Poll: U.S. Muslims more moderate than Muslims worldwide

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Men pray toward the direction of Kabah in Mecca during 1:30 prayer at the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

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(RNS) Muslims in America are much less inclined to support suicide bombing than Muslims abroad, and are more likely to believe that people of other faiths can attain eternal life in heaven, according to a new survey.

  • Mattnurse

    Did the surveyers ask what are Muslims views on putting people to death for leaving Islam? that is “death for apostasy” Most Islamic scholars say Muhammed taught that if a Muslim rejects his faith he should be put to death.

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  • Kafantaris

    The question is which religion is more tolerant?
    Tolerance has a holiness all to itself that transcends all religions, all cultures and all races. It’s the ideal civilized man should strive for; and the single barometer he should be measured with at the end of his life.
    This is because tolerance demands learning, understanding and life experience; it demands courage to express it; and constant vigilance, for the herd mentality is always encroaching, and will forever be the easiest road to follow.

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  • Ramesh Raghuvanshi

    Simple answer to question why U.S. Muslims are more moderate than Muslims worldwide,.U.S Muslims must be moderate otherwise they will be remain backward, perhaps strive in foreign country.They are working with multicast people must adopt same norms learn same language obey same law..In isolated Muslim countries no question arises of competition, so they are not moderate.There is old proverb If you are staying in Rome be behave just like Roman. I give another example those Indians who are migrated in Western countries they obey discipline,,work hard,adopted all western norms. completely changed their attitude but those who remain in India they behave old traditional way.We must remember man only changes with circumstances and not by preaching

  • Gea

    How do they know that the Muslims interviewed were not using taqiyya-Islamic principle of lying (http://www.islam-watch.org/Warner/Taqiyya-Islamic-Principle-Lying-for-Allah.htmto cover up what they REALLY think?

    The word “Taqiyya” literally means: “Concealing, precaution, guarding.” It is employed in disguising one’s beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralizing any criticism of Islam or Muslims.

    Falsehoods told to prevent the exposing teachings of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur’an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart. ”

    The Muslim antisemitism is now worse then in was in Europe after Hitler came to power but media do not write about it ,”The Sons of Pigs and Apes”: Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence (http://www.potomacbooksinc.com/Book/BookDetail.aspx?productID=271884).

  • Ramesh Raghuvanshi

    Are all Muslims terrorists?Why American immigration department harassing each and every Muslims? American people even bitten Shikh religion people also,.Is this not abnormal tendency of American? I think psyche of white American civilization based on fear so take doubt any person who wear turban and kept bread. .I think American by nature credulous people only they are rich mighty so take revenges weak people

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