Do Americans fully comprehend Islam?

Only 16% of likely voters think Taliban represents Islamic faith

Troubling news regarding a monumental disconnect on fundamentalist Islam comes via recent Rasmussen Polling on the Taliban. The national survey (questions here) polled 1,000 likely voters.

Just 16% of Americans think the Taliban, the Islamic fundamentalist group in Afghanistan that last week took credit for the murder of 130 school children, actually represents the Islamic faith. 

While many moderate Muslims believe the fundamentalists undermine the image of Islam, they follow the same Quran, which commands there is no provision for Muslims as a nation or community of believers (the Ummah) to be split into sects and schisms.

In response to the question, “Do you believe the Taliban represents true Islamic beliefs?” 69% of likely voters responded no; only 16% said yes; and another 16% said they weren’t sure.

Ponder that.

A 2013 Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe found that most adherents of the world’s second-largest religion are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics. Many also think their religious leaders should have influence over political matters —-  expressing a desire for Sharia –– traditional and restrictive Islamic law –– to be recognized as the official law of the country in which they live.

Don’t delude yourself into thinking this is confined to distant lands with no relevance in our lives. Islamic law has now been adopted by British legal chiefs and integrated into the legal system as solicitors are told how to draw up Sharia-compliant wills penalizing widows and non-Muslims. Solicitors prepare documents and can advise clients, while only barristers can appear in court.

The U.K.‘s Telegraph reports High Street solicitors can now write Islamic wills that deny women an equal share of inheritances and exclude unbelievers altogether. The documents, recognized by Britain’s courts, will also prevent children born out-of-wedlock –– and even those who have been adopted –– from being counted as legitimate heirs. Those married in a church or civil ceremony would be excluded from succession under Sharia principles, which recognize only Muslim weddings for inheritance purposes.

“Male heirs in most cases receive double the amount inherited by a female heir of the same class,” the guidance says. “Non-Muslims may not inherit at all, and only Muslim marriages are recognized.”

Solicitors are instructed to draft special exclusions from the Wills Act 1837, which allows gifts to pass to the children of an heir who has died, because this is not recognized in Islamic law.

This British newscast (video) reveals Islam is the fastest growing religion in Great Britain, doubling in the past few years and poised to surpass Christianity within a decade as church participation dramatically declines. Mohammad is the most popular name for baby boys in London.

Ponder that.


8 Responses to Do Americans fully comprehend Islam?

  1. Villanova says:

    Lord Harries of Pentregarth a leading bishop of the Church of England has actually suggested the Koran should be read at Prince Charles’ coronation when he succeeds his mother the Queen. Critics have attacked the absurd proposal and accuse Church of England of ‘losing confidence’ in its own traditions.
    Over 20 years ago, Prince Charles, long considered a wiling Islamophile, said he would prefer to be seen as “Defender of Faith.” rather than be known by the monarch’s title of “Defender of the Faith.”

    Here the UK’s Daily Mail, a fine newspaper, ‘reported in 2010, that prince Charles urged Follow the Islamic way to save the world,’ Prince Charles rged the world to follow Islamic ‘spiritual principles’ in order to protect the environment.

    Charles, the heir to the throne, is bizarrely willing to oversee the destruction of the Church of England and the implementation of Islam.

    • Braveheart says:

      And here in the United States, we are electing Islamic members of congress. US Rep. Andre Carson, (Indiana’s 7th Congressional District) , has become the second Muslim in Congress. He joins Congressman Keith Ellison (Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District) Both are leftwingers. Carson is a Democrat and Ellison identifies with the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Both are converts to Islam. Carson was raised a Baptist. Ellison was raised a Catholic

      • Dennis O'Brien says:

        Canada, our neighbor to the north, is not much different. Across the country, the Muslim population is growing at a rate exceeding other religions, according to Statistics Canada data. It is even growing faster than the number of Canadians identifying as having no religion. Over 60% of Muslims in Canada are foreign-born and have immigrated in the last 20 years.

  2. Ellsworth says:

    Political correctness will be our undoing. We need to remember that Islam is NOT the ‘religion of peace,’ we are repeatedly told it is.

    • Doc says:

      I was raised to respect women. These ‘men’ that convert (congresscritters carson & ellison, for example) are just power-hungry little boys with self-confidence issues who weren’t raised right. I can’t even comprehend how ‘islam’ (I refuse to show even that word the respect of capitalizing it) is considered a ‘religion’. It encourages murder, slavery, rape, sex with children, on & on & on. And these ‘peaceful’ followers….I’m not o.k. with their complacency. So as far as I’m concerned, they are just as bad as the violent followers. If their ‘god’/prophet/whatever endorses the things they do then according to what I believe, that guy is satan…nuthin’ more & nuthin’ less.

      …I notice here in Arizona, muslims generally behave themselves pretty well. And considering how Arizona supports our Second Amendment right, that’s probably a wise choice on their part. These creatures seem to flourish where gun laws do…places like Great Britian…& Canada for example. HHhhmmm…go figure. Our senior senator @$$0c!8’s with ’em….

      That’s my politically correct rant for th’ day………

  3. Clementine says:

    Do you envision your daughters or granddaughters wearing burqas? Better speak up while there is still time. Don’t be afraid of exposing the big iie of “peaceful Islam” we are all being fed. Islam is not a religion in the same context that Americans of faith regard religion. It is a way of life down to dictating the tiniest minutia. It advocates socalled “honor killings,” which have now been occurring the United States.
    This is an overview to acquaint yourselves with:

  4. Seeing Red AZ says:

    “Gordo Seven” —
    Regardless of how many times you submit your comment, it will not be posted here. It is a direct ‘lift” appearing on many other sites. You write as though representing an Islamic family‘s dysfunction. You are actually representing only a contrivance and the theft of the ideas of others. Peddle this elsewhere.

  5. laura4272014 says:

    A very simple way for people to understand Islam is to read the Koran. You will find 109 statements telling Muslims to kill a person just for one reason – because that person is not Muslim! Remember the Muslim in OK who murdered a co-worker because she would not convert to Islam! The Koran also says a man can murder his wife & children if they disobey him! Religion of peace? My foot!