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New Poll Finds Huge Majorities In Muslim World Want Sharia As Law Of The Land In Their Countries…So much for the majority of Muslims being Moderate.

CAPISCE 2013/04/30 20:39:48
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REUTERS – Large majorities in the Muslim world want the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia as the official law in their countries, but they disagree on what it includes and who should be subject to it, an extensive new survey says.

Over 75% of Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia want sharia courts to decide family law issues such as divorce and property disputes, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life said on Tuesday.

Views on punishments such as chopping off thieves’ hands or decreeing death for apostates, beheading Homosexuals is more evenly divided in much of the Islamic world, although more than three-quarters of Muslims in South Asia say they are justified.

Those punishments have helped make sharia controversial in some non-Islamic countries, where some critics say radical Muslims want to impose it on western societies, but the survey shows views in Muslim countries are far from monolithic.

“Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia,” said the study by the Washington-based Pew Forum. “Most do not believe it should be applied to non-Muslims.”

Unlike codified Western law, sharia is a loosely defined set of moral and legal guidelines based on the Koran, the sayings of Prophet Mohammad (hadith) and Muslim traditions. Its rules and advice cover everything from prayers to personal hygiene.
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  • joe keeney 2013/05/01 01:20:36
    Most Muslims support radical views
    joe keeney
    +6
    Buy your wife, stoned her, Have religion police. Real peace loving people.

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  • Defend ... clasact 2013/05/01 01:03:53
    Defend Western Civlization
    +1
    i have a clue
    the NRA is a Great Civil Rights group which you Anti American liberal progressives hate
  • clasact Defend ... 2013/05/01 01:56:01
    clasact
    as always your wrong again .You see I am also a member I just don't agree with what they have to say lately
  • Defend ... clasact 2013/05/01 10:45:34
    Defend Western Civlization
    i am not a member of the NRA
    you have no clue you back TREASON to the US Constitution
    you may hold a membership but your Loyalty is to Obama and his Anti American Regime
  • clasact Defend ... 2013/05/01 12:23:26
    clasact
    That's right his anti American. He only help this country in more ways then Bush ever thought of, I would be real nice if some of you would get out of your mothers basement and take a real look around to see where we are now as compared to where we were 5 years ago
  • Defend ... clasact 2013/05/01 16:47:25
    Defend Western Civlization
    Obama refuses to call what happened at both boston and fort hood cases of muslim terrorism
    Obama is offering food stamps to illegals
  • clasact Defend ... 2013/05/01 16:53:17
    clasact
    Get a clue will you
    Illegals have been getting food stamp for more years then Obama has been in politics and as far as what he calls what happened in Boston, I see you don't listen to the news much as he did call it terrorism
    You Know if you and other don't like the guy that's fine but please at least stop making crap up
  • Defend ... clasact 2013/05/02 00:55:32
    Defend Western Civlization
    i have a clue unlike you Liberal Progressive
    obama did not call them muslim terrorist
  • clasact Defend ... 2013/05/02 01:22:46
    clasact
    Guess what he didn't call the American terrorist either and that's what they were
  • Rebel Yell 2013/04/30 21:21:15
    Most Muslims do not support radical views
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    I don't give a flying fig what they want, radical or not, or what other countries do. But if anything could get a good old fashioned revolution going, that would be the day the Supremes even consider it in the USA. There are 4th and 5th generation Muslims here. I seriously doubt they would support that.
  • CAPISCE Rebel Yell 2013/04/30 21:24:54
    CAPISCE
    +3
    Ever been to Dearborn Mi?
  • Defend ... CAPISCE 2013/04/30 22:24:44
    Defend Western Civlization
    +2
    you will not get the truth from this person
  • Maria CAPISCE 2013/05/01 01:57:35
  • johnc Rebel Yell 2013/04/30 22:24:41
    johnc
    +1
    consider where Obamas signature Arab spring has gone, from Egypt through N. Africa, to Syria all I see are disasters.
  • Thomas G Towns 2013/04/30 21:16:54
    Most Muslims support radical views
    Thomas G Towns
    +3
    arrogant bastards.
  • Lerro DeHazel 2013/04/30 21:09:38
    Most Muslims support radical views
    Lerro DeHazel
    +2
    The Islamic Muslim Ruling that supports Sharia Law is the way that it is because it is based on Christians & Jews being Infidels. Hence, there should be protection for islamic Muslims. The Main Punishment for Infidels is Death By Decapitation.
  • Bill 2013/04/30 21:06:55
    Most Muslims do not support radical views
    Bill
    +2
    How about an undecided choice Capisce?

