Only Conservatives And Tea Partiers Have Majorities Who Think Islam Encourages Violence

Posted by | March 9, 2011 18:07 | Filed under: Top Stories

It’s only on the right where majorities believe the Muslim religion is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence according to a new Pew poll.

By contrast, not even moderate Republicans as a group believe this: 46 percent support this view, while 47 percent oppose it. This view is also opposed by independents (38-44) and the broader public at large (40-42).

Greg Sargent writes:

King, of course, would probably insist that he doesn’t believe Islam is more likely than other religions to encourage violence. But his repeated statements justifying his hearings seem designed to support this view. He has claimed without evidence that 80 percent of America mosques are radicalized. He has suggested that too many American Muslims fail to cooperate with law enforcement to foil terror plots. And he has insisted that we must only focus the hearings on radicalization committed by those of a single religion — Muslims — because to do otherwise would be “politically correct.”

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