Monday, March 27, 2006

Report: 62% of Germans are tired of hearing about the Holocaust, and 70% respond with anger when the subject of Nazi crimes is discussed

Rabbi Lau to European Jews: The End Is Near

Dec 05, '04 / 22 Kislev 5765 Israel National News

Quote:

"Rabbi Lau cited a report last week that 62% of Germans are tired of hearing about the Holocaust, and that 70% respond with anger when the subject of Nazi crimes is discussed."

In this context also the following previous post on this blog:

Poll: 68 percent of Germans believe that Israel is waging a "war of extermination" against "the Palestinians"

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Poll of Indonesians

One in 10 Indonesians back suicide bombings-survey
16 Mar 2006 09:23:00 GMT

Reuters

By Achmad Sukarsono and Telly Nathalia

Quotes:

"The survey also found that almost half the respondents back stoning as a punishment for adulterers while support for other extreme elements of Islamic sharia was also significant."

"The survey also showed that while more than 70 percent support the...beliefs of Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Muslim group in Indonesia, minority respondents are more favourable to ultra-conservative groups than liberal ones."

"JAKARTA, March 16 (Reuters) - Eleven percent of the people in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country, believe suicide attacks against civilian targets are sometimes justifiable, a survey said on Thursday."

"Suicide bombings...have killed hundreds in recent years in Indonesia, a country whose population of 220 million population is around 85 percent Muslim "

"The survey, based on 1,200 respondents across Indonesia's 33 provinces, showed 11.2 percent believed suicide bombings were justifiable on occasion while 0.5 percent said the method could always be justified to defend Islam from its enemies.

The survey also revealed that 8 percent support masterminds of past suicide bombings, including Noordin M. Top, the most wanted terror suspect in Indonesia,"

"...11 percent agreed with causes advocated by the Indonesian Mujahidin Council (MMI) of Abu Bakar Bashir, who has been convicted on terrorism charges and identified by intelligence officials as the leader of Jemaah Islamiah.

MMI wants to Indonesia to become an Islamic state, while Jemaah Islamiah has advocated a regional Islamic government."

Monday, March 13, 2006

Poll of Danish Muslims

Quotes (translation from Danish is mine):

"Below half of all Danish muslims distances themselves of the violent reactions in the Middle East to the Jyllands Posten Muhammed Cartoons events in a clear-cut fashion. And 11 percent "have complete understanding" for flag-burning, destroying of Embassies and boycotts of Danish goods, according ta a new poll."

53 percent say that they feel more like muslims than Danes in the current situation and 36 percent say they feel more like both a Muslim and a Dane. The rest feel more like a Dane.

"The survey was conducted in February from a representative sample of Muslim refugees and immigrants i Denmark."

Source:

Hver tiende danske muslim: OK til flagafbrænding

Jyllands Posten Offentliggjort 12. marts 2006 19:07 - opdateret 11:03

Quotes from the original:

"Under halvdelen af de danske muslimer tager klart afstand fra de voldsomme reaktioner, der har været i Mellemøsten på Muhammed-tegningerne. Og 11 procent har "fuld forståelse" for flagafbrænding, ambassadeødelæggelser og boykot af danske varer, viser en undersøgelse, som Catinét har lavet for Ugebrevet A4.

"Undersøgelsen er foretaget i februar blandt et repræsentativt udsnit af muslimske flygtninge og indvandrere i Danmark. Kun to procent siger i undersøgelsen, at de i den aktuelle situation føler sig mest som danskere, mens 53 procent føler sig mest som muslimer og 36 procent som både danskere og muslimer."

Friday, March 10, 2006

Survey: 29 percent of Swedes have become more negative towards Islam, the views of the rest remain unchanged

Quote from today`s news (translation from Swedish is mine):

"29 percent of those surveyed stated their view of Islam has worsened over the last few years while 65 percent state that their view of Islam remains unchanged."

The results of the survey was published just today.

Source:

Var tredje svensk mer negativ till islam

Publicerad den 10 mars 2006 05:51 TV4.se

Citat från originalet:

"Det visar en ny opinionsundersökning som samhällsmagasinet Fokus publicerar idag.

29 procent av de tillfrågade uppger att deras inställning har försämrats de senaste åren medan 65 procent uppger att inställningen till islam är oförändrad."

