A MODEL CITIZEN, INDEED.
Yahoo has published an article that reads like propaganda. There’s nothing subtle about it. Muslims are as American as apple pie, according to the alleged survey cited. Reading carefully, much of the “model citizen” survey refers to vague issues.
Muslim citizens are as American as apple pie, a new poll says.
The survey, from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, shows that though Muslims living in America are facing more violence than ever, they are actually among America’s most model citizens.
What exactly does that mean?
Well, in a land founded on religious freedom, Muslims are among the most religious and patriotic citizens: 42% of Muslims attend services regularly compared to 45% of Protestants. And 87% of Muslims say religion is important to their lives, compared to 94% of Protestants.
That Muslims would continue to show religious pride and attend service is a testament to their faith, especially when 2015 was the worst year for mosque attacks on record.
Being faithful to Islam is not necessarily a good thing. Islam means submission. It’s a political philosophy disguised as a religion. A tyrannical philosophy at that.
Anyone can wear an American flag pin and shout “USA.” it’s meaningless.
When it comes to identifying as a patriot, 85% of Muslims “have a strong American identity,” just like 84% of Protestants. They are also just as likely as other Americans to identify strongly with their faith — 89% of Muslims, 84% of Jews, and 95% of Catholics and Protestants shared the sentiment.
I’m sure Charles Manson has a strong American identity too. So what?
While Republican presidential candidates continue to discuss “radical Islamic terrorism” in debates, most American Muslims actually reject violence by a much higher margin than other groups. Sixty-five percent of Muslims oppose the targeting and killing of civilians by military groups, much higher than other religious groups.
Muslims are against other Muslims (in ISIS?) being hit by American bombs in the Middle East. No surprise there.
Additionally, the survey found zero correlation between Muslim religious identity, mosque attendance and attitudes toward violence.
Muslims make pretty great neighbors, too. Thirty-eight percent of Muslims work with neighbors to solve problems, almost equal to the percentage of Jews (40%) and Catholics (42%) who do so.
Muslims create problems for everybody. Of course they “work with” others to solve problems because they’re unnumbered and their sorry asses would get kicked if they didn’t.
When they’re the majority they impose their will on others. This “work with” others junk is nonsense.
And while a much lower number of Muslims are registered to vote, among those who are eligible and registered, 85% plan to vote (which is still lower than most groups.) However, given the Islamophobia in the current political climate, it’s understandable. A combined 27% of non-voting Muslims said that they don’t like the proposed candidates or the candidates don’t represent them.
No Imams running for president, eh?
Finally, even though more than half of Muslims report experiencing discrimination on the basis of their religion in the last year — compared to 5% of Jews, 4% of Catholics and 2% of Protestants — they are the most optimistic about the future of America. Despite facing rampant Islamophobia, 63% of Muslims believe America is on the right track.
And honestly, isn’t believing in the future of America the most American thing?
It’s not like there’s no reason for “discrimination” against Muslims. Their youths are gunning people down and setting off bombs in the name of Allah.
This Yahoo article is a shameful distortion of the truth.
This link to the group that conducted the survey, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, will show you that it’s a Muslim front organization.
I call bullsh*t on this study.