Six per cent of British Muslims believe that the 7/7 bombers were acting according to the true principles of Islam, while 7 per cent agree that suicide attacks on civilians in Britain can be justified under certain circumstances, a figure that rises to 16 per cent if the target is the military. (TimesOnline)
On killing civilians in the name of Allah:
Although 53 per cent said that killing in the name of religion was never justified, compared with 94 per cent of non-Muslims, 32 per cent said that it was. (Telegraph.co.uk)
On the sharia
Forty per cent of the British Muslims surveyed said they backed introducing sharia in parts of Britain... (Telegraph.co.uk)
Nearly a third of [Muslim] 16 to 24-year-olds believed that those converting to another religion should be executed... (Guardian.co.uk)
Now, let's get out a calculator and see what us Islamophobes are up against.
There are an estimated 1.2 BILLION Muslims in the world today. The poll mentioned above only represents "moderate" Muslims living in a free, Western society. I think one can safely claim that in Islamic societies, the results would be much higher.
So, using the very conservative numbers from this poll:
Of the world-wide population, at least 84,000,000 Muslims support the killing of innocent civilians
to further the cause of Islam.
At least 384,000,000 Muslims
believe killing in the name of Allah is justified
At least 480,000,000 Muslims
want to live under the sharia
The last one is tricky because it applies only to young Muslims. According to one study
, 18.2% of Muslims in Britain were between the ages of 16 and 24 years old.
Using that statistic, approximately one third of that 18.2% when applied to the world-wide Muslim population equals 72,072,000
young Muslims who believe a person should be executed for leaving Islam
. This is certainly an extremely low estimate based on a poll of Western Muslims. The percent of young Muslims - and all Muslims for that matter - would definitely be higher in Islamic societies.
Still think Islamic extremism is an insignificant minority?