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posted at 11:00 pm on February 27, 2008 by Allahpundit

“Seven percent of 1.3 billion leaves us with . . . 91 million radical Islamists. And to think we were concerned!”

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Oh. OK, our bad. We’ll be leaving the Middle East now. You just had to explain…

Big Daddy Cool on February 27, 2008 at 11:04 PM

Hey they only mostly kill other Muslims that dont agree with them so if its Muslim on Muslim who cares using that kind of logic.

William Amos on February 27, 2008 at 11:06 PM

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.

It shows that the overwhelming majority of Muslims condemned the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 and other subsequent terrorist attacks, the authors of the study said in Washington.

When? Where? Did I miss a memo?

knivek on February 27, 2008 at 11:08 PM

I just hope none of them are named Hussein. Wait, can I still say that?

Mormon Doc on February 27, 2008 at 11:16 PM

“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.”

And I’m sure that was a wide-ranging polling sample. We all know every Islamic extremist can’t wait to be interviewed by an infidel polling company.

It shows that the overwhelming majority of Muslims condemned the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 and other subsequent terrorist attacks, the authors of the study said in Washington.

As evidence by the wide-spread cheering and celebrations in the streets of Islamic countries.

amerpundit on February 27, 2008 at 11:18 PM

Who are they kidding? Is anyone buying this really?

shibumiglass on February 27, 2008 at 11:20 PM

The first comment left at the link made me laugh. Said the rest believe in Compassionate Caliphatism.

Spirit of 1776 on February 27, 2008 at 11:23 PM

So if the way to fight terrorism is to ‘invest in the education systems of other countries’ (per Michelle Obama), and there are say 2,000 reducated per school, that means we taxpayers only have to cough up 46,000 schools (or so). Of course we will have to watch the drop-out rate.

Count me in.

Limerick on February 27, 2008 at 11:23 PM

REDucated? LOL was that intentional?

funky chicken on February 27, 2008 at 11:25 PM

funky chicken on February 27, 2008 at 11:25 PM

Hardly….fat fingers + beer + skill level

Limerick on February 27, 2008 at 11:28 PM

Does this mean that there is 91 million radicals who believe B.Obama should be executed for apostasy?

meci on February 27, 2008 at 11:42 PM

I like the percentage…….(7% and all)

But, if you extapolate out to the new figures of 30 million illegal aliens in the United States, and using the same results, 7% are criminals in our society (understated), that comes to about 2,100,000 people in this country that would rape, rob, and kill you on top of the worlds radical Islamists…… or is my math wrong?

Anyone else tired of asking where the damn fence is? Or do we wait until the figure for criminal illegal aliens reaches a bogus, talking point, MSM number, like….. 12,000,000? (Not counting the radical Islamists)

Seven Percent Solution on February 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM

Does this mean that there is 91 million radicals who believe B.Obama should be executed for apostasy?

meci on February 27, 2008 at 11:42 PM

Now that’s what I call ‘hope’.

shibumiglass on February 27, 2008 at 11:48 PM

can’t believe i just said that. going to bed now….

shibumiglass on February 27, 2008 at 11:48 PM

Limerick

Really? Michelle Obama wants our tax dollars to educate other countries?
I guess they don’t have enough “maps” in “the Iraq”.

jgapinoy on February 27, 2008 at 11:50 PM

Ninety one Billion radical Muslims.

To quote from the movie,Jaws;”Where going to need a bigger boat!

I’ll improvise,Where going to need a bigger Asteroid!
Seriously tho,I’m only kidding.

canopfor on February 27, 2008 at 11:58 PM

“We need to find out from one billion rational human beings why they largely refuse to stand up for humanity …”

So, you think there are a billion rational muslims? Just because they’re not part of the problem doesn’t mean they’re part of the solution. I wish they were, this is why we are liberating them, but you can’t count on them. I hope that over time, with examples in Iraq and Afghanistan that they will see that they can be free too, I pray that they learn from the Iraqi and Afghan people who are standing up and fighting against the islamic terrorist who want to oppress them. Then maybe, after a generation or two, we’ll see a billion rational muslims, but right now, their religion prevents them from being rational.

This is all explained very well in a book, “The Suicide of Reason”, but it basically says that the Rational West is commiting suicide by allowing the Irrational Tribalists take over Europe.

