results, ATTITUDES & OPINIONS

United States
May 23, 2007 9:28am CST
In the news today are the results of a recently conducted poll showing that American Muslim opinions & attitudes are not extreme. The rest of America should be thankful for the cool headedness and moderation of American Muslims. That's the message I got from the TV news this morning. Here's a differing opinion based on the same poll numbers! http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/002434print.html So, listen to the news and read the link above and then please, tell us your opinion. What do you think of American Muslim attitudes and opinions based on this poll's results?
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@The_Eagle_1 (1123)
• Australia
27 May 07
Hi red, I've been trying to be good.... I really have.... but as history proves, the extremists always claim to be the victimised.... well they have to, to justify their barbaric, sadistic and ambiguous attitudes somehow, don't they??? The crucial aspect in this is that as Westerners we are our own worst enemies!! We show these lowlifes consideration, which is more than any of them have the grace to show us! I fear that they are too intrenched in our countries now and have no inclination of curbing their over populating the areas they are now in with more extremist youths moulded in the shape of the now extremists! Like continual motion... and their is no-one prepared to look like an exterminator by fixing this effect! In reality, it may already be to late! Have a great week mate!
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• United States
27 May 07
I do not think it is too late to stop the violence and lawlessness Muslims are spreading around the world. Even in France where things got really out of hand with the massive riots, there were people volunteering to "fix" the problem. They only wanted permission from the governement, which would not give it. Now, with a new government in France, maybe things will be different. We shall see. The rest of the world, too, is starting to realize the extent of the problem. How to "fix" the problem does not take a genius.
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• Australia
27 May 07
Your right red, it doesn't take a genius, but "Western" ideology dictates we do not resort to the "FIX" senario as that would make us no better than them??? There in lies the flaw of attaining "permission" to have volanteers "fix" the problem! It can no longer be rectified in a civil way and as such this is why I believe it is too late! Hell the same thinking caused an unforgetable era in the 1940's. Genocide won't be perpetrated by the "West", but it will come to past that the "West" will pay dearly I fear! Anyway ... enough doom & gloom... Allah might tell them to be good!
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• United States
28 May 07
I do not think we have descended to their level if instead of genocide we use clear cut rules of engagement such as the US MILITARY is doing in Iraq. As long as the enemy is in possession of a weapon, participating in a riot, or caught in the act of looting, I believe we are merely defending civilization and ensuring that future generations can live in peace.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
24 May 07
The problem with polls is you don't know how they selected the people they polled. The selection process can easily be slanted to get the results you want. I truly believe that the majority of Muslims in America are not extremists and are not violent; neither, are the majority of the other Americans. The problem is that it doesn't need a majority. All it requires is a handful of extremists - no matter what their cause - and you end up with violence. It only took 16 extremists to pull off 9/11. It has taken even fewer to pull off the other terrorist acts that they have done since then. 6 men were planning to attack one of our military bases here in the US. 3 were homegrown discontents and 3 were illegal immigrants. So, even if just 1% of Muslims in America are extremists; it is still a major problem and from all reports it is actually more than 1%.
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• United States
24 May 07
Sounds to me like you understand the situation fairly well.
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• United States
24 May 07
I have also recently heard that there are at least seven major cities in the United States that house a large number of these 'American Muslim' communities of which also house large Mosques. These mosques are off limits to prying eyes and are considered a serious threat. The report I heard made reference to muslims entereing our country illegally and seeking refuge inside these places, bringing with them the ability to literally destroy our country in one fell swoop. With devistation taking place in these seven major cities collectively, at the same time, our country would be totally brought to complete destruction. The person speaking on this subject gave a strong warning for Americans to pay attention and to stand up for what they believed in. It's a very concerning time.
• United States
24 May 07
I will certainly have to get the book and read it. It sound very interesting. Thanks for the information. Do you think there is something we should be doing?
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• United States
25 May 07
You will like the book if you enjoy biographies of famous people. This particular book is also regarded as the best book so far that has been written about MLK. As to doing anything, there is not any reason to do more than what you would do any way. Post intelligently on myLot, try to be friendly with people, and live a good life. I can't think of anything more any of us could do to promote peace. I really do not think it is going to come to violence here in the USA with a muslim insurgency. MLK had it right and the followers of Islam are smart enough to know it.
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• United States
23 May 07
fortunatly i do not believe everything I hearf on the news!
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• United States
23 May 07
Good for you. However, to be fair I'll admit what the news story did cover was accurate. They just left some things out. It was a lie only by ommission. They can easily claim they only left out what was not important. I certainly disagree with them on that.
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• United States
23 May 07
The best lies are built on pieces of the truth.
@Riptide (2761)
• United States
23 May 07
After hearing about the training camp for terrorists in the state I live, this doesn't come as a big surprise to me. I think it is scary and these extremists that live here and are even born here,are even more dangerous then the one abroad. They know the laws and the customs and habits of these country and therefore can much do much more damage. I think if they condone terrorism, they need to be shipped of, regardless if they were born and raised here, because they are a danger to this country.
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• United States
23 May 07
For sure those terrorists born here are a bigger threat. They would know how to disguise their intentions better, how to strike the most vulnerable targets and etc. Dealing with this is what the patroit act is all about. OOPS... darn I opened another can of worms!
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