Given the jihad ideology, this is an entirely reasonable expectation. It’s astounding, however, that anyone in Canada came to this conclusion, with the government and media in complete agreement that Islam has nothing to do with contemporary terrorism. From the Hamilton Spectator, with thanks to News4U:
Canada is heading toward conflict with its Muslim population, says the head of a study on Canadian attitudes toward Islam.
The study indicated that the majority of Canadians held a negative view of Muslim countries.
“There are clearly some tensions,” said Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies.
“If it is so heavily polarized then the opportunity to generate dialogue may be limited.”
Jedwab said Islam is the fastest-growing religion in Canada — expected to grow to around 1.4 million followers by 2017 from 2001’s total of about 600,000.
A poll of 1,500 adults found that 52 per cent had a negative view of the relationship between Western democracies and Muslim countries.
Only 25 per cent had a positive view of the relationship.
In Quebec, 67 per cent said they had a negative view of the relationship between the West and Muslim countries.
In Ontario, 48 per cent said the relationship was negative, 39 per cent said the same in Atlantic Canada, 53 per cent in the Prairies, 49 per cent in Alberta and 50 per cent in British Columbia.
The poll also indicated Canadians had a dim view of democracy’s prospects in Muslim countries, with 56 per cent saying they doubted it would take root.