Thursday, August 04, 2011

Who are the supporters of terrorism in America? (A CA Guest Post)

According to the latest Gallup Poll, American Jews support terrorism at a significantly higher rate than American Muslims. And the group that has the highest rate of support for terrorism? Christians!

"Gallup poll reveals common ground for Jewish and Muslim Americans"

"According to the poll, 89% of Muslim Americans say there is never a justification for attacks on civilians, compared to 79% of Mormon Americans, 75% of Jewish Americans, and 71% of Protestant and Catholic Americans. It was also found that the frequency with which Muslim Americans — or any other faith group — attend religious services has no effect on whether they justify violence against civilians. "

To put this another way: 29% of Christians, 25% of Jews, and 21% of Mormons believe that at least sometimes, attacks on civilians are justified. This is borne out by history -- the United States, run mostly by Christians, has been bombing civilians as part of its wars since at least World War 2. (See: Firebombing of Tokyo, not to mention atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Christmas bombing of Hanoi), the Mormons have terrorist attacks in their history (See Mountain Meadows Massacre
(, and as for American Jews, well, look at what happened in New Square recently. On the other hand, only 11% of American Muslims believe that attacks on civilians are justified. Sure, in all cases, only a small minority endorses such attacks, but you only need one person...

By these numbers, I think we should all fear our Christian, Jewish, and Mormon neighbors more than our Muslim neighbors.

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