The Obama Administration has consistently defended Muslims by saying most of them strongly oppose radical Islam. “An overwhelming majority of Muslims reject that interpretation of Islam. It’s very important for us to align ourselves with the 99.9% of Muslims who are looking for the same thing we are looking for,” said Barack Obama, President of the United States.
However, Mr. Obama has not done his research. Instead, he, along with thousands of others, has been more concerned with political correctness and religious liberty. Pew Research recently released chilling data that proves that that 99.9% is not even close to accurate.
Today, there are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world and this number climbs daily. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and as reported by Pew Research, it will surpass Christianity during this century.
According to this data, 42% of French Muslims (between the ages of 18-29) believe suicide bombings against civilians can be justified. While 35% of British Muslims and 26% of American Muslims also agree. That just proves that there are more radical Islam sympathizers out there than the government thinks.
Not to mention, the percentage of Muslims in favor of Sharia (Islam Law, which is the most strict in the world) as the law of the land is 53%. Of all the legal systems in the world today, Islam law has the most violent list of punishments for breaking Sharia law. Some of these punishments include- theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand, a non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death and criticizing any part of the Quran is punishable by death. These punishments seem radical to Westerners, but of the 53% of Muslims that want Sharia law, 52% of them also are in favor of corporal punishment. That 52% means that 281 million Muslims support whipping and amputations as appropriate punishments.
So with these shocking numbers in mind, isn’t it time to stop tip-toeing around this issue? It’s time to realize that radical Islam is found in more places than we think. Protecting religious liberty in America is important, but so is fighting against radical Islam.