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Gallup Poll Shows Little Muslim Support For Islamist Pressure Groups - Yet Seems To Support Their Radical Agenda

August 3, 2011

August 3, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - - A recently released Gallup poll of Muslims must be sending shockwaves throughout the entrenched, self-appointed spokesmen for the American Islamic community.

The in-depth survey done by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center [see,] shows that only 12% of men and 11% of women support CAIR, the disgraced Council on American Islamic Relations and that ISNA [the Islamic Society of North America] has less than half that low level of identification.

Both of these organizations were named as unindicted co-conspirators in the largest U.S. prosecution of Hamas funding ever undertaken, U.S. vs. Holy Land Foundation. Both groups have been named in federal courts actions and linked to the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, "The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in the July 1, 2009, ruling" [source, The Investigative Project, Federal Dist. Court filing,]

Despite such findings, we doubt that CAIR, ISNA and the rest of the alphabet soup Muslim Brotherhood front groups will lose their choice status with the MSM, since leftist journos are propaganda driven and few deliver the goods as reliably as do the organizations representing the Islamist thought police.

Another finding of the survey is that American Muslims [as compared with other major religious groups] consistently have far lower levels support for American institutions designed to ensure national security such as the FBI and the U.S. military and hold the U.S. responsible for alleged anti-Muslim sentiment.

Few Muslims [28%] feel that they need to speak out more strongly against terrorism while other religious groups are generally more than twice as likely to believe that Muslims aren't doing enough of this.

According to the Gallup findings, Muslims are about 300% less likely to support developing and acting upon a terrorist profile than non-Muslims, 15% vs. approximately 50%.

This might be explained in that nearly half [48%] of Muslims imagine themselves victims of prejudice, more than twice the average of other religious groups.

Generally, many Muslims display a set of beliefs which are incompatible with what Gallup calls the capacity to "thrive."

However what follows Gallup's data set perhaps betrays the purpose behind the polling effort, as the findings are then used [and abused] to suggest implementation of a set of recommendations which are at odds with true assimilation and integration in non-Muslim majority nations. In some instances the suggestions are clearly anti-democratic.

Though Gallup has identified that the strong Islamist hard-line put forth by the CAIRs and ISNAs of the world is counterproductive to Muslim cultural success, it seems to be advocating that same line in the recommendation's section of the 132 page [half in English, half in Arabic] report.

In that section Gallup argues against its own data in devising a supposed remedy. Here it recommends strengthening and integrating American mosques - known breeding grounds for terrorism throughout the Ummah - and tracking and combating at all levels of law enforcement, what the FBI has already conclusively and consistently proven to be an almost nonexistent phenomenon in the U.S., Islamophobia.

Gallup's use of and linking of the terms "mobilization" with "mosques" is troubling. It creates the impression that the organization's intention in conducting the survey was political and designed to create a set of factoids supportive of the Islamist position.

Additionally, it seems to counsel less, not-further integration in non-Muslim countries, something that is already rapidly taking place in the U.S. [and other Western countries] wherever significant numbers of Muslims reside, take Dearborn [aka Dearbornistan] for example, parts of which are already essentially no-go areas for law enforcement and subject to escalating reliance upon Shari'a, which depending upon its degree of application can become a seditious doctrine, incompatible with Constitutional governance and liberal [small "L"] Western ideals and ethics.

The manner in which Gallup uses its data [regardless of its accuracy or lack thereof] is driven home by the report's final bullet points through which [we must assume] Western societies will be "encouraged" to:

  • Increase grants for journalists and educators taking university educational programs on Islam and Muslim societies.
  • Monitor media coverage of Islam and Muslims, evaluating the volume of news, how that news is framed, and the sources reporters use.
  • Increase multi-religious service opportunities focused on the needs or challenges of the larger local community. This approach can help build shared experiences based on shared interests and, therefore, trust between communities and individuals.
  • Treat Muslim religious identity and Muslim-American identity as mutually reinforcing, not competing, concepts. [see, report, pg. 56]
  • This is strong evidence that the original purpose of this entire undertaking was intensely political, constructed in such a manner as to make it look like drastic actions must be taken, some of which appear on their face to be incompatible with either the Constitution or a free society. The idea of some official body "monitoring" news coverage and identifying reporters who may stray from an official party line is so chilling as to be rejected outright, as is increasing grants to journalists and academics with an Islamized agenda attached.

    In fact these same 4 points are entirely compatible with much of the Muslim Brotherhood's core plan for Islamizing the West. That Gallup gives them its imprimatur should raise serious questions about the organization's intent.

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