Watch for the cries of “Islamophobia,” without anyone in the mainstream media offering the shadow of a hint that the behavior of Muslims might have something to do with this, and that Muslims have the power to reverse it also, by stopping violence committed in the name of Islam.
From The Associated Press (thanks to all who sent this in):
DENVER (AP) “” Negative opinions about Islam are on the rise, Mormons are viewed as Christian but different and Pope Benedict XVI trails his predecessor in popularity, a poll of Americans released Tuesday said.
The survey of 3,000 adults from Aug. 1-18 was conducted for the Pew Research Center and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The number of Americans who say Islam has little or nothing in common with their own religion has spiked to 70 percent in the past two years from 59 percent, the poll found.
Another significant shift has taken place: In 2005, 36 percent of the public said Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence among its believers. That number has risen to 45 percent.