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50% of British Muslims are Islamist? What about Canadian Muslims

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Submitted by M.D. Anthony (Canada), Feb 5, 2007 at 23:53

I read with interest the article on "Documentary Exposes Radical Muslims".

The Writer and commentator show that polls over and over again show 50% of Britains muslim population are Islamists and support Sharia law for all in place of existing civil Law.

I wonder what the statistics are for Canada. The various polling groups have conducted many Polls in Canada regarding Islamic bleifs, Culture, attitudes etc., but the Pollsters seem reluctant or are afraid to get the results we are seeing in England. In Canada one does not see any polls on terrorism or Islamic postures either out of fear or a desire not to single out an identifiable people....only in Canada.

A Sunni friend of mine told me at dinner back in 1995 that he was worried they were (then) losing their children. "Your children"' he said, "have pictures of rock stars on their walls, our children have posters of Martyrs on their bedroom walls, something is very wrong". He continued saying "I do not know what the future will bring but it worries me" He was speaking of Canada and continued, "For you see we now believe(1995) that 80% of our youth support the concept of Jihad and terror".

In 2006 Canada perhaps woke up, not to imported terrorists but; terrorists of the home grown variety. If it was feared in Canada by Moslems in 1995 that 80% of their youth were supportive of Islamic radicalism then, what is the percentage since 911 ?? Where are the Canadian statistics?

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