Creative Commons License
Where the stuff on this blog is something i created it is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License so there are no requirements to attribute - but if you want to mention me as the source that would be nice :¬)

Thursday, 7 March 2013

inside islam - what a billion #muslims worldwide really think

 via larry ferlazzo

- the most comprehensive and complete poll of muslim opinion ever done
- interviews were done face to face 
- covered a full range of issues
- within authoritarian and other states

so .. here are some headlines from some of the data from the gallup poll and the 2009 video (where it is clear in the video that what is being said is from the gallup poll then I have attributed it to such - where this is not clear I have merely attributed it to the video)  

- gallup poll - does the western world respect the muslim world - majority in muslim countries said no - but so did 54% of USA
(,palestine 84%, egypt 80%, turkey 68%, iran 62%, usa 54%, malaysia 42%)

- video - 57% of those portraying islam in US news media are militants but they only make up a faction of 1% of muslim global community

- video - in usa press photo's of muslim women 75% are portrayed as passive victims (its 15% for men)

- gallup poll - vast majority of muslim women think a women should be allowed to work at any job she is qualified for (lebanon 96%, malaysia 92%, sudan 85%, saudi arabia 82%, jordon 89%, iran 84%, egypt 83%)

- gallup poll - in most muslim countries majority of men think women should be allowed to work at any job she is qualified for (lebanon 92%, malaysia 90%, sudan 80%, saudi arabia 74%, jordon 82%, iran 67%, egypt 62%)

- video - wearing hijab - takes emphasis away from what a women looks like - and majority who wear do so because they believe it is a religious mandate

- video - sharia/islamic law - muslim's view - rule of law drawing on islamic context and koran values - in a positive and constructive way it protects human rights like dignity given by the divine - so these religious rights and values are often not those of the preachers whose message is hate and who use religion to oppress and suppress

- gallup poll 2002 - 54% of usa people asked knew not much or little about muslim beliefs - same question in 2007 after much more exposure in news to muslims - 57%

- video - on terrorism the majority of muslims not only are'nt involved in violence but also condemn those who are - and in doing so often condemn the violent in the name of their faith

- gallup poll - when asked what they would include in a constitution a very high % said a guarantee of freedom of speech (usa 97%, egypt 94%, pakistan 82%, indonesis 90%, iran 92%, turkey 88%)

- video - admire western democracy and liberty and associate with usa but don't see usa as working to let them (especially in the arab world) have the same - so how they see themselves being treated is a sign that the usa don't see them as equals

- gallup poll - opinions on other countries is driven by view on their policies - so for egyptians with unfavourable responses - 74% USA, 69% UK but on on france their unfavourable score is 21% and for pakistan its 30%

- gallup poll - 67% of kuwaitis have unfavourable view on usa - on canada it is 3% - its not our culture its our policies that they don't like

- gallup poll - iraq war did more harm than good - 57% in iran, 94% in egypt
(iran 57%, lebanon 71%, kuwait 76%, saudi arabia 83%, pakistan 86%, turkey 88%, west bank & gaza 93%, egypt 94%)

- gallup poll - how justified were the 9/11 attacks - on a scale of 1 to 5 where 1 is completely unjustified and 5 is completely justified the majority - 55% went with 1 and 7% went with 5. (2=12%, 3=11%, 4=7%, no response = 8%) and of the 7% "5's" not one cited a verse from the koran to justify their view

- video - what jihad mean - struggle to be good, to fight corruption and poverty,  a military struggle against oppression - notice how all positive in that it is fighting a wrong - it is not terrorism

- gallup poll - majority of muslims reject tactic of terrorism - attacks on civilians
(indonesia 71%, lebanon 83%, turkey 88%, pakistan 71%, iran 57%, usa 68%)

- video - looked at 7% who thought 9/11 totally justified (7% is terrorist - those are less than 1% - more like terrorists cheering section) - what found? no more religious than mainstream.  it was their politics that really distinguished them - they are politically radical - revolutionaries who will use violence

- gallup poll - so almost 50% thought sacrificing their own life for a cause they believed in was completely justified (scale 1 to 4 answers ='d 10 to 25%) and 25% thought attacking civilians is completely justified (scale 1 to 4 answers ='d single digit %)

- video - and this 7% are better educated, do better on jobs, more internationally aware - and are much more likely to hold negative opinions about usa policies - and indeed of their own governments

No comments:

Post a Comment