Morocco: Muslims Making Headlines

“Muslims are making headlines yet again. The Pew Research Center has found that one in four American Muslims under the age of 30 think that suicide bombings can sometimes be justified as a means to defend Islam,” writes Christine Benlafquih in Arabisto.
“With headlines focusing on this one aspect of the poll, Muslims naturally will be jumping in defense of their religion. But will it really help the American public, which is regularly spoon fed such sensational statistics, to hear yet again that Islam is against suicide and terrorism? Will it mean anything to learn that Islam is also against harming civilians, infrastructure, even trees and agriculture during a war?
The fact that Muslims are doing such things in spite of Islam, not because of it, means little when the media favors more exciting topics than Islam 101. To those already versed in the basics, daily headlines just demonstrate that some of Islam’s followers really don’t know their own religion very well,” explains the Morocco-based blogger.

1 comment

  • I have read the report, and I strongly suggest that you do so as well. The report contains a lot of pro’s and co’s about being Muslin Americans.

    “According to the report, 54% believe the US government has singled out Muslims for increased surveillance and monitoring”

    “It adds that the attacks “continue to cast a long shadow over Muslim Americans”, with 53% saying life has become more difficult since then”

    “Moreover, 71% of Muslim Americans agreed that people could get ahead in the US by working hard – the figure for the general public was 64%”

    It’s not all good and neither is it all bad, I have posted a link to the report (FREE) to down load.

    http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=329

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