Sunday, July 10, 2005

Here's how "moderate" British Muslims were in 2004

From a poll of British Muslims in March, 2004:

Q5. President Bush and Tony Blair have said war against terrorism is not a war against Islam. Do you agree or disagree?
Agree 20%
Disagree 68%
Don't know 12%

Q6. Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat MP said she condemned all forms of violence, but if she had to live in the same situation as a Palestinian she might consider becoming a suicide bomber herself. Do you agree or disagree with her?
Agree 47%
Disagree 43%
Don't know 10%

Q7. Would you regard further attacks by Al Qaeda, or similar organisations on the USA as justified or unjustified?
Justified 13%
Unjustified 73%
Don't know 15%

So we see that over 200,000 British Muslims (out of nearly 1.6 million) think that 9/11 was justified. And many, many more would consider blowing themselves up to kill Jews in Israel.

But they are only a "tiny minority," right?