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Pew Poll, Alan Cooperman & Ms. Lekovic

Reader comment on item: MPAC, CAIR, and Praising Osama bin Laden

Submitted by LDC (United States), Jun 1, 2007 at 18:22

Alan Coopeman of the Washington Post recently wrote a story aping the conclusions of a recent Pew Poll of American Muslims wherein the pollsters conclude that:

"The first-ever, nationwide, random sample survey of Muslim Americans finds them to be largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world....Nonetheless, they are decidedly American in their outlook, values and attitudes." http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?ReportID=329

Yet, 60% of Muslim Americanas polled DO NOT think 9/11 was commited by Arab men! (So then who was it?). And, more alarming, the Pewsters report, "In addition, younger Muslims [1 of 4] in the U.S. are much more likely than older Muslim Americans to say that suicide bombing in the defense of Islam can be at least sometimes justified."

So where's the surprise ref. Ms. Lekovic's publishing background? And what's with the Pew people? "Largely assimilated?" If one your four children is a potential mass murderer, is your family "largely healthy?" And, what is the definition of "moderate" view?

Pollsters with a spin, methinks.


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