Wednesday, May 23, 2007

American Muslims


Interesting Pew research on American Muslims. In summary:

Overall, Muslim Americans have a generally positive view of the larger society. Most say their communities are excellent or good places to live. A large majority of Muslim Americans believe that hard work pays off in this society. Fully 71% agree that most people who want to get ahead in the U.S. can make it if they are willing to work hard. The survey shows that although many Muslims are relative newcomers to the U.S., they are highly assimilated into American society. On balance, they believe that Muslims coming to the U.S. should try and adopt American customs, rather than trying to remain distinct from the larger society. And by nearly two-to-one (63%-32%) Muslim Americans do not see a conflict between being a devout Muslim and living in a modern society. Muslim Americans reject Islamic extremism by larger margins than do Muslim minorities in Western European countries. However, there is somewhat more acceptance of Islamic extremism in some segments of the U.S. Muslim public than others. Fewer native-born African American Muslims than others completely condemn al Qaeda. In addition, younger Muslims in the U.S. are much more likely than older Muslim Americans to say that suicide bombing in the defense of Islam can be at least sometimes justified. Nonetheless, absolute levels of support for Islamic extremism among Muslim Americans are quite low, especially when compared with Muslims around the world. A majority of Muslim Americans (53%) say it has become more difficult to be a Muslim in the U.S. since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Most also believe that the government "singles out" Muslims for increased surveillance and monitoring. Relatively few Muslim Americans believe the U.S.-led war on terror is a sincere effort to reduce terrorism, and many doubt that Arabs were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Just 40% of Muslim Americans say groups of Arabs carried out those attacks.

International comparasions show the US and France as closest, which bolsters the assimilationist case. On broader policy American Muslims are liberal on economic policy but socially conservative rather like African-Americans overall (who make up the largest group of American-born converts).

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At 1:19 PM, Anonymous curaezipirid said...

Did you know:

Muslim prophesy includes description of the process of socialism manifesting -normally described as an apocalyptic end of the world;

Muslim prophesy mentions that instrumental in that process will be a specific indigenous population to the East of Mecca;

Organisations such as Freemasons comprise, were founded in the peace agreements sponsored by the Islamic general of Syria, named Saladin, at the end of the crusades, when Saladin's daugher became Maid Marion;

Christopher Columbus was sponsored by the Masonic type influences then in Spain, to go and find that place first, so as that Spain could capitalise most upon befriending whoever those Aborigines were to be;

Lots of Muslims seem to be failing to realise that the prophesy also ratifies that God/Allah's "chosen" people will be from every land and nation, and have focussed upon wanting to identify which who has the most oppression to capitalise upon;

That is why the collective knowledge of Islam at this time, has focussed immense resources into helping Americans in their Labour struggle;

However, the other side to the coin is that Aboriginal Australians are consistently showing evidence to be ahead of the game in noticing how the prophesy is manifesting:- remember here that Islam arrived in Australia over four hundred years before Captain Cook, but by the time Captain Cook arrived, the European Masonic Lodges had all counted their profits on an American resolution to the prophesy;

Regardless of which, since the story belongs to the collective Mythos of all of Humanity, it happens that the USA has been encouraging policing all over the world, to work to suppress evidence of indigenous Australians especially if any body happens to notice how the prophesy might correlate to the real world today;

Within all of which, of course the basic fact always has been, that attempting to steer analysis of prophesy into any specific direction, is what causes those who so attempt, to manifest as the bad guys in the story, such is the nature of Qur'an and Bible;

Thereby, any leaning upon the idea of a set future in which capitalism is ended, if associated with the Islamic prophesy, and thereby also European Christian church foundations, carries more influence over all the fundamentalist weirdos, and can hold them accountible for failing to notice that the reason a prophesy exists was never to profit from through money, but rather for life and evolution to profit.

Thanks for reading, trying not to let the police know I said so.

 

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