| William Kilpatrick: ‘The Vast Majority Myth’
| Friday, December 18, 2015
|“The majority of Muslims aren’t waiting to see which side is the most
tolerant or which side takes in the most refugees; they are waiting to
see which side is winning.” “The Vast Majority Myth,” by William Kilpatrick, Crisis Magazine, December 15, 2015:
We often hear it said
that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful and reject violence. That
proposition is worth examining because if it’s not true there is cause
to worry. Of course, you should be worried already.
Even if only a small
percentage of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims are prepared to use
violence, that still works out to a large number. However, if the
vast-majority thesis doesn’t hold up, you might want to order a Kevlar
vest from Amazon, or, if you’re the accommodating type, you could start
practicing the Shahada—the Islamic declaration of faith.
There is a good deal of
polling data to suggest that the vast majority of Muslims are not just
your standard-issue vast majority. For example, Pew polls
of public opinion in Pakistan and Egypt show that the vast majority
(about 82 percent) favor stoning for adultery, amputation for theft, and
death for apostates.
So, even if a majority in these countries are not
personally inclined to violence, they have no problem with the violent
application of sharia law.
Read it all here................
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 9:48 AM