Tony737 on February 27, 2008 at 11:59 PM

I’ve never heard the 1.3 billion figure. I think it’s more like 700 million. Seven percent…only 49 million Islamofascists chanting “Death to America!” That makes me feel better.

jgapinoy on February 28, 2008 at 12:04 AM

90,999,988.

Our guys must have gotten at least a dozen of them yesterday.

The Koran has to be debunked.

It’s the vector.

No “holy” Koran, no source of psychopaths.

Yo scholars! Let’s get those Yemeni Koran fragments published and expose the fraud that is the “perfect” Koran, ASAP.

Drive a stake through it, and the rest withers away.

profitsbeard on February 28, 2008 at 12:09 AM

almost a billion…mark steyn said years ago that it was the demographics that are gonna get us…

JustTruth101 on February 28, 2008 at 12:11 AM

jgapinoy on February 28, 2008 at 12:04 AM

I guess someone forgot to carry the 2 (sorry)…… so no need to kiss my son tonight, hold him extra close, and pray for out future. There are people like OB and Clinton, Inc. out there looking out for me.

I feel so much better………

Seven Percent Solution on February 28, 2008 at 12:13 AM

Note that “politically radical” doesn’t mean that they’re a box cutter and an airline ticket away from a terrorist attack against America. But then again, that’s not something you can really poll for with much accuracy.

All the “we’re safe because Bush has kept us safe” people should be tucked in for night-night by now, so here’s my exit question: 91 million Islamic “politcal radicals,” and yet no major terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. What gives?

Mark Jaquith on February 28, 2008 at 12:14 AM

Big government democracy, ha, ha, ha…
Wait…wait…
Isn’t that us?

winewife on February 28, 2008 at 12:15 AM

I don’t know if the number of radicalized Muslims is correct but if you study the doctrine of Islam you certainly have to start asking some hard questions. Very un-PC questions.

The work that Robert Spencer and others have done makes me think that the only reason the reason of radicalized Muslims is such a small percentage is that they represent the segment of populace that is fully informed. It seems like those that really study the Quran is teaching become either radicalized or reject the entire system of belief.

Mormon Doc on February 28, 2008 at 12:17 AM

91 million Islamic “political radicals,” and yet no major terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. What gives?

They’ve been busy elsewhere. Iraq for example. Pakistan for second. Palestine for a third. The UK for a fourth. We’ve the advantage of both distance and perhaps intelligence services.

Spirit of 1776 on February 28, 2008 at 12:18 AM

Mark Jaquith

What do you mean “What gives?” Are you making an implication? Forgive me for being obtuse but I just don’t want to infer the wrong thing from you wrote.

Mormon Doc on February 28, 2008 at 12:19 AM

Our guys must have gotten at least a dozen of them yesterday.

profitsbeard on February 28, 2008 at 12:09 AM

Yeah, “paradise” must be getting pretty crowded here lately.

labrat on February 28, 2008 at 12:36 AM

NUKES-The great equalizer or better yet the 7% solution. Gotta love them.

surfergod on February 28, 2008 at 12:38 AM

There are people like OB and Clinton, Inc. out there looking out for me.

I feel so much better………

Seven Percent Solution on February 28, 2008 at 12:13 AM

You should, we’re entering a brave new world.

labrat on February 28, 2008 at 12:40 AM

Vote or Die literally.

Your life depends on it.

Chakra Hammer on February 28, 2008 at 12:43 AM

Of course if your in for fun my Freinds on another BBS love to sneak onto an Islamic Board that is in Great Britian

http://www.islamicboard.com/general-forums/

Be prepared to hold your nose however because they dont like dirty Kufar and insist that the West is at war with Islam.

William Amos on February 28, 2008 at 12:46 AM

Opps I take it back seems that BBS is in the US

William Amos on February 28, 2008 at 12:55 AM

91 million radical Islamists

So out of 1.3 billion, that’s only what…., 1/3 the population of the United States, and only it took only 19 to kill over 3,000 in just a few short hours.

Kini on February 28, 2008 at 12:57 AM

It shows that the overwhelming majority of Muslims condemned the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001 and other subsequent terrorist attacks, the authors of the study said in Washington.

You would think they would move beyond condemning and eventually get around to actually DOING something about those in their midst.

