Mindboggling incomprehension disguised as science from Eurekalert, “U-M study shows devotion to Islam is not linked to terror,”
ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Islam is not to blame for suicide bombings, a University of Michigan study shows.
Personal devotion to Islam is unrelated to support for suicide bombing among Palestinian Muslims, according to the study, which will be presented May 27 at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society in Los Angeles. But the more often Muslims attended mosques, the more likely they were to support suicide terrorism.
“The frequency of suicide terrorism is growing exponentially, motivated by a fusion of religious and political goals,” said Jeremy Ginges, a researcher at the U-M Institute for Social Research (ISR).
At least 70 percent of more than 300 suicide attacks that occurred between 2000 and 2003 were carried out by religiously motivated organizations, recent research by Ginges’ colleague Scott Atran has shown.
“But despite the appearance of a link between religiosity and support for suicide terrorism, the nature of this connection has been unclear. My analysis shows that Islamic beliefs and devotion are not, in themselves, linked to support for such terrorism,” Ginges said…
To understand how he came to this conclusion, you’ll have to read it all.