The Pew Center released a poll yesterday about Muslims residing in this country and has put a positive spin on the results,
as indicated by the upbeat title: Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream
. But numerous findings are disturbing and should hopefully nudge more Americans into consciousness about the threat brought by unrealistic policies of admittance, particularly since Muslim immigration is increasing
Elites love to imagine that America does immigration better than other places and infer therefore that we have nothing to fear from Muslims in our midst
. That idea is a dangerous arrogance, which this poll clarifies.
It is true that in comparison to the Sons of Allah in Europe and Britain
, Muslims residing in America are more assimilated in terms of making a decent living and attaining upward mobility. However, there is still a nasty bit who believe we infidels deserve rough treatment as required by the Prophet.
An alarming 26% — or roughly 100,000 — of younger U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings against non-Muslim "civilian targets" are cool. That`s really not any more comforting than the 35% of young Muslim Brits who told Pew the same thing after some of them bombed the London subway, killing 52 civilians and wounding another 700 or so.You may recall how pundits here assured us our Muslim youth would never subscribe to such lunacy.
[What Muslims Really Think, Investors Business Daily 5/22/2007]
A few points:
Of Muslims residing in America, 65 percent are foreign born (page 1 of the downloadable PDF report).
Only 28 percent consider themselves Americans first; 47 percent have their primary identity in being Muslim (pg 31).
- Among those who identify as Muslims first, 13 percent believe suicide bombing is justified to protect Islam from infidels (page 32).
Also among the Muslim-first set, only 28 percent believe that a "group of Arabs" carried out the 9/11 attacks, while 40 percent did not accept the 9/11 perpetrators were Arabs and 32 percent declined to answer or said they didn`t know (pg 32).
In terms of political philosophy, 70 percent of Muslims residing in America prefer big government, and only 11 percent are or lean Republican (pg 41).
The survey is a long-overdue sampling of Muslim attitudes that we have previously seen surveyed
in other countries, but apparently no one in this country wanted their lovely fantasy disrupted until now.