Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sixteen Percent of French Citizens Support the Islamic State (ISIS)

For years, we've been assured by politicians and the media that only an unimaginably tiny minority of Muslims support violence and terrorism. Yet the number of Muslims in France who support the Islamic State (ISIS) is large enough to produce a 16% favorability rating for the terrorist group among all French citizens.

And yet our leader will continue to assure us that this has nothing to do with Islam.
Newsweek—One in six French citizens sympathises with the Islamist militant group ISIS, also known as Islamic State, a poll released this week found.

The poll of European attitudes towards the group, carried out by ICM for Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, revealed that 16% of French citizens have a positive opinion of ISIS. This percentage increases among younger respondents, spiking at 27% for those aged 18-24.

A recent Ifop poll placed French president Francois Hollande’s approval rating at just 18%.

The survey also tested attitudes in Britain and Germany and found that 7% of British citizens responded favourably to ISIS. However, UK polling showed an inverse demographic trend to that of France, with support for ISIS rising with age. 4% of 18-24-year-olds saying they either strongly or somewhat support ISIS, compared to 6% of 24-35-year-olds surveyed and 11% of 35-44-year-olds. Positive attitudes to ISIS in Germany showed less divergence, remaining between 3% and 4% for all age groups.

Newsweek’s France Correspondent, Anne-Elizabeth Moutet, was unsurprised by the news. “This is the ideology of young French Muslims from immigrant backgrounds,” she said, “unemployed to the tune of 40%, who’ve been deluged by satellite TV and internet propaganda.” She pointed to a correlation between support for ISIS and rising anti-Semitism in France, adding that “these are the same people who torch synagogues”. (Continue Reading.)


Tom ta tum Tom said...

Well, you just CAN'T imagine how much better I feel that support for ISIS can be readily blamed on its adherents being people who are "unemployed to the tune of 40%, who’ve been deluged by satellite TV and internet propaganda."

And didn't you have your suspicions that was the problem all along? Of COURSE!! All we have to do is to distract them with some engaging form of entertainment (a cooking show that includes beheading cabbages, anyone?) and a few more dollars in public assistance to keep them mollified. SURE!!

Thank HEAVEN support for ISIS has nothing to do with a certain un-named, hate-filled and racist, imperialist, misogynist, 7th century ideology/pseudo-faith that includes vows within its own documentation to continually make merciless WAR against anyone and everything that does not happily bow to its pseudo-deity and the worship of death.

And I can sleep more peacefully tonight. Back to your TV everyone. No need to be alarmed.

ALLAHU OHYNKSMORR! ALLAHU OHYNKSMORR!! (They scream that just for funzies as they murder people - gets the frustration out of their impoverished systems)


Admin said...

16% seems a little high when you consider that the entire Muslim population of France is at most 10%. So that means 6% (about 4 million) of NON-Muslims in France support ISIS? Seems unlikely to me.

shutupnsing said... seem to have forgotten about the Progressive-Liberal population!
@David...Thanks for ALL you do!!!