The Vast Majority of Muslims HATE ISIS and Terrorism

The Times of India reported yesterday:

Nearly 70,000 [Muslim] clerics [from around the world] came together and passed a fatwa [i.e. Islamic legal decree] against terrorist organizations, including IS, Taliban and al-Qaida. These are “not Islamic organizations,” the clerics said to a sea of followers, adding that the members of these outfits were “not Muslims”.


As documented  by Metrocosm, what Americans assume about Muslim support for ISIS is very different from reality:

American perceptions of isis

According to a Brookings report from last January:

  • 40% of Americans believe most Muslims oppose ISIS.
  • 14% think most Muslims support ISIS.
  • And 44% (the plurality) of Americans believe Muslim views are evenly balanced on the issue.


Last month, the International Business Times cited a study from Pew Research Center concluding ISIS is “almost universally hated.”


What the Muslim world actually thinks of ISIS

Looking only at scientific opinion polls, the results are actually very consistent.

The figures in the map below come from surveys conducted by six different research organizations, covering a combined 20 countries in the Muslim world.

what muslims really think of isisIn the Muslim world, support for ISIS is low across the board.

In 15 of the 20 countries shown, support for ISIS is in the single digits. And with the exception of Syria, in no country is it greater than 15%.


Pew notes:

In Lebanon, a victim of one of the most recent attacks, almost every person surveyed who gave an opinion had an unfavorable view of ISIS, including 99% with a very unfavorable opinion. Distaste toward ISIS was shared by Lebanese Sunni Muslims (98% unfavorable) and 100% of Shia Muslims and Lebanese Christians.

Israelis (97%) and Jordanians (94%) were also strongly opposed to ISIS as of spring 2015, including 91% of Israeli Arabs. And 84% in the Palestinian territories had a negative view of ISIS, both in the Gaza Strip (92%) and the West Bank (79%).

Indeed, as we’ve previously point out, Muslim leaders have been speaking out against Islamic terrorism for years … but we never hear about it from the mainstream American media.

Father Elias Mallon of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association remarks:

“Why aren’t Muslims speaking out against these atrocities?” The answer is: Muslims have been speaking out in the strongest terms, condemning the crimes against humanity committed by [extremists] in the name of Islam.

And Rabbi Marc Schneier notes in the Washington Post that the moderate Muslim majority is speaking out against the extremists … but “we’re just not listening.”

Sadly, the U.S. and West are backing the two main countries that support ISIS and Islamic terrorism: Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

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  • hvaiallverden

    Guilt by association, an ancient trick from the book of how to obscure facts and history.
    As sayed before, where do people gett their info from, talk about Russia and they scream Stalin/Hitler back at you, spiced with a Mao or two.
    Socialists, is an curse and faith wurse than death, if you gett infected, an their paranoia is against anyone whom dont drule along with their moronic drivell served as “history”.
    FoxNews, Jihadwatch, any better, but the wurst scums of them all, and thats the MSM.

    Articles upon articles about “all muslims are terrorists, juts look at them” storys, culture and events, shaken and stired to an unregognosable mix of bullshit and shinnola.
    Even Palestinians is exectuted by the Turk…… sory, ISIS scums, whom happends to be packed to the brim with Weponds from the imperial banana republic UssA.
    Yea, what could go wrong.
    And doooo blame Iran for something as well, morons.

    The rightwinged freaks have this as their fevorite tool of raping anyones perseptions of Muslims, with Cutt and Paist of events, whom in moust cases havent anything to do woth Islam, but Colture and evil crimes, period.
    But do that against them, with someone from the NeoCons or whatever, and point of their culture, and partys consensusses and belifs, they go bananas and yells is circles, dont blem us, because of what That person did, sounds familiare.


  • desertspeaks

    I so love skewed poles that support an AGENDA!

  • Pravda01

    The vast majority of Muslims oppresses women!

  • ShermanTMcCoy

    The muslim religion recommends lying to further the cause of islam, so it’s pretty difficult to believe anything they say.

  • Chris

    We need to rid the earth of all middle eastern Islamic fucks or whatever the’re called, they are the only race that continues to fuck up year after year. This world would be better off with out them. We as Americans need to stop taking them in and start killing them all, there believes are corrupt and anti American. These’s goat fuckers are simple minded fucks that don’t deserve to live. who ever doesn’t believe in this needs to die with them, so let me know who you are.