Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A tiny, extreme minority of Al-Jazeera viewers support ISIS barbarities - yup, only 81% of them

Al-Jazeera's online poll posed the following question (in Arabic): “Do you support the organizing victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?” More than 40,000,  mainly Sunni, Muslims have responded so far. A mere handful - a mere four our of five respondents - identified themselves as perfectly happy with rape, torture, murder, enslavement, crucifixion, paedophilia, genocide and the destruction of civilisation's ancient monuments.

I hope this finally lays to rest the vile canard spread by lying, hysterical, racist non-Muslim conservatives around the globe that, far from being a religion of peace, there's something inherently wrong with Islam and its followers, and that routine acts of unspeakable savagery carried out by Islamist groups enjoy grotesquely high levels of support among ordinary, peace-loving Muslims. Shame on all you right-wingers for spreading such lies. It most certainly is a religion of peace, and the vast majority of Muslims are sickened by the behaviour of Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and similar fringe outfits.

Seems the BBC and the Guardian were right all along - there's really nothing to worry about.

It's just a shame Labour didn't win the election. If they had, Ed Miliband would have been able to fulfill his pledge to introduce a law making anti-Islamic statements a hate crime. Mind you, the BBC seems to think such a law exists, because I just searched its site for mentions of Al-Jazeera, but it doesn't seem to have reported the TV station's heartening poll. If you want to read about it, you can do so on Breitbart, American Thinker, or Truth Revolt. Be careful, though. These are notorious right-wing sites and will therefore be full of lies - including the screenshot showing the results of the poll, which must obviously be a fake.

And, if you're not a Muslim, take heed of President Obama's warning not to get on your moral high horse.

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