That is what we are always told when we warn about the threat of Islamic Totalitarianism.
Abe Greenwald puts a number to these “tiny minority of extremists”: Muslim Survey “Challenges” West
A new Gallup poll is being touted as a “challenge” to western misperceptions of Islam. The survey was done on three continents and took six years to complete, and as the French news agency AFP reports, we’ve all been a little alarmist over here: “About 93 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims are moderates and only seven percent are politically radical, according to the poll, based on more than 50,000 interviews.”
Seven percent of 1.3 billion leaves us with . . . 91 million radical Islamists. And to think we were concerned! That piddling handful is nothing that can’t be taken care of with a little dialogue, a few billion in American aid, and some proper education. I’m feeling audaciously hopeful.
But, wait, what’s this? “The radicals are better educated, have better jobs, and are more hopeful with regard to the future than mainstream Muslims,” said John Esposito, who authored the book Who Speaks for Islam.
One shouldn’t cherry-pick facts to fit an agenda. The study does say that radicals “believe in democracy even more than many of the mainstream moderates do.” But does anyone really think we’re operating with a consistent definition of democracy here? The Muslim Brotherhood, for example, makes claims to be democratic, yet its leaders-for-life are not elected, the organization boasts a doctrine of female subordination, and it calls for the death of apostates. Kind of a big-government democracy, I suppose. …
Nah, nothing to worry about at all. Move along. Nothing to see here. BusHitler, the “neocons”, Republicans, the American military, “Christianists”, Pro-Lifers and the Jooooos are the real evil in this world, which must be stopped.
Meanwhile, the Left here in America – Barack Obama included – continues to support “Palestine”, which teaches this to their children: Video: Jew-Eating Rabbit Threatens Denmark
Yeah, but it is America and Israel who are evil and must be “wiped off the map”.
Oh, and if you thought there was some hope for our side, remember that our enemies have propaganda outlets with half of our government, have our entire mass media, including the International media AND they have Hollywood on their side as well, putting out movie after movie of anti-America and anti-American military propaganda and also sporting solidarity pins at their award shows.
But hey, no worries, we have HOPE that things will CHANGE.