Saturday, June 24, 2006

Muslims 'Still in Denial' About 9/11, Pew Survey Finds

NYT reports Non-Muslim Westerners and Muslims around the world have widely different views of world events, and each group tends to view the other as violent, intolerant, and lacking in respect for women,

If they believe that we are more violent and intollerant than they are, they are insane. In terms of lacking respect for women, we do exploint their sexuality while the Muslims keep them hidden, but we give them a lot more rights than Muslims give their women, and they have equal treatment in the law (unlike in Sharia Law).
a new international survey of more than 14,000 people in 13 nations indicates. In what the survey, part of the Pew Global Attitudes Project for 2006, called one of its most striking findings, majorities in Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan and Turkey — Muslim countries with fairly strong ties to America — said, for example, that they did not believe that Arabs carried out the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States.
They are insane.
The findings, illustrating the chasm in beliefs, follow another year of violence and tension centered around that divide. In the past 12 months, there have been terrorist bombings in London, riots in France by unemployed youths, many of them Muslim, a global uproar over Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and no letup to the war in Iraq.

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