Sharia Adherence Mosque Survey: Correlations Between Sharia Adherence and Violent Dogma in U.S. Mosques

Modechai Kedar and David Yerushalmi, Perspectives on Terrorism, November 2011

Abstract

A random survey of 100 representative mosques in the U.S. was conducted to measure the correlation between Sharia adherence and dogma calling for violence against non-believers. Of the 100 mosques surveyed, 51% had texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% had texts rated as moderately advocating violence; and 19% had no violent texts at all. Mosques that presented as Sharia adherent were more likely to feature violence-positive texts on site than were their non-Sharia-adherent counterparts. In 84.5% of the mosques, the imam recommended studying violence-positive texts. The leadership at Sharia-adherent mosques was more likely to recommend that a worshipper study violence-positive texts than leadership at non-Sharia-adherent mosques. Fifty-eight percent of the mosques invited guest imams known to promote violent jihad. The leadership of mosques that featured violence-positive literature was more likely to invite guest imams who were known to promote violent jihad than was the leadership of mosques that did not feature violence-positive literature on mosque premises.

[Editor’s Note: The full study is available here.]

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  • Anonymous

    With wrong with studying extreme texts and getting a different point of view?

  • SS

    As of approximately, 12:22 AM, no comments.

    islam/non-white encroachment/take-over is expected now. All we’re waitin’ on now is fer that First Shot…

  • Anonymous

    “In 84.5% of the mosques, the imam recommended studying violence-positive texts.”

    Then we should be able to deport 84.5% of our Muslims — swiftly, decisively, and with no questions asked. No nation has any obligation to admit or retain immigrants committed to the overthrow of that nation. Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, or Iran don’t put up with subversive immigrants and neither should we.

    And after that’s done, the remaining 15.5% of US Muslims will behave better — knowing that if they don’t watch their manners, they’ll get the boot, too.

  • Kufar

    They should have little reason to complain, since traditional Islam does not permit believers to make permanent habitation outside their House of “Peace” (merchants and missionaries are allowed as temporary visitors or ambassadors). What allows them religious entitlement to remain is only the folly and ignorance of infidel host-authorities in encouraging them to entrench themselves – with mosques, madrassas, halal meat and female head-covering, plus limited but expanding concessions to self-protective sharia practices and self-promoting jihad propaganda.

    In Britain there is the dhimmitude of welfare funding, cowardly responses to their “hate speech” (as opposed to anyone else’s), official communication in Arabic and Urdu, and refusal to deport convicted criminals, etc.

    Last year Amir Khalid, a preacher in relatively tolerant Egypt, said Europeans have fewer children than Muslims and will therefore become a minority in 20 years; an exaggeration perhaps, but warning enough in good time.

    The sooner the nettle is grasped, the better for all concerned. Maybe the last western bastion – the USA – can set the example that Spaniards, Greeks and Sikhs once set; and you don’t have to be a Christian Zionist or a Peikoffian Objectivist to see the problem and its stitch-in-time solution.

  • Anonymous

    Hey, wait! The Learning Channel show “Muslim in America” proves that this just isn’t true. Muslims are exactly like everyone else here, especially Apple Pie, Anglo-Saxon, white teeth, blond haired types. So we ought to accept that they are only missing the teeth and the hair because it is plain that they like apple pie, too.

    Pay no attention to the imams, or this study, Muslims are exactly like you and me and actually will be you and me soon – if we continue to buy shows like “Muslim in America.”

    So support Lowe’s, go buy stuff there. They pulled their advertising from the show.

  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile Newsweek publishes another ‘Nazis are coming” cover story.. every white liberal I talk to worries about “The Christian Right.”

    [http://goo.gl/YxmIA — An editorial about that article — Moderator]

  • Anonymous

    Water is wet, the sun rises in the east and 84.5% of Muslims advocate violence against the inhabitants of their host countries. So what else is new?

  • Futura

    And people wonder why Lowe’s won’t advertise on pro-Mohammedan propaganda shows?

    http://goo.gl/Ugmlm