August 20, 2010, - 2:40 pm
Are Liberal Critics of “Obama is Muslim” Poll Anti-Semites, Anti-Christian? Read What Else Was in Poll
While much has been made of a TIME Magazine poll (and a similar Pew poll) which showed that one in four Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim–and, as I noted, they are technically correct, under Islamic law–the coverage and liberal media ridicule of the poll respondents and their answers has largely skipped another part of the poll.
The TIME poll shows that, despite growing anti-Semitism in America (Jews, NOT Muslims, are the victims of most religion-based hate crimes), more than three in four Americans respect Jews and the Jewish religion, followed closely behind by respect for Christians–Protestants and Catholics. Hmmm . . . why are liberals so upset by these results? Why are they so anti-Semitic and anti-Christian? If they can call the respondents who believe Obama is Muslim, “bigots,” I can do the same for these liberals, because of these poll results:
While the poll revealed that prejudice toward Muslims is widespread, respect for other religious traditions remains sturdy. Respondents held the Jewish faith in the highest regard, with 75% professing to hold a favorable impression — just slightly higher than attitudes toward Protestants and Catholics. Fifty-seven percent say they have a favorable view of the Mormon faith, compared with 44% for Muslims.
So, in other words, 44% of Americans are morons. Depressing that after everything that’s happened to America in the last decade, they still don’t get it.
The poll, conducted by Abt SRBI, surveyed 1,002 adults — 89% of whom identified themselves as likely voters — on Aug. 16-17.
Given this, it’s very fair to say that those who ridicule the poll and are upset by the results are probably upset at the high respect for Jews and Christians in America. And we know that’s generally the case: liberals who hate organized religion in America have a strange love for the most oppressive, dangerous organized religion there is: Islam.
And that’s reflected in this little aside in the article:
Despite (or perhaps because of) this widespread antipathy, 62% of respondents say they don’t personally know a Muslim American.
Um, I’m one of the 38% who personally knows an American Muslim (they are Muslim first, and the “American” part is just an adjective). I personally know plenty of them all too well. And it has no bearing on my view. 100% of Americans met Muslims and “Muslim Americans” on 9/11, on Christmas last year (Undiebomber), and at Times Square. And on plenty of other occasions.
Oh, and by the way, you don’t have to personally know what it’s like to commit suicide in order to know you don’t like it.
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