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Extreme Statistics

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Submitted by GWK (United States), Jul 26, 2005 at 09:58

A lot can be said for over-interpreting these statistics. It would seem likely that the 2% of London Muslims who agree with the mass murderers wouldn't themselves encourage anyone to reenact the crime. However, people don't commit such anti-social atrocities in a vacuum. The demons who willingly blew themselves up had to have been acculturated to believe that this was a proper behavior, and it is scary that they found enough encouragement to calmly go to their certain death with hateful contempt for innocent people in their adopted homeland.

Still, I cannot understand where the hate rhetoric ends and hate activities begin. A good sociologist certainly is called for to interpret these statistics.

(Anyone here on the blog with such credentials?)
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