The Islamic Threat

By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director

  • 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

10 November 2006: No one should be surprised by the information provided yesterday by Eliza Manningham-Buller, the Director-General of MI5, about the terrorist threat facing the UK. The threat of Islamic terrorism predates the attacks of 9/11, and it will continue well into future generations until we lose the lies about Islam that the cancer of political correctness perpetuates. Manningham-Buller provided a tempered glimpse into the massive problem facing Great Britain, noting that the threat posed by Islamic terrorism is “real, here, deadly and enduring.”

The reality is that the threat facing our national security is much greater than anyone has yet dared to say, at least publicly. A 39-page report from July that outlines growing trends of Muslims worldwide provides some insight into the mindset of the “general Muslim population” about a number of topics, from their (lack of) desire to assimilate into western society to their overwhelming support of terrorist organizations like Hamas, and favoring their victory over Israel. As stated by Manningham-Buller , it is evident that more Muslims are moving from passive sympathy towards active terrorism, which has been and continues to be a trend inside the United States.

It is no accident that the UK faces the most serious threat to their country since WWII when one looks at the various results of the July poll. For example, [b]81%[/b] of Muslims in Great Britain consider themselves a Muslim before they consider themselves a citizen of the United Kingdom.  That’s [b][i]81% of Muslims from the general population of Muslims[/i][/b] – not just those who could be labeled as holding extremist views.

Also from the general Muslim population, a clear majority – 3 out of 4 out of 4 Muslims in the UK said that they are sympathetic to the Muslims rioting in France. According to the MI5 director, over 100,000 of UK citizens consider that the July 2005 attacks in London were justified.

imply stated, until people become educated on the Islamic threat and demand honesty from those in charge of protecting our population, we have little chance of prevailing against this insidious threat.

The Pew Global Attitudes Project is a series of worldwide public opinion surveys encompassing a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. The Pew Global Attitudes Project is co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, currently principal, the Albright Group LLC, and by former Senator John C. Danforth, currently partner, Bryan Cave LLP. The project is directed by Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC, that provides information on the issues, attitudes, and trends shaping America and the world.