Many Americans Harbor Strong Bias Against U.S. Muslims

Just came across this…

A new Gallup poll finds that many Americans — what it calls “substantial minorities” — harbor “negative feelings or prejudices against people of the Muslim faith”. Nearly one in four Americans, 22%, say they would not like to have a Muslim as a neighbor.

While Americans tend to disagree with the notion that Muslims living in the United States are sympathetic to al-Qaeda, a significant 34% believe they do back al-Qaeda. And fewer than half — 49% — believe U.S. Muslims are loyal to the United States.

Almost four in ten, 39%, advocate that Muslims here should carry special I.D. That same number admit that they do hold some “prejudice” against Muslims. Forty-four percent say their religious views are too “extreme.”

In every case, Americans who actually know any Muslims are more sympathethic.

[Source: Editor & Publisher]

Mohsan writes:

“2 out of 5 Americans believe Muslims should carry special I.D. … While they

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8 thoughts on “Many Americans Harbor Strong Bias Against U.S. Muslims”

  1. I don’t think so, because that wouldn’t include american muslims who didn’t want Lieberman :/

  2. I don’t think so, because that wouldn’t include american muslims who didn’t want Lieberman :/
    …Amen Subzero, Amen!

  3. To my knowledge there have been almost no instances of violence directed at Muslims in the USA. On the other hand, an American Muslim shot six people in Seattle killing a 54 year old woman. How safe do you think Americans are in Muslims countries? As an American I would vehemently oppose ID cards for Muslims, although as an atheist and an ex-Catholic I would prefer it if everyone abandoned these silly superstitions you call religion. Our criminal leadership was put in place mostly by the support of Christian fanatics.

  4. He was Al Gore’s vice president, and he was not very popular among american-muslim voters, I ll let you google that info…
    But hey, it is over now, let’s hope for a better 2008 elections

  5. Ianni, let’s not assume that just because the biased media didn’t report it then violence and discrimination against Muslim Americans isn’t happening.
    We all know that stuff like that doesn’t make it to the news.

    The weeks and months after 9/11 alone showed big examples of how Muslims, and even people mistaken for Muslims, were treated in the USA when they had nothing to do with anything.
    And even though the frequency and percentage is a lot less now, but the discrimination against Muslim and Arab Americans still exists.

  6. A previous poster stated:
    “How safe do you think Americans are in Muslims countries?”

    For the most part I think that Americans are absolutely safe in Muslim countries. I’ve been to Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia and not one time or one point in any of those countries did I have any problems. All of these visits were after 9/11. I think it’s absolutely disguisting that a poll really showed Americans feel this way. I can not bring myself to believe that this is what America is about. I have friends from all walks of life and I truly think our country was founded on the principal that people are created equal in the eyes of God. That article is appalling.

    An American who adores Muslims and all of God’s creatures,

    Ash

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