1 in 4 U.S. Muslims approve of suicide attacks

23 May 2007: Twenty-six percent-(26%) of American Muslims between the ages of 18 to 29 believe that suicide attacks in the name of their religion are legitimate in some cases. Additionally, only forty percent-(40%) believe that Arabs were behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks against America, according to a survey conducted between January and April, 2007 by the Pew Research Center. The findings are a result of more than 55,000 interviews conducted in English, Arabic, Farsi and Urdu inside the U.S. to obtain a base sample of 1,050 Muslims and reach all sections of the Muslim community.

According to the report, about two-thirds of Muslims living in the U.S. are foreign born, with Arabs comprising the majority of the Islamic population, followed by Muslims from Asian countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. The survey also found that among Muslims born in the U.S., about half are African-American.

Last November, the Northeast Intelligence Network reported on a similar survey conducted by the Pew Research Center of British Muslims, noting that:

–75% of British Muslims sympathize with French rioters;

–77% of British Muslims, 83% of Muslims in Spain oppose the US war on terror;

–71% of British Muslims have a favorable opinion of Iran.