Alarming Pew Poll Data on Islam despite Pew’s Taqiya
The recent Pew poll on the attitudes of Muslims worldwide is not worth the paper it is written on. Most of the questions were designed to present Islam as normal and Muslims as no different from average Americans. Indeed, the conclusion of the Pew Poll (discussed below) is: Muslims in their belief are little different from Protestants.
When you read the outcomes of Pew Polls on Islam, you need to understand that there is no multiplicity of Islam—no moderate or radical Islam, no Western version, Indonesian or Saudi Islam. Islam is an evil religious creed—one and only one—which is founded exclusively on the Quran and Sunnah. The difference between Islam practiced in different Muslims countries lies only in the degree real Islam is applied.
Muslims, regard the Quran as a holy and divine law-book for to the point application for all eternity. Muslims cannot question or doubt almighty Allah’s words contained in their Quran, and a copy of the Quran is preserved in Heaven. Its ideas are absolutely true and beyond all criticism. Question anything from the Quran amounts to questioning the very wisdom of the Omniscient God, and hence blasphemous. A Muslim's only duty is to believe every word of the Quran and obey them as divine commands of the almighty creator. Muslims, who question just one word of the Quran, become apostates of Islam, deserving death penalty.
According to sacred Islam Islamic law, Muslims can be killed (beheaded) for any of the following:
(1) Reviling Allah or his Messenger;
(2) being sarcastic about Allah's name, His command, His interdiction, His promise, or His threat';
(3) denying any verse of the Quran or 'anything which by scholarly consensus belongs to it, or to add a verse that does not belong to it';
(4) holding that 'any of Allah's messengers or prophets are liars, or to deny their being sent';
(5) reviling the religion of Islam;
(6) being sarcastic about any ruling of the Sacred Law;
(7) denying that Allah intended 'the Prophet's message to be the religion followed by the entire world.
Now let us see some of Pew Polls data:
Although obvious from the poll data, Pew does not discuss the fact that approximately 80% of Muslims worldwide—that is, some 1.2 billion—want to live under Sharia Law.
This poll data points to a clearly dangerous attitude among Muslims. Taken at face value, 45% or 675 million Muslims want to impose Islamic religious law upon non-Muslims. It is perfectly in sync with the demand of Islam that all other religions and systems of government must be destroyed and replaced by the Islamic religion and law. All non-Muslims must live under Sharia.
In discussing this data, Pew writes:
"Views on punishments such as chopping off thieves' hands or decreeing death for apostates 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."
The proportion of Muslims, who support severe punishments for criminals and executing apostates, especially in South Asia and the Middle East-North Africa regions, are truly alarming. In the case of punishments, 60% of Muslims—i.e. 0.9 billion—want severe punishment for criminals and 0.8 billion want execution of Apostates.
What are the severe punishments for criminals? Let us take a look.
CUT OFF THIEVES HANDS: Quran 5:38: “Cut off the hands of thieves, whether they are male or female, as punishment for what they have done-a deterrent from God: God is almighty and wise. But if anyone repents after his wrongdoing and makes amends, God will accept his repentance: God is most forgiving and merciful.”
Pew states that this is "far from monolithic". But 0.8 to 0.9 billion of the estimated 1.4 billion Muslims does not make it very far. Instead, this line of thinking is rather mainstream among Muslims to say the least. And nothing to be surprised about it! The Quran is a holy book of Islamic God’s divine commandments. Its prescriptions and proscriptions are to be obeyed by Muslims to the point.
MURDER APOSTATES OF ISLAM: Verse 4:89 – verse of murdering the apostates:
“They but wish that ye should reject Faith, as they do, and thus be on the same footing (as they): But take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah (From what is forbidden). But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”
Likewise, Bukhari 4.52.260 says:
“The Prophet said, ‘If a Muslim discards his religion, kill him.”
In verse 5:33, Allah said about punishing apostates,
“they shall be killed or crucified or their hands and feet be cut off from the opposite sides, or exiled from the land. That is their disgrace in this world; and a great torment is theirs in the hereafter."
