Poll: Fewer People Link Islam, Violence
By WILL LESTER
Associated Press Writer
July 26, 2005, 4:14 PM EDT
WASHINGTON — The percentage of Americans who believe Islam is more likely than other religions to inspire violence has declined in the past two years, according to a poll taken after the London bombings. Just over a third, 36 percent, now say the Islamic religion is more likely to inspire violence, while 44 percent said that in July 2003, according to the poll conducted by the Pew Research Center and the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
Pollsters are still mystified by an unexplainable plunge in the collective IQ of many Americans over the past two years. This trend is expected to continue, as long as the education cartel remains in the hands of ivory-tower academics, education lobbies, and teacher’s unions. The good news is that, if the terrorists eventually win out, oversight of American educational institutions will no longer remain in the hands of ivory-tower academics, education lobbies, and teacher’s unions!
Well, I’d love to see studies on why the I.Q. has dropped. I’m sure the results wouldn’t be too politically correct though, so that’s why everyone’s afraid to do the studies.
All right. Either I’m becoming one of the folks who’s IQ has dropped or I’ve lived in Southern California too long.
See in Southern California (where I am now, again), we don’t have enough sarcasm so this whole post went right over my head. :
As for the post itself, yup, crazy. As tolerant as I am and also having good Muslim friends, Islam needs to do something serious about stopping terrorists because they’re producting most of them. I heard recently that American Muslims have issued a Fatwa against terrorists and I really hope that they take it seriously.