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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Friday, August 08, 2008

A Revealing Look at Britain's Muslim Students
—David Aikman

Many people have argued that Islamist extremism is the result of economic and social grievances among the poor and disadvantaged of the Muslim world. A glance at the high education attainments of most of the 9/11 Arab hijackers ought to have put that misconception to rest.

But now a recent poll in Britain of Muslim university students has confirmed it. One third approved of killing in the name of religion and wanted a worldwide caliphate, and one quarter didn't think men and women were equal in God's eyes. Yet 94 percent of non-Muslim students thought killing for religious reasons was always wrong.

There's either something wrong with British higher education or something profoundly wrong with British Muslims if Muslim students hold those attitudes.


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