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Poll: Negative perception of Islam and Muslims increasing in the US

Negative Perception Of Islam Increasing
Poll Numbers in U.S. Higher Than in 2001

By Claudia Deane and Darryl Fears
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, March 9, 2006; Page A01

Quotes:

"...a growing proportion of Americans are expressing unfavorable views of Islam, and a majority now say that Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The poll found that nearly half of Americans -- 46 percent -- have a negative view of Islam, seven percentage points higher than in the tense months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon..."

"According to the poll, the proportion of Americans who believe that Islam helps to stoke violence against non-Muslims has more than doubled since the attacks, from 14 percent in January 2002 to 33 percent today."

"A total of 1,000 randomly selected Americans were interviewed March 2-5 for this Post-ABC News poll. The margin of sampling error for the overall results is plus or minus three percentage points."

Poll: 69 percent of Americans want both the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution in the classroom

Darwin smacked in new U.S. poll-Whopping 69 percent of Americans want alternate theories in classroom

WorldNetDaily.com March 7, 2006

Quotes:

"A new poll shows 69 percent of Americans believe public school teachers should present both the evidence for and against Darwinian evolution.

The Zogby International survey indicated only 21 percent think biology teachers should teach only Darwin's theory of evolution and the scientific evidence that supports it.

A majority of Americans from every sub-group were at least twice as likely to prefer this approach to science education, the Zogby study showed.

About 88 percent of Americans 18-29 years old were in support, along with 73 percent of Republicans and 74 percent of independent voters.

Others who strongly support teaching the strengths and weaknesses of evolutionary theory include African-Americans (69 percent), 35-54 year-olds (70 percent) and Democrats (60 percent)."

"The Seattle-based Discovery Institute is the leading promoter of the theory of Intelligent Design, which has been at the center of challenges in federal court over the teaching of evolution in public school classes. Advocates say it draws on recent discoveries in physics, biochemistry and related disciplines that indicate some features of the natural world are best explained as the product of an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection."

"The Discovery Institute noted Americans also support students learning about evidence for intelligent design alongside evolution in biology class – 77 percent.

Just over half – 51 percent – agree strongly with that. Only 19 percent disagree."

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Another poll of British Muslims

From the Scotsman via Dhimmi Watch, March 14, 2004:

"And almost half said they might consider becoming a suicide bomber if they lived as a Palestinian."

"More than one in 10 British Muslims back al Qaida-style terror strikes on the United States, a poll has revealed."

"In the run up to the anniversary of war in Iraq, more condemned the recent Gulf conflict than attacks on America."

"An overwhelming 80% say Britain and the US should not have launched the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

That is significantly higher than the 73% opposed to terrorist strikes on the US, according to the ICM survey for The Guardian.

Attacks on the US by al Qaida or other groups were viewed as justified by 13% of the 500 British Muslims questioned.

Another 15% said they did not know whether the such attacks are wrong or right.

Far fewer, 10%, said Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush were right to go to war.

Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Tonge provoked fury when she said that despite condemning violence living as a Palestinian could have driven her to become a suicide bomber.

However, 47% of Muslims agreed compared with just 15% of all of those questioned. . . .

One of Britain’s most radical Muslim leaders said he believed the majority of Muslims in the UK supported al Qaida-style terror attacks on the United States.

Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, who heads the London-based group Al-Muhajiroun, said British Muslims were afraid to voice their real feelings about the coalition war in Iraq.

And he claimed that far more were pro-Osama bin Laden than really admitted.

“I am sure the real figure who support al Qaida is much higher than one in 10.

“Since the introduction of the new anti-terrorism laws, Muslims are terrified to speak their minds.

“I believe it is the majority of Muslims in the West who support al Qaida. This is beyond doubt."

In this context see these previous posts on this blog regarding other polls of British Muslims:

Poll: 58% of British Muslims want people who criticise Islam to be prosecuted and only 69 percent believes it`s right to inform on terrorists

Poll reveals 40 percent of British Muslims want sharia law in predominantly Muslim areas of Britain

More than a quarter of 18- to 24-year-old British muslims said they agreed with the views of jailed hate preacher Abu Hamza

UK poll: 37% of Muslims in Britain think British Jews are a "legitimate target"

British Opinion Surveys From an Islamist Hell

Polls show support for London terrorists among British Muslims