Well, I don’t actually know if they have light bulbs, but Jihad Watch have uncovered a seriously screwy survey. Actually, the survey is fine – it’s just the reporting of it that’s up the wall.
You’ve got to read the entire thing, but after trying to reassure us all that everything’s fine…
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A huge survey of the world’s Muslims released Tuesday challenges Western notions that equate Islam with radicalism and violence.
The survey, conducted by the Gallup polling agency over six years and three continents, seeks to dispel the belief held by some in the West that Islam itself is the driving force of radicalism.
They then drop some clangers.
About 93 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims are moderates and only seven percent are politically radical, according to the poll, based on more than 50,000 interviews.
In majority Muslim countries, overwhelming majorities said religion was a very important part of their lives — 99 percent in Indonesia, 98 percent in Egypt, 95 percent in Pakistan.
But only seven percent of the billion Muslims surveyed — the radicals — condoned the attacks on the United States in 2001, the poll showed.
7% of 1.3 billion is…. 91 million. Well, that’s a nice small number of potential terrorists isn’t it!
The survey shows radicals to be neither more religious than their moderate counterparts, nor products of abject poverty or refugee camps.
“The radicals are better educated, have better jobs, and are more hopeful with regard to the future than mainstream Muslims,” John Esposito, who co-authored “Who Speaks for Islam”, said….
So much for poor disenfranchised innocents who are ignorant of the real meaning of Islam.