Interesting Gallup Poll results from Islamic World:
– 93% of Muslims Worldwide Condemn 9/11 Attacks; and most said the biggest obstacle to better relations with the West was the latter’s lack of respect for Islam.
– 0% Approve of Attacks on Religious Grounds. Among the seven percent who viewed the Sep 11 attacks as justified, not one gave religious justification for their views, instead expressing their fear of US plans for occupation and domination of the Muslim world.
– Substantial majorities in all Muslim countries said they supported bringing democratic principles to their own countries and admired the US primarily for its technological innovation and liberal democracy, but less than 50 percent believed the US was serious about bringing that democracy to the Islamic world.
Politics, not piety, differentiate moderates from radicals. Terrorism sympathisers don’t hate our freedom, they want our freedom.
— Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim studies