24. February 2007

Muslims are less supportive of terror than Americans

Those who think that Muslim countries and pro-terrorist attitudes go hand-in-hand might be shocked by new polling research: Americans are more approving of terrorist attacks against civilians than any major Muslim country except for Nigeria.

The cited article (“The myth of Muslim support for terror“) points out that this result does not mean that Americans are “closet terrorist sympathizers”. It rather shows that the common stereotype of the terror supporting Muslim is void.

Be careful of stereotypes… they do more harm than good.

Indeed, the far-too-frequent stereotyping of Muslims serves only to reinforce the radical appeal of the small minority of Muslims who peddle hatred of the West and others as authentic religious practice.

(via Fefe)

Topics: IslamprejudicesstereotypesterrorUSA

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