Do Most Muslims Around the World Applaud ISIS? Hardly.
The Christian Science Monitor takes a look at the data form a recent Pew survey.
Donald Trump’s proposals to crack down on Muslims in America and those trying to enter the country are based on shaky evidence, at best, according to a recent Pew survey. […]
“According to newly released data that the Pew Research Center collected in 11 countries with significant Muslim populations, people from Nigeria to Jordan to Indonesia overwhelmingly expressed negative views of ISIS,” the report concluded.
It found that in Lebanon, which was attacked by Islamic State days before the survey was conducted, 99 percent of people had a very unfavorable view of the group. Some 97 percent of Israelis and 94 percent of Jordanians were also opposed to IS.
Only 28 percent in Pakistan had an unfavorable view of IS, and a majority of Pakistanis (62 percent) had no opinion on the extremist group, but the results were clear.
“In no country surveyed did more than 15 percent of the population show favorable attitudes toward Islamic State. And in those countries with mixed religious and ethnic populations, negative views of ISIS cut across these lines,” the study said.
In fact, nearly universal Muslim disdain for Islamic State appears to be based on a rejection of IS’s perversion of Islam. […]