Tale of 2 Surveys: What U.S. Muslims Believe

Bob Unruh, WND, November 14, 2012

A recent WND/Wenzel poll that assessed the attitudes of American Muslims—finding that nearly half say parodies of Muhammad should be prosecuted criminally and offenders given punishments up to the death penalty— appears to have been confirmed by an unlikely source:  the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

The Islamic activists also took a poll, and while it didn’t ask the question about Muhammad parodies, it did ask another question similar to the WND/Wenzel poll, and the results were similar.

The CAIR assessment said 68 percent of the respondents, in a survey of 500, said they planned to vote for Barack Obama, 7 percent said they would pick Mitt Romney and 25 percent were undecided.

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The groundbreaking scientific WND/Wenzel result, which was compiled several days before the CAIR survey by Wenzel Strategies, found that American Muslims consider mocking Muhammad so serious one in eight believes an offender should face the death penalty.

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The WND/Wenzel poll also found 40 percent of Muslims in America believe they should not be judged by U.S. law and the Constitution but by Shariah standards.

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“Almost half of those Muslims surveyed—an astonishing 46 percent—said they believe those Americans who offer criticism or parodies of Islam should face criminal charges,” said pollster Fritz Wenzel in an analysis of the survey’s results.

“Even more shocking: One in eight respondents said they think those Americans who criticize or parody Islam should face the death penalty, while another nine percent said they were unsure on the question,” he said.

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In Wenzel’s poll, 7.2 percent of the respondents said they “strongly agree” with executing those who parody Islam, and another 4.3 percent said they somewhat agree.

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One in five say Muslim men should be allowed to follow their religion in America and have more than one wife, and 58 percent said criticism of their religion or of Muhammad should not be allowed under the Constitution.

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The Pew Research Center estimates America is home to some 2.6 million Muslims.

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  • Puggg

    Demography is destiny. The more Muslims you have in a country, the more likely it is that Muslim folkways will become law.

    • Francis Galton

      Yes, and our destiny is being written by, among other things, the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Last year alone (fiscal year 2011), the US resettled:

      –9,415 Iraqis
      –3,148 Somalis
      –2,024 Iranians
      –40,575 ADDITIONAL refugees from non-White countries
      –1,257 refugees from White countries (1 from the Netherlands, 1 from Sweden, and 1,255 from the “USSR”?!)

      Oh yeah, let’s not forget:

      –Zimbabwe? A paltry 8 (probably not Whites, either, but I’m not sure.)
      –South Africa? A big, fat ZERO!

      Sorry, Whites, you lose…again….

      • The__Bobster

        That’s just the refugees, a mere drop in the bucket. We imported 100,000 muzzies as legal immigrants last year, many from countries hostile to us.

    • regbf43rgfv54htnrf

      Well in a way I don’t blame them. They are doing what is natural to them and establishing what they find acceptable. Just like if a large group of Europeans were to settle in their country. Things are just spontaneously playing out.

      I blame Liberals who aggregated this problem to begin, mostly from the fear of retaliation from a group willing to use it if they don’t get their way, with doses of hedonism added into mix.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    I would ordinarily be a little suspicious of this poll, being as WND took it. But since CAIR took a similar poll that shows similar results, the data are probably scientific and not politically loaded.

  • Jeddermann

    Jeddermann says that parody and mocking is so broadly defined as to mean almost anything. Even displaying a Bible or wearing a cross might be considered mocking or parody.

  • gibs_me_dat

    We agree- ethno laws for ethnos.

    Let the Whites judge themselves by Kinism, the Jooz by Talmudic, the Mexicans by Aztecia, the Muslims by Sharia, and the blacks by voodoo.

    To make it work, legal and enforced social separation should be a liberty to all.

    But if a White is hurt by “the Other,” then Judge Lynch should preside…

  • crystal evans

    I wonder if these people the survey questioned are new immigrants. Most American Muslims are professionals and do not subscribe to the radical Islam. I heard one Muslim Imam say that he advises his members to live by the law of the land. SInce Sharia law and polygamy are illegal. They are to refrain from this.

    • pcmustgo

      Or maybe you should consort with “professional muslims” too much to understand they are not the majority of them, the majority are a bunch of taxi cab drivers? Kind of like the whole professional middle class black thing.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FWMCMK6U5OWRHYIYJAF2TPFL2U thomas

      Most American Muslims are “professionals?” Oh…you mean like Major Malik Nadal Hasan, the US army officer “alleged” to have gone on on a shooting spree at a military base in Texas, killing 11 people and wounding more than 30 others. He was an Army doctor. What does “professionalism” have to do with it? They are muslims first.

    • Sloppo

      Many Muslims willfully live by the laws of our land and are happy to do so until their numbers grow enough to make Sharia the law of what used to be our land.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Does “many” in this case mean “just a few”?

