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Reader comment on item: A Million Moderate Muslims on the March
in response to reader comment: Moderate by What Standard ? ... By police-staged demonstrations , I presume.

Submitted by Noah Wilk (United States), May 10, 2007 at 15:13

Ianus, here are some stats you requested.

A PEW study found that:

63% of Muslims in Turkey had "negative opinions" of Christians.
60% had negative views of Jews.
Only 47% of Turks felt that extremism was a threat to their country. (Compared to 52% of Pakistanis)
20% of Turks endorsed suicide bombings against civilians.

Now combine that with the fact that less than a single percent of Muslims living in Turkey protested during those marches, the fact that protesting Sharia law does not make them moderate, and looking at the realities in the ground in Turkey, and we can see that Turkey is not what the delusional denialists are making it out to be.


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