Ana Kasparian, John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore & Francesca Fiorentini | (The Young Turks) | – –
N. B. Charts courtesy Pew Research Center
[N.B. 6% of Buddhists in Malaysia think well of Daesh (ISIS, ISIL), which either means they see it as anti-imperial or they just don’t know what it is. This statistic should provide context for the small numbers of Muslims who express the same view. – JC ]
“A new poll reveals that the vast majority of muslims throughout the world have an unfavorable opinion of ISIS. Ana Kasparian (The Point), John Iadarola (Think Tank), Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show), Francesca Fiorentini (AJ+) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.
If so many Muslims hate the Islamic State, why do so many people hate all Muslims? . . .
“This chart below is from a Pew survey of global attitudes conducted earlier this year. It shows that vast majorities of people polled in 11 majority-Muslim countries oppose the Islamic State, the militant group also known as ISIS and ISIL.
Vast majorities said they had an overwhelmingly “unfavorable” view of the group, which is responsible for myriad atrocities within the lands it controls in Iraq and Syria, as well as attacks overseas. The countries where there were conspicuous numbers in favor were mostly places far removed from the Islamic State’s ravages and embroiled in their own polarizing struggles over extremism and militancy.
The negative sentiment was shared by Muslims and non-Muslims alike, with Lebanon’s various sectarian camps, for example, strongly united in their opposition to the Islamic State.” “