Civilized humanity today takes a firm stand that one has the right to believe or not to believe in a God or religion, or not to believe at all. And here, a massive 0.8 billion Muslims worldwide demand death for leaving Islam in the Pew Polls. And Pew shows the sheer guile to whitewash the atrocious attitude of Muslims by terming it “far from monolithic”.
This set of questions were designed to create a positive image of Muslims. Pew also does not mention the facts that there is nothing normal in Islam about homosexuality and sex outside of marriage, as both behavior, deemed non-criminal in Western societies, must be dealt with death penalty in divine Islamic law, while a severe beating can be administered for drinking alcohol.
MURDERING GAYS: Hadith Abu Dawud 4447 demands death for homosexual acts:
'If you find anyone doing as Lot's people did, kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done'
Another hadith says that homosexuals should be burned alive or killed by throwing them under walls:
Ibn Abbas and Abu Huraira reported God's messenger as saying, 'Accursed is he who does what Lot's people did.' In a version…. on the authority of Ibn Abbas it says that Ali [Muhammad's cousin and son—in—law] had two people burned and that Abu Bakr [Muhammad's chief companion] had a wall thrown down on them. (Mishkat, vol. 1, p. 765, Prescribed Punishments)
Adultery and fornication must be punished by flogging with a hundred stripes: Quran 24:2 says on punishing for adultery or fornication:
“The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, - flog each of them with a hundred stripes: Let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by God, if ye believe in God and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.”
This verse leaves no other option for Muslims, but punish those, who happen to engage in homosexual or extra-marital sex, with sever punishments, even death.
"More than four-fifths of the 38,000 Muslims interviewed in 39 countries said non-Muslims in their countries could practice their faith freely and that this was good. This view was strongest in South Asia, where 97 per cent of Bangladeshis and 96 per cent of Pakistanis agreed, while the lowest Middle Eastern result was 77 per cent in Egypt."
Around the world, Muslims heralded religious freedom
Despite views that Islam should influence politics and law, an overwhelming number of Muslims told Pew that religious freedom was a good thing.
Ninety-seven percent of Muslims in South Asia, 95% in Eastern Europe, 94% in sub-Saharan Africa and 85% in the Middle East and North Africa responded positively to religious freedom, according to the poll.
“Overall, Muslims broadly support the idea of religious freedom,” the study states. “Among Muslims who say people of different religions are very free to practice their faith, three-quarters or more in each country say this is a good thing."
One is left to wonder from where Pew manufactures these data on Muslims attitude toward religious freedom for non-Muslims in Islamic countries, when Pew’s own data shows that 45% of the world’s Muslims want Sharia Law being imposed on non-Muslims. How then suddenly 80% of Muslims around the world support religious freedom for non-Muslims, thereby heralding “religious freedom”. Still 20% of Muslims—i.e. 320 million globally—are against religious freedom for non-Muslims. Pew should also understand that freedom of religion for Muslims means the freedom to practice Islam only. It is the central directive of Islam to conquer all nations of the world, destroy all non-Islamic religions, so that Islam becomes the only religion on earth. Ridiculous as it is, Pew tells us that 96% of Muslims in Pakistan calls for religious freedom of non-Muslims in that country, when the whole world knows that there is no freedom of religion in Pakistan. It is nearly impossible for Christians to build a church in Indonesia, Bangladesh or Pakistan. What a way for Muslims to herald religious freedom—all thanks to Pew!
Whatever Muslims may say to gullible Pew, there is not scope for religious freedom for non-Muslims in Islam. As per the Quran, Islam is the only religion Allah has chosen for all humanity and Muslims might fight until Islam becomes the sole religion practiced in the world:
Allah has perfected Islam and it is the only religion for mankind (last verse revealed, and so, the final word of Allah disclosed to Muhammad)... 5:3
The only religion is the religion of Allah, Islam…16:52
Islam is the perfect religion; it will dominate all other religions...9:33
Can't worship anything other than Allah; Islam is the only right religion (the purpose of an Islamic state)...12:40
There is only one God (Allah) and all should bow to Islam...21:108
Allah proclaims Islam (the religion of truth) over all other religions…48:28
Allah has sent Muhammad to proclaim the 'Religion of Truth’ (Islam) over all religions...61:9
Muslims must fight until Islam becomes the only religion on earth (8:39, 2:193)
This is fundamental demand of Islam, which the world’s entire 1.6 billion Muslims believe in principle.