91Veteran on February 28, 2008 at 1:23 AM

1.3 billion Muslims are moderates and only seven percent are politically radical,

I wonder what percentage of that 1.3 billion are their version of anti war whackos or ODSers? (Osama derangement syndrome)

Speakup on February 28, 2008 at 1:26 AM

I’ll improvise,Where going to need a bigger Asteroid!
Seriously tho,I’m only kidding.

canopfor on February 27, 2008 at 11:58 PM

How about “need a bigger island” as in Gitmo?

91Veteran on February 28, 2008 at 1:27 AM

But, if you extapolate out to the new figures of 30 million illegal aliens in the United States, and using the same results, 7% are criminals in our society (understated), that comes to about 2,100,000 people in this country that would rape, rob, and kill you on top of the worlds radical Islamists…… or is my math wrong?

Seven Percent Solution on February 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM

I think you slipped a decimal point: According to my calculations, 100% of “illegal aliens” are criminals!!

landlines on February 28, 2008 at 1:30 AM

91 million radical Islamists

So out of 1.3 billion, that’s only what…., 1/3 the population of the United States, and only it took only 19 to kill over 3,000 in just a few short hours.

Kini on February 28, 2008 at 12:57 AM

That should put it in perspective. And add the fact that we can’t even count our own population correctly….

R D on February 28, 2008 at 1:42 AM

I check my daughter’s homework evry night and her history class naturally goes through all the great cilizations and their eventual demise…I think I’m seeing the pattern here of the beginning of the demise of the great U S of A.

CCRWM on February 28, 2008 at 1:45 AM

jgapinoy on February 27, 2008 at 11:50 PM

Mrs Obama did an interview with Couric around the 15th(?).
That is exactly what she said.

Limerick on February 28, 2008 at 1:49 AM

But, if you extapolate out to the new figures of 30 million illegal aliens in the United States, and using the same results, 7% are criminals in our society (understated), that comes to about 2,100,000 people in this country that would rape, rob, and kill you on top of the worlds radical Islamists…… or is my math wrong?

Seven Percent Solution on February 27, 2008 at 11:47 PM

Don’t worry about your math as that is fine.

But, do worry about location, location, location as well as the fable about the lobster and the hot water.

MB4 on February 28, 2008 at 1:50 AM

I think I’m seeing the pattern here of the beginning of the demise of the great U S of A.

CCRWM on February 28, 2008 at 1:45 AM

God protects fools, drunks and Americans.

But that credit card is close to being overdrawn.

MB4 on February 28, 2008 at 1:55 AM

Such surveys only go to prove that pollsters are nuts! They actually believe answers received to their questions!

OldEnglish on February 28, 2008 at 2:38 AM

three continents and took six years to complete…

… based on more than 50,000 interviews…

How accurate are polls given the sampling is still less than 1 billion of a percent. In this case, the body count should speak for itself.

Myself, at the end of being polled on the phone, I say “God Bless”, as apposed to “Allah Akbar”.

Then go dancing in the streets after 911.

Kini on February 28, 2008 at 2:45 AM

The first comment left at the link made me laugh. Said the rest believe in Compassionate Caliphatism.

Spirit of 1776 on February 27, 2008 at 11:23 PM

Yes, I laughed out loud reading that one as well…

Zorro on February 28, 2008 at 7:02 AM

How many Bolsheviks were there in Russia in 1916?

How many Nazis were there in Germany in 1932?

This study would have some weight and merit and not be laughable if it weren’t for the fact that there isn’t any loud, consistent, credible voice of Muslim moderation.

Absent that, historically it is the committed and vocal minority that will take control.

Typhoon on February 28, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Educate Muslims in other countries by exporting our public school methods?

Then they’ll REALLY hate us.

NoDonkey on February 28, 2008 at 10:54 AM

I can see how this would impact our strategy in the overall GWOT. Does it have anything at all to do with our decision to single out Iraq and Afghanistan for American intervention?

It doesn’t seem to me that they are any different from any other Islamic nation, like Egypt or Saudi Arabia. I would bet that the percentage of radical Islamists is much greater in the latter.

reddog on February 28, 2008 at 12:13 PM

shouldn’t everyone be excited and happy to read this? Or is it that the hatred of Muslims on this site is rooted in irrational bigotry?
pshh naww

crr6 on February 28, 2008 at 12:59 PM