War on Terror Update

Rasmussen, April 20, 2015

The number of voters who believe terrorists are winning the fight against the United States and its allies continues to grow, while views of Muslims in general and U.S. relations with the Islamic world have worsened.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the United States and its allies are winning the War on Terror. That’s down from the 33% measured in March, but still above findings for most of last year. But now 39% think the terrorists are winning the war, up from 33% in the previous survey and the highest level of pessimism since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. {snip}


Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters now believe most Muslims worldwide view the United States as an enemy, up from 39% earlier this year  and tying the highest level last measured in August 2013. Thirty-three percent (33%) disagree and say most Muslims around the world do not view America as an enemy. Nineteen percent (19%) are not sure.


Over half (52%) believe U.S. relations with the Islamic world are worse today than they were five years ago, up from 44% last August.  Just 12% think U.S.-Islamic relations are better since Obama’s speech in Cairo just over five years ago, while 27% say those relations are about the same.


Seventy-five percent (75%) of Americans agree that Islamic religious leaders need to do more to emphasize the peaceful beliefs of their faith, and 52% believe Islam as practiced today encourages violence more than most other religions.


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  • A parody story I wrote about six years ago. If you think I was a bit inspired by the classic Onion headline, “Drugs Win Drug War,” you’re right.


    Terror Wins War on Terror

    TERRORABAD, Terroristan (FNN) — Leaders from twenty-five allied countries, lead by the United States, signed an agreement of surrender today, effectively signaling the victory of Terror in the War on Terror.

    The agreement, signed on the aircraft carrier TSS Ramsi Yousef, means that all surrendering countries must agree to Terroristani-sponsored weapons inspections, and therefore must remove any WMDs they possess. Signatories agreed to convert their countries’ respective legal codes to Shari’a with all due haste. All women must be in hijabs or burquas by Ramadan, surrendering countries also agreeing to adopt the Islamic luni-solar calendar.

    Among other terms of surrender are that the military leaders of the twenty-five countries facing war crimes trials in Terrorabad, and those countries giving enough bronze and artisans to the government of Terroristan so that they construct a 50-foot statue of former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Jamie Gorelick in the center of Terrorabad Town Square.


    • They’re actually completely correct when they call it a “War on Islam”. We didn’t call World War Two a “War on Blitzkrieg” or a “War on Carrier Airstrikes”, did we?

      • Lexonaut

        And they shall beat their women into plowshares … or something.

      • ElComadreja

        It’s infuriating. The west continues to deny we’re at war with Islam while that is exactly the way the Muslims see it. We’ve been at war with them for hundreds of years. We’ve forgotten that. They haven’t.

  • superlloyd

    Only half! The other half must be blacks and deluded liberals.

    • Zimriel

      Jeremiah Wright’s congregation of affirmative-action twits, yes.

      Not so sure about the rural blacks. They are heavily Christian, if (still) not the sort of Christian we’re used to. Their pastors are in competition with the Muslims.

    • ElComadreja

      And half-wit mestizos.

  • IstvanIN

    Blessed is the race and religion who has his own.

  • TheMaskedUnit

    I thought the US was their ally, at least the our government and major political party. Like Ebola, this stuff doesn’t just get across the Atlantic on it’s own power.

  • Johann Wald

    This comes as no surprise considering most Americans get their news from MSM sources. These same sources also have 60% of Americans believing the Zionist baloney about the “Iranian nuclear threat”. Iran doesn’t even have a viable reactor to produce electricity, let alone weapons capability. Besides, it’s not been Muslims that have been working overtime and behind the scenes to promote open borders, unlimited immigration and destroying the Constitution piece by piece, especially the 1st and 2nd Amendments. MSM and the Feds have no credibility. You know they’re lying when their lips are moving.

    • DaveMed

      Sure… “Johann.”

      • Johann Wald

        It’s a screen name troll. I could have picked Shlomo Witzenpearlberg, Kunte Kinte or Oogabooga Gagooga. Translated it means John Forest. Now, why don’t you take a stab at trying to discredit the perfectly factual statements I made instead of implying that my “German” screen name somehow diminishes my credibility? I suspect not and, of course, we all know who has it in for the Germans, don’t we?

        • DaveMed

          I have no problem with Germans. That wasn’t the point.

  • Paleoconn

    War on Terror expiry date: never. This is the biggest bill of goods sold on the Murrican public since the 1965 Immigration Act.

    • Hank Richter

      Thank you, glad someone else sees it. I like you name, are you a Pat Buchanan fan by chance?

  • “Half of Americans believe Muslims worldwide view the US as an enemy”.
    –Original article

    The other half are criminally insane.

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  • Zimriel

    It really isn’t rocket-science. Here is a secular Constitution on the one hand, and there is a theocratic Qur’an on the other.

    Half this country is simply too ignorant or dishonest to vote.

  • libertarian1234

    “Seventy-five percent (75%) of Americans agree that Islamic religious leaders need to do more to emphasize the peaceful beliefs of their faith, ”

    The entire conglomeration of Islam,: The Koran, the Sira and the Hadith, all are rife with a call for violence, abuse, persecution, and murder of Christians, if they don’t convert, so what can Islamic leaders tell them? Skip pages 4 through 900 and just follow the teachings and commands on pages 1, 2, 3 and 901? The entire writings are rife with a call to violence of some sort or another, including wife-beating, stoning and honor killings.

    “and 52% believe Islam as practiced today encourages violence more than most other religions.”

    And the other 48% live in caves and think Islam is a basketball team.

    • Lexonaut

      ” … Islam is a basketball team.”

      The Islam Dunkers, for example?

    • ElComadreja

      When Bush came out with that “religion of peace” crap I knew we were done.

      • newscomments70

        I heard Jeb is transitioning.

  • MrBiIIGoode .


    • InAFreeCountry


      • Lexonaut

        “I don’t always marry first graders, but when I do …”

        Oh dear. (What’s the Arabic for chuckle, chuckle, snort snort.)

        • InAFreeCountry

          Durka durka laugh durka durka. HTH.

  • Light from the East

    Seventy-five percent (75%) of Americans agree that Islamic religious
    leaders need to do more to emphasize the peaceful beliefs of their faith.

    Some Muslims are willing to do that but unfortunately it is basically impossible because Qu’ran has verses rationalizing the violent acts in the name of Allah. The only way to become peaceful is to discard the death cult – Islam.

    • ElComadreja

      There are no peaceful beliefs of their faith concerning non-Muslims.

  • Hank Richter

    I say seal the border, let them all fight each other, if we had our border sealed why am I to lose sleep over this? All of our meddling in the ME has brought us nothing but debt and death and united many of them against us, let them fight, defend our borders, end of story.

    • If we spend 1/10th the amount on scientific research that we spend on useless defense initiatives then we’d have controlled nuclear fusion and could tell the mid East to keep their oil.

  • Hilis Hatki

    War on Terror ?….. they treat us like a bunch of 3rd graders.

  • jaye ellis

    49% of Americans think Muslims see America as the enemy….

    And 1% of Americans are Libertarian loons who are clueless about Muslims, Black Gangbangers, Ebola infected African asylum seekers, 98% Black votes for Obama, Lib Left Dems….

    Got to think it’s the 1% that’s the main problem.

  • Whirlwinder

    Islam has declared war (Jihad) upon America and we snooze. We call it a war on terror. Our Muslim-in-Chief has removed all negative words about Islam, terror, Muslims etc from our lexicon and he is very favorable to the Islamic world. We need to engage the enemy. We are currently losing the war. And Obammy is ok with that.