Pew on religious conflicts: According to Pew,
"Conflict with other religions loomed larger, with 68 percent in Lebanon saying it was a big problem, 65 percent in Tunisia, 60 percent in Nigeria and 57 percent in Pakistan."
What Pew does not mention here is that it is exclusively Islam that creates each and every of those conflicts with non-Islamic religions. It is Muslims in Egypt who attack Coptic Christians, burn their churches, and rape their women. It is Muslims in Nigeria and Pakistan who murder Christians and Hindus.
Pew’s suicide-bombing whitewashing: On support for suicide bombing Pew writes:
"Suicide bombing was mostly rejected in the study by the Washington-based Pew Forum, but it won 40 percent support in the Palestinian territories, 39 percent in Afghanistan, 29 percent in Egypt and 26 percent in Bangladesh."
What a way for Pew to interpret Poll data? Just think about the situation that 26 or 39% American Christians supporting suicide-bombing for establishing their religious views in America! Would Pew then say that Americans reject suicide-bombing? Even if Pew does, that will be a terrifying situation in America to say the least. Make no mistake that some 600 million Muslims worldwide support Suicide bombing.
On American Muslims’ friendship with Kafirs
On making friends with non-Muslim among American Muslims, Pew writes:
"Additionally, U.S. Muslims were more likely to have friends who were not Muslim.
“About half of U.S. Muslims say that all (7%) or most (41%) of their close friends are followers of Islam, and half say that some (36%) or hardly any (14%) of their close friends are Muslim,” the survey reports. By contrast, an average of 95% of Muslims outside the United States said “most or all of their friends are Muslims"
In Islam, Muslims are allowed to have kafirs as friends as God’s divine prohibition:
3.28: “Let believers not make friends with infidels in preference to the faithful. He that does this has nothing to hope for from God.”
5.51: “O you who believe! Take not the Jews and Christians for friends, they are friends one to another. He among you who takes them for friends is one of them.”
This means that 2.5 million American Muslims have very little contact with non-Muslims. Therefore, the much hyped-up integration of Muslims in the USA is mostly a fantasy. A fully integrated Muslim must believe in equality of all peoples, equality of men and women, democracy and freedom. And that is not allowed in Islam. So, one need not be surprised to find that such a large number of American Muslims at all not integrated in American society. Europe is paying serious attention toward integrating her Muslim residents in mainstream society. It is high time that America does the same than hyping up fantasy surrounding integration of Muslims.
On Muslim believing Islam as the only true religion
"In all but a handful of the 39 countries surveyed, a majority of Muslims say that Islam is the one true faith leading to eternal life in heaven and that belief in God is necessary to be a moral person.
An overwhelming number of Muslims outside the United States told Pew that “Islam is the only religion that leads to eternal life in heaven.” Ninety-six percent of Egyptians and Jordanians, 95% of Iraqis and 94% of Moroccan Muslims responded that “Islam alone” leads to heaven.
When all Muslims outside the United States were considered, only 18% said many religions can lead to heaven. In the United States, that number is 56%, according to the 2011 survey.
US Muslims are generally less likely than the general US population to believe that many religions can lead to eternal life (56 vs. 70 percent).
But they are in the middle of the pack when it comes to viewing their religion as the one true faith. About 33 percent of US Muslims believe that, similar to historically black Protestant churches (34 percent) and evangelical Protestant churches (36 percent). A higher share of Mormons (56 percent) felt that way, while the level was lower for a number of other faiths. Sixteen percent of Roman Catholics, 12 percent of mainline Protestants, and 5 percent of Jews in the US saw their religion as the one true faith."
Above analysis of Pew need to be accompanies with the reality of Islam that eternal life is guaranteed to Muslims, who murders kafirs as per Quran 9:111. Muslims killing kafirs on Jihad ascends to eternal life in Islamic Paradise filled with exquisite virgins for sexual pleasures.
Pew has tried to draw parity between Islam and Christianity, when Christians would overwhelmingly hold many of Islam teachings, some mentioned above, as abhorrent.