(ANSAmed) - ROME, JANUARY 24 - A new survey by Paris-based Ipsos research company on Thursday showed 74% of French respondents believe the Muslim religion is ''intolerant'' and incompatible with their social values.
The survey, published on the Le Monde newspaper website, also showed eight out of 10 French people believe the Islamic religion tries to impose its views on others, 10% believe a majority of Muslims are fundamentalists, and another 44% believe a many but not all Muslims are fundamentalists. Most respondents did not know how to define fundamentalism, however.
The data varied across age groups and political affiliations, but represents a majority in each category of respondents. (Source)
Friday, January 25, 2013
74% of French Citizens Believe Islam Is Intolerant
How did so many French people become racist, Islamophobic, hate-mongering bigots? Just because the Qur'an refers to Muslims "the best of peoples" (3:110) and describes non-Muslims as "the worst of creatures" (98:6), this doesn't mean that Islam is intolerant. We should all ignore the indisputable fact that Islam calls for the violent subjugation of all non-Muslims (9:29). Islam is entirely peaceful, even though it condemns peace with non-Muslims (47:35).