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Survey of Muslim Americans

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    http://muslimsforasafeamerica.org/?p=48

    1. Are you a U.S. Citizen? (If no, then don’t fill out survey.)
    YES 307
    NO 0

    2. Do you consider yourself to be a Muslim first, an American first, or both equally?
    MUSLIM FIRST 214
    AMERICAN FIRST 4
    BOTH EQUALLY 86
    UNDECIDED 3

    3. Is the American government at war with the religion of Islam?
    YES 208
    NO 79
    UNDECIDED 20

    4. Can a good Muslim be a good American?
    YES 292
    NO 11
    UNDECIDED 4

    5. Did Muslims hijack planes and fly them into buildings on 9/11?
    YES 117
    NO 139
    UNDECIDED 51

    6. Did the U.S. government have advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, and allow the attacks to occur?
    YES 200
    NO 70
    UNDECIDED 37

    7. Did the U.S. government organize the 9/11 attacks?
    YES 106
    NO 151
    UNDECIDED 50


    8. Are the tapes of Osama Bin Laden, claiming responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and threatening future attacks, real or fake?
    REAL 126
    FAKE 129
    UNDECIDED 52

    9. Did Muslims commit the July 2005 train and bus bombings in London?
    YES 140
    NO 104
    UNDECIDED 63

    10. The Canadian government says it stopped a plot by Canadian Muslims in June 2006 to attack targets in Canada. Do you believe there was a real plot by Muslims?
    YES 61
    NO 202
    UNDECIDED 44

    11. The British government says it stopped a plot by British Muslims in August 2006 to bomb planes flying to America. Do you believe there was a real plot by Muslims?
    YES 66
    NO 191
    UNDECIDED 50

    12. Is Al Qaeda a real organization, operated by Muslims who are trying to attack America?
    YES 149
    NO 109
    UNDECIDED 49

    13. Is Al Qaeda attacking America because Al Qaeda hates American freedoms?
    YES 17
    NO 269
    UNDECIDED 21

    14. Is Al Qaeda attacking America because Al Qaeda hates American involvement in the Muslim world?
    YES 228
    NO 54
    UNDECIDED 25

    15. Is it justifiable for the U.S. government to do any of the following in an attempt to prevent terrorist attacks in America:

    a. taking religion and ethnicity into account as one factor when deciding whom to interview and search at airports?
    YES 37
    NO 258
    UNDECIDED 12

    b. monitoring activities at American mosques?
    YES 43
    NO 255
    UNDECIDED 9

    c. listening to phone calls of people in America whom the government claims are connected in some way with Al Qaeda?
    YES 64
    NO 232
    UNDECIDED 11

    d. having an informer pretend to support or encourage violence against America, to see if the targeted Muslims will decide to attack American targets?
    YES 35
    NO 258
    UNDECIDED 14

    e. monitoring Muslim charities in America, in the hopes of preventing funding for possible terrorist attacks?
    YES 52
    NO 242
    UNDECIDED 13

    f. focusing Immigration & Customs Enforcement resources on deporting Muslim illegal aliens, who have not been convicted of terrorism, in the hopes of disrupting possible Al Qaeda attacks?
    YES 29
    NO 263
    UNDECIDED 15

    g. allowing Muslim illegal aliens to stay in America if they agree to work as informants, monitoring the Muslim community for the government?
    YES 21
    NO 277
    UNDECIDED 9

    h. torturing suspected Al Qaeda members to get information about possible planned attacks?
    YES 14
    NO 278
    UNDECIDED 15

    16. Do you believe that your local mosque is being monitored by wiretaps, government agents, or informants?
    YES 227
    NO 59
    UNDECIDED 21

    17. Do you believe that your personal phone calls are being listened to, or that your personal mail or email is being read, by the U.S. government?
    YES 205
    NO 78
    UNDECIDED 24

    18. Do you believe that your home is bugged by the U.S. government?
    YES 97
    NO 189
    UNDECIDED 21

    19. Do you believe that the U.S. government has secretly searched your home?
    YES 43
    NO 245
    UNDECIDED 19

    20. If you, or a member of your family, have been questioned by the federal government at any time after 9/11, how were you treated during the interview?
    TREATED WELL 65
    TREATED BADLY 25
    NOT APPLICABLE 217

