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Re: the 1% figure is meaningless

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Submitted by John (United States), Jul 25, 2005 at 17:33

Its true that the results can be anywhere between 0% and 5% (rounded), but it still could be 5% which is not a meaningless number.

Especially if you take into account other statistics that suggest the number is much greater than 0% like:

> Muslims who see the 7/7 bombing attacks in London as justified on balance: 6 percent!

> Who feel sympathy for the "feelings and motives" of those who carried out the 7/7 attacks: 24 percent. (How could anyone sympathize with terrorists who commit acts of murder?)

> Understand "why some people behave in that way": 56 percent! (this is a disgusting number)

> Disagree with Tony Blair's description of the ideology of the London bombers as "perverted and poisonous": 26 percent!!

> Feel not loyal towards Britain: 16 percent.

> Agree that "Western society is decadent and immoral and that Muslims should seek to bring it to an end": 32 percent willing to use non-violent means and (as noted above) 1 percent willing to use violence "if necessary." Just 56 percent of Muslims agree with the statement that "Western society may not be perfect but Muslims should live with it and not seek to bring it to an end."

........these are not insignificant numbers and any suggestion that they are not or any attempt to underestimate these numbers would be dishonest.
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