They should have included Congress in the survey. Source: Muslims surpass atheists as most unpopular group in US | Religion News Service
(RNS) A new study finds atheists and Muslims still top the list of the least trusted Americans.
Americans’ disapproval of Muslims has jumped to 45.5 percent from just over 26 percent 10 years ago, the last time the question was asked.
And “nones” — those who say they have no religious affiliation, but may also have spiritual or religious beliefs — are also unpopular. This is significant because nones now make up one-third of the U.S. population.
- Almost half of those surveyed — 48.9 percent — said they would disapprove of their child marrying a Muslim, up from 33.5 percent in 2006.
The study’s authors — sociologists Penny Edgell, Douglas Hartmann, Evan Stewart and Joseph Gerteis — describe the jump in disapproval of Muslims as a major change and are focusing now on identifying reasons for it.
“Religion becomes a signal and a marker, an easy shorthand for Americans’ moral judgment,” Hartmann said. “But that is not the only thing going on with Muslims. It’s more complicated.”
Is it really more complicated? via Islamic Terror on American Soil:
|2006.06.16||USA||Baltimore, MD||1||0||A 62-year-old Jewish moviegoer is shot to death by a Muslim medical student in an unprovoked terror attack.|
|2006.06.25||USA||Denver, CO||1||5||Saying that it was ‘Allah’s choice’, a Muslim shoots four of his co-workers and a police officer.|
|2006.07.28||USA||Seattle, WA||1||5||An ‘angry’ Muslim-American uses a young girl as hostage to enter a local Jewish center, where he shoots six women, one of whom dies.|
|2008.01.01||USA||Irving, TX||2||0||A Muslim immigrant shoots his two daughters to death on concerns about their ‘Western’ lifestyle.|
|2008.07.06||USA||Jonesboro, GA||1||0||A devout Muslim strangles his 25-year-old daughter in an honor killing.|
|2009.02.12||USA||Buffalo, NY||1||0||The founder of a Muslim TV station beheads his wife in the hallway for seeking a divorce.|
|2009.04.12||USA||Phoenix, AZ||2||0||A man shoots his brother-in-law and another man to death after finding out that they visited a strip club, in contradiction to Islamic values.|
|2009.06.01||USA||Little Rock, AR||1||1||A Muslim shoots a local soldier to death inside a recruiting center explicitly in the name of Allah.|
|2009.11.02||USA||Glendale, AZ||1||1||A woman dies from injuries suffered when her father runs her down with a car for being too ‘Westernized.’ (10-20-09)|
|2009.11.05||USA||Ft. Hood, TX||13||31||A Muslim psychiatrist guns down thirteen unarmed soldiers while yelling praises to Allah.|
|2009.12.04||USA||Binghamton, NY||1||0||A non-Muslim Islamic studies professor is stabbed to death by a Muslim grad student in revenge for ‘persecuted’ Muslims.|
|2010.04.14||USA||Marquette Park, IL||5||2||After quarrelling with his wife over Islamic dress, a Muslim convert shoots his family members to ‘take them back to Allah’ and out of the ‘world of sinners’.|
|2011.04.30||USA||Warren, MI||1||0||A 20-year-old woman is shot in the head by her stepfather for not adhering to Islamic practices.|
|2011.09.11||USA||Waltham, MA||3||0||Three Jewish men have their throats slashed by Muslim terrorists.|
|2012.01.15||USA||Houston, TX||1||0||A 30-year-old Christian convert is shot to death by a devout Muslim for helping to convert his daughter.|
|2012.11.12||USA||Houston, TX||1||0||A 28-year-old American man is shot to death by a conservative Muslim over an alleged role in converting a woman to Christianity.|
|2013.02.07||USA||Buena Vista, NJ||2||0||A Muslim targets and beheads two Christian Coptic immigrants.|
|2013.03.24||USA||Ashtabula, OH||1||0||A Muslim convert walks into a church service with a Quran and guns down his Christian father while praising Allah.|
|2013.04.15||USA||Boston, MA||3||264||Foreign-born Muslims describing themselves as ‘very religious’ detonate two bombs packed with ball bearings at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and causing several more to lose limbs.|
|2013.04.19||USA||Boston, MA||1||1||Jihadists gun down a university police officer sitting in his car.|
|2013.08.04||USA||Richmond, CA||1||0||A convert “on a mission from Allah” stabs a store clerk to death.|
|2014.03.06||USA||Port Bolivar, TX||2||0||A Muslim man shoots his lesbian daughter and her lover to death and leaves a copy of the Quran open to a page condemning homosexuality.|
|2014.04.27||USA||Skyway, WA||1||0||A 30-year-old man is murdered by a Muslim fanatic.|
|2014.06.01||USA||Seattle, WA||2||0||Two homosexuals are murdered by an Islamic extremist.|
|2014.06.25||USA||West Orange, NJ||1||0||A 19-year-old college student is shot to death ‘in revenge’ for Muslim deaths overseas.|
|2014.09.25||USA||Moore, OK||1||1||A Sharia advocate beheads a woman after calling for Islamic terror and posting an Islamist beheading photo.|
|2014.12.18||USA||Morganton, NC||1||0||A 74-year-old man is shot several times in the head by a ‘radicalized’ ISIS supporter.|
|2015.07.16||USA||Chattanooga, TN||5||2||A ‘devout Muslim’ stages a suicide attack on a recruiting center at a strip mall and a naval center which leaves five dead.|
|2015.12.02||USA||San Bernardino, CA||14||17||A ‘very religious’ Muslim shoots up a Christmas party with his wife, leaving fourteen dead.|
|2016.06.13||USA||Orlando, FL||49||53||An Islamic extremist massacres forty-nine people at a gay nightclub.|
That’s just the last ten years and doesn’t include:
- Mass Muslim immigration wreaking havoc on local neighborhoods and schools
- Rapes and other non-deadly violence by Muslims
- Endless lawsuits by Muslims forcing Islam on Americans
- Billions of tax dollars wasted on security from Muslim terrorists,
- Loss of rights and freedom of speech to Islamic supremacists, and
- Constant media lies about Islam and the false narrative of Islamophobia as Muslims are slaughtering people around the world
No, it’s not complicated. At all. Americans are waking up…albeit too late.