Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Article: Negative Perception Of Islam Increasing

A Washington Post article says that Americans have an increasingly negative view of Islam.

Quote: "As the war in Iraq grinds into its fourth year, a growing proportion of Americans are expressing unfavorable views of Islam, and a majority now say that Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.The poll found that nearly half of Americans -- 46 percent -- have a negative view of Islam, seven percentage points higher than in the tense months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center..."
(Gee, they had to do a poll to find that out?)

We've been hearing for years now that the West (and America in particular) has to improve its image in the Islamic world. Lets see now, after seeing muslims kill 3000 americans on 9/11/01, beheading innocent westerners in Iraq, killing Christians and other non-muslims in Sudan, and more recently seeing people lying dead in the streets worldwide over some offensive cartoons, the real question might be this: Does the west have to improve it's image with the islamic world, or does the islamic world have to improve its own image?

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