    As long as they don't bring it here who cares what they want in their country.
  • loner131 Bill 2013/04/30 21:17:23
    loner131
    +1
    its obvious it is spreading
  • Bill loner131 2013/04/30 21:48:59
    Bill
    +2
    You do realize Sharia law is illegal here?
  • loner131 Bill 2013/04/30 22:02:48
    loner131
    +1
    for now. with a muslim president though, anything can happen
  • jack_kazim loner131 2013/04/30 23:08:33
  • loner131 jack_kazim 2013/04/30 23:56:31 (edited)
    loner131
    +1
    your joking right??

    he has referred to himself as muslim a few times. his family members have referred to him as muslim. people that knew him in college have referred to him as muslim.

    not only that, but he has already come out and said he would side with muslims.


    all you need to do is spend a little time doing some research
  • jack_kazim loner131 2013/05/01 00:00:52
  • loner131 jack_kazim 2013/05/01 00:07:14
    loner131
    +1
    no one said anything about where he spent time
  • jack_kazim loner131 2013/05/01 01:21:26
  • Defend ... jack_kazim 2013/05/01 10:47:03
    Defend Western Civlization
    tell why obama refuses to say what happened at Boston and Fort hood are acts of muslim terrorism?
    why is obama trying to force Israel bow to the Nazis in Hamas/Hezbollah/PLO and muslim brotherhood?
  • jack_kazim Defend ... 2013/05/01 10:59:38
  • Defend ... jack_kazim 2013/05/01 16:48:02
    Defend Western Civlization
    wrong he is a coward and a traitor
  • CAPISCE Bill 2013/04/30 21:20:11
    CAPISCE
    +1
    I like forcing decisions
  • Bill CAPISCE 2013/04/30 21:51:17
    Bill
    +2
    Wouldn't you like your polls to be less one sided.
  • CAPISCE Bill 2013/04/30 23:57:53
    CAPISCE
    +1
    Whatever the people vote is fine with me--they had two totally different answers to choice from---to be honest I hate indecision
  • Bill CAPISCE 2013/05/01 14:03:08
    Bill
    I hate choosing an answer when neither is correct.
  • LibertyAndJusticeForAll 2013/04/30 20:54:01
    Most Muslims support radical views
    LibertyAndJusticeForAll
    But as long as there are Muslims who don't, we should support them (the non-radicals). The radicals, though, can choke.
  • CAPISCE Liberty... 2013/04/30 20:54:52
    CAPISCE
    +1
    How can you tell the difference ?
  • JCD aka... CAPISCE 2013/04/30 20:57:37
    JCD aka "biz"
    90% of people in Mali are Muslims and almost all of them support our (French) military intervention against the Jihadists.
  • Liberty... CAPISCE 2013/04/30 20:58:08
    LibertyAndJusticeForAll
    +1
    Well first off, if they're not running around yelling, "Allahu Akbar!" while slitting people's throats, that's a start =P And if they don't dress their women up in burqas, then again, that helps too. I agree with Pat Condell, burqas are one of the most offensive things you could ever wear, and France was right to ban them. They're filthy, and are the ultimate slap in the face to women.
  • xianpoxi Liberty... 2013/04/30 21:18:05
    xianpoxi
    Unless there were a significant backlash in the Muslim community, such as an Imam coming out in strong opposition to this and that Imam having a strong supporting base, there is not a way for outsiders to distinguish.
  • Liberty... xianpoxi 2013/04/30 23:33:44
    LibertyAndJusticeForAll
    So, what now, then? Do we just make sure if we go after terrorism, that we state it's due to radical Islam to avoid religious backlash?
  • xianpoxi Liberty... 2013/05/01 13:42:47
    xianpoxi
    Not sure what you mean.

    It just means that Islam will be on the short list whenever looking for terrorism. It already is, but this study becomes defense against the attacks which will say that people are bigots for being concerned about Islam. There is legitimate concern. It is not religious intolerance.

    Radical Islamic terrorists have already proven they are pretty good at using our own system and social attitudes against us.
  • Liberty... xianpoxi 2013/05/01 20:40:03
    LibertyAndJusticeForAll
    Ah, I see what you mean now, thanks for clarifying that. =)
  • Traveller  2013/04/30 20:48:05
    Most Muslims support radical views
    Traveller 

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