        • Sloppo

          I meant “many”, but I believe the so-called “moderate Muslims” are just as dangerous to us as the violent ones. Both groups promote Islamic conquest of our lands so they all need to be relocated to places which already have Islamic governments. That would be the most peaceful thing we could do.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Correct. These are not really immigrants. Someone who moves to another country expecting to live under his own laws and not those of his adopted nation is a colonist; not an immigrant.

          • Sloppo

            Agreed. I don’t think I’ve seen it put that way before, but that’s probably the way I’ll explain it in the future.

  • TheCogitator

    Moslems are not compatible with us, and NEVER will be. We need to rid ourselves of them before their numbers grow. They are intolerant of others and are willing to kill those who disagree with them. Give them a chance to leave peaceably. If they do not, put a bounty on them. If we wait, it is them who will put the bounty on us. They hate our kind.

    The First Amendment will be the death of us because it allows for freedom of religion. Moslems will exploit that until they have sufficient numbers, and then only Islam will be tolerated. They certainly do not believe in free speech, and when they are in control there will be no religious freedom either. Moslems have no respect for the rights of women, or anyone for that matter. They are a plague, on the earth, and it is spreading fast.

    We need to get out of their lands, and make them leave ours. We cannot be hypocritical — we must leave them alone and insist they do the same with us. Remember naked people and clothed people do not do well in the same neighborhood. People do best when they are among their own kind — people who look and think like themselves. Multiculturalism is bullshit! Islam is more than a religion, it is a total and all controlling way of life. Religion and government are one.

    • Sloppo

      I agree with you 100%. Physical separation is the only way to have meaningful peace with people who follow Islam. Islam is a system of conquest and those who choose to pretend otherwise are Islam’s enablers.

  • loyalwhitebriton

    There are too many Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics, in your country for you to do anything about it.
    Accept balkanization. Work towards it in a positive way. You have the right to bear arms – we don’t. Use that advantage.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      We didn’t accept Balkanization the first time; we did in North America exactly what Hitler wanted to do to Slavs, but we called our version “Manifest Destiny” instead of “Lebensraum”. If old ideologies like “Reconquista” and “Jihad” are allowed to return, then perhaps a comeback for Manifest Destiny is appropriate.

      I hope this time we don’t stop until we reach Tierra del Fuego, the idea being the creation of circumstances in which it is impossible for Third Worlders to enter the United States by simply crossing a border.

      Perhaps this logical remedy is a little radical for Amren, but so be it.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Does anyone appreciate the way I used “logical remedy” instead of “final solution”?

  • JDInSanDiego

    I think anyone who wants to kill me for mocking “islame” should be considered a terrorist and given permanent refugee status at Guantanamo.

  • Michael Alan Prock

    World Net Daily readers are only slightly less extreme than these Muslims. For example, on the story entitled Is Israel planning EMP attack on Iran? there were nearly 600 comments, of which, the following was not untypical:

    “If Israel does use EMPs I hope it will follow up with enough devastation from conventional weapons to reduce all of Iran’s large cities to rubble. I want to see Iran become the dead zone of the ME.”

    And if you do any criticizing of Israel or of Jewish influence in America, you may find yourself the recipient of some very personal negative attention very close to your home. I know from personal experience.

    • http://twitter.com/Bison1776 Bison1776

      Yeah, WND is largely neo-con (pro-Israel, anti-Muslim except to allow them mass entry in the US), different from paleo-con (meh on Israel, anti-Muslim immigration & leave them alone in their own lands.)

  • Michael_C_Scott

    The hideous irony here is that I am already on the Terrorist Watch List.

    I think Sharia “law” is entirely appropriate for Muslims, ATF agents who lie to get search warrants, and FBI agents like Robert Moen who lie under oath and who use perjured testimony in court.

    I prefer English Common Law or Napoleonic Law, thank you very much.

    • Sloppo

      Do you mind if I ask how that happened to you and how you found out about it?

      • Michael_C_Scott

        You don’t have to do anything to be put on the list; the only requirement is that some anonymous bureaucrat thinks you might do “something”. There is no appeal, since it’s supposed to be secret, and there’s apparently no way to get off the list.

        I found out when one of the city policemen told me.

  • JohnEngelman

    National Lampoon was thinking about making a hilarious spoof on Islam entitled “72 Virgins.” Unfortunately, they seem to have lost their courage.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUYQwCW5ShQ

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Mohammad lost his virginity to his drunk mother in a pigsty.

    Mock mock mock mock mock!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WP6FBJWJYEU7S6TMNJS5D2BB5M Luis

    Unlike many here on Amren, I believe that this country’s next civil war will arise over whose law should rule – the constitutional law we’ve had since 1776, or Islamic sharia law. I can see it happening; but I hope to be long gone (i.e., in my grave) before then.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Does their desire to be judged by Sharia “law” mean that they would have their right hands cut off for petty theft, while the rest of us just get fines and community service?