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The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society, full report april 30 2013, pdf. Fire års arbejde, en tyk sag på 216 sider. Noter at nogle lande ikke er undersøgt primært af sikkerhedsgrunde. Selvom resultaterne varierer meget fra land til land, er det overgribende indtryk ‘distressing’, som de siger i den korte videointroduktion.

The percentage of Muslims who say they want sharia to be “the official law of the land” varies widely around the world, from fewer than one-in-ten in Azerbaijan (8%) to near unanimity in Afghanistan (99%). But solid majorities in most of the countries surveyed across the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia favor the establishment of sharia, including 71% of Muslims in Nigeria, 72% in Indonesia, 74% in Egypt and 89% in the Palestinian territories.

In most countries surveyed, majorities of Muslim women as well as men agree that a wife is always obliged to obey her husband. Indeed, more than nine-in-ten Muslims in Iraq (92%), Morocco (92%), Tunisia (93%), Indonesia (93%), Afghanistan (94%) and Malaysia (96%) express this view. At the same time, majorities in many countries surveyed say a woman should be able to decide for herself whether to wear a veil.

Other key findings include:

At least half of Muslims in most countries surveyed say they are concerned about religious extremist groups in their country, including two-thirds or more of Muslims in Egypt (67%), Tunisia (67%), Iraq (68%), Guinea Bissau (72%) and Indonesia (78%). On balance, more are worried about Islamic extremists than about Christian extremists.

Muslims around the world overwhelmingly view certain behaviors – including prostitution, homosexuality, suicide, abortion, euthanasia and consumption of alcohol – as immoral. But attitudes toward polygamy, divorce and birth control are more varied. For example, polygamy is seen as morally acceptable by just 4% of Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Azerbaijan; about half of Muslims in the Palestinian territories (48%) and Malaysia (49%); and the vast majority of Muslims in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa, such as Senegal (86%) and Niger (87%).

In most countries where a question about so-called “honor” killings was asked, majorities of Muslims say such killings are never justified. Only in two countries – Afghanistan and Iraq – do majorities condone extra-judicial executions of women who allegedly have shamed their families by engaging in premarital sex or adultery.

Relatively few Muslims say that tensions between more religiously observant and less observant Muslims are a very big problem in their country. In most countries where the question was asked, Muslims also see little tension between members of Islam’s two major sects, Sunnis and Shias – though a third or more of Muslims in Pakistan (34%) and Lebanon (38%) consider Sunni-Shia conflict to be a very big problem.

Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa are more likely than Muslims surveyed in other regions to say they attend interfaith meetings and are knowledgeable about other faiths. But substantial percentages of Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa also perceive hostility between Muslims and Christians. In Guinea-Bissau, for example, 41% of Muslims say “most” or “many” Christians are hostile toward Muslims, and 49% say “most” or “many” Muslims are hostile toward Christians.

In half of the countries where the question was asked, majorities of Muslims want religious leaders to have at least “some influence” in political matters, and sizable minorities in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa think religious leaders should have a lot of political influence. For example, 37% of Muslims in Jordan, 41% in Malaysia and 53% in Afghanistan say religious leaders should play a “large” role in politics.

Support for making sharia the official law of the land tends to be higher in countries like Pakistan (84%) and Morocco (83%) where the constitution or basic laws favor Islam over other religions.

In many countries, Muslims who pray several times a day are more likely to support making sharia official law than are Muslims who pray less frequently. In Russia, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and Tunisia, for example, Muslims who pray several times a day are at least 25 percentage points more supportive of enshrining sharia than are less observant Muslims. Generally, however, there is little difference in support for sharia by age, gender or education.

The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society

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  • Allan Hansen

    Tell the truth about islam:
    Pat Condell:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INll6Y5iqbM

  • T. Snorrason

    Spørgsmålet er ikke, hvad muslimer mener om islam, men alene om vi vil have islam og sharia i vore samfund!

  • Vagn Henning

    Som man spørger får man svar.

    Jeg synes godt selvmordsbombeangreb kan forsvares hvis målet er militært.

    Hvis selvmordsbomberen angriber en militærinstallation, kan jeg ikke se at det skulle være forkert. Hvis det er, hvor stor må risikoen for ikke at overleve et militært angreb da være førend det ikke længere er moralsk forsvarligt? De første soldater der stormede kysten under D-dag havde ikke gode chancer. Gør det deres indsats forkastelig?

    • T. Snorrason

      Ja, angreb af enhver art er i orden, under forudsætning af at gengældelse så også accepteres og fjenden er identificerbar.
      Man må klart erkende, at islam er angriberen og tage de fornødne foranstaltninger, og det vil man politisk ikke..

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  • falkeøje

    Politikerne i Danmark har langt overskredet deres egne
    beføjelser mht indvandring.
    Deres første og største pligt, det var at spørge folket først.
    Kommende væbnet opgør skal de ikke bagefter beklage
    sig over, de har selv lagt kimen til det.
    Terrorangreb fra muslimers side skal gengældes, og kan
    ikke ske for hurtigt.
    Fremtiden i Danmark bliver begivenhedsrig.

    falkeøje