    21. Should Iran develop nuclear weapons?
    YES 161
    NO 123
    UNDECIDED 23

    22. Should America attack Iran to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons?
    YES 10
    NO 292
    UNDECIDED 5

    23. Was America justified in invading Iraq in 2003?
    YES 8
    NO 294
    UNDECIDED 5

    24. Should American troops leave Iraq immediately, or stay there until the Iraqi government and Iraqi military are stronger?
    LEAVE NOW 199
    LEAVE LATER 86
    UNDECIDED 22

    25. Was America justified in invading Afghanistan after 9/11?
    YES 51
    NO 248
    UNDECIDED 8


    26. Is violence by Muslims against American civilians acceptable, in retaliation for the American government’s actions in the Muslim world?
    YES 23
    NO 274
    UNDECIDED 10

    27. Is violence by Muslims against the American military overseas acceptable, in retaliation for the American government’s actions in the Muslim world?
    YES 134
    NO 154
    UNDECIDED 19

    28. Is violence by Muslims against the American military in the U.S. acceptable, in retaliation for the American government’s actions in the Muslim world?
    YES 73
    NO 211
    UNDECIDED 23

    29. Is violence by Muslims against American government officials acceptable, in retaliation for the American government’s actions in the Muslim world?
    YES 51
    NO 231
    UNDECIDED 25

    30. If you learned about a plot by Muslims to attack targets inside America, would you tell law enforcement authorities?
    YES 234
    NO 39
    UNDECIDED 34
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Congrats Poin, that gun is smoking. You get your Muslim-hating star of the day.
     
  3. Breakyoself

    Breakyoself Member

    my problem with this survey, and the speech of some righties, is that by using just muslims to classify terrorists, it generalizes the person involved and makes it seem like a war on the religion itself.

    that is why it is important to say radical extremists. you have to differentiate when talking about a subject like this.

    otherwise, it's just like saying to stop gang violence in LA (or another big city), you're going to arrest and interroagte all black people. it's absurd.

    there is a way to go about a problem such as this, and by generalizing an entire religion and deeming them evil doesn't help anyone.
     
  4. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    51 percent of all Americans also believe some absurd stuff:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/10/22/opinion/polls/main965223.shtml
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    Oh, Poin will pull out what will be around here forever known around here as "The Hondo Defense". (He was smart enought to remove his dumbass Cindy Sheehan thread)

    It doesn't matter how stupid, ignorant, bogus or asinine any link you post is, just say, "It's just there for discussion. I'm not taking sides. I claim no responsibility for the links I throw up. Just because I post items that reference irrational anti-Muslim, anti Cindy Sheehan points of view, it doesn't mean I'm anti-Muslim. I'm chickenshit neutral"
     
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    You guys leave Dexter alone. He is doing us a favor.

    It's far simpler, easier and less stressful to hate, fear and villify an entire religion than to have to sift through and hate just the crazies.
     
  7. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    1. Are you guys saying Poindexter made that entire survey up?
    2. How is posting the survey indicative of a hatred of Muslims?
    3. I notice that 35 percent of the respondents said there is no such thing as Al-Qaida (Question 12), but 75 percent of the respondents say Al Qaida is attacking the U.S. because of U.S. involvement in the Muslim world (No. 14). Which is it folks. Is there an Al Qaida or not.
    4. I would be interested in this follow-up question to the majority of respondents of Question 5 who said Muslims did not fly planes into the buildings on 9-11: "Who did, and why did they have all those Saudi passports?"
     
  8. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Apparently it's not politically correct to look at the common denominator involved in the terror attacks and hate of the entire country.
     
  9. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Perhaps hondo's questions can be answered by actually clicking on the link and reading the disclaimer stating that this is not a scientific survey, but in fact a form passed out at the annual convention of this organization and submitted voluntarily. That might explain the inconsistencies, which as hondo points out shows that the questions were not answered honestly in many cases.

    The good thing is that this proves that Muslims are liars and we can't trust anything they say.
     
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    He didn't pull this survey off what you would call a right-wing web site. It came from the Islamic Society of North America national convention.
     
  11. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    One important thing about this survey...

     
  12. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I took the SAT years ago, thank you.

    Passive-aggressive much?
     
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