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The Pew Research Center just released a study based on a survey of 1,050 Muslims, conducted from January through April. Among the findings:
Twenty six percent of young American Muslims believe suicide bombings against civilians in defense of Islam can be justified in some circumstances.
Forty percent of U.S. Muslims believe that Arabs carried out the 9/11 attacks. Twenty eight percent did not believe Arabs were responisble for the 9/11 attacks, and one-fourth of those claim the U.S. government was responsible.
Five percent had a "very favorable" or "somewhat favorable" view of the Al Qaeda terrorist group. Twenty seven percent had no opinion on Al Qaeda.The study estimates there are 2.35 million Muslim Americans. You do the math.
When asked if they considered themselves an American or a Muslim first, only 28 percent said American. Nearly half consider themsevles Muslim first.
Oh and they tend to lean Democratic. Big Surprise.
What's the BBC headline on this story by the way? "Muslim Americans are largely integrated in US society and moderate in their views, a nationwide survey suggests."