Muslim hearts are hard to win after years of hypocrisy

Guardian Unlimited | Comment is free | Muslim hearts are hard to win after years of hypocrisy

The consequences of this have been dire. Two years ago the Pew Research Centre analysed the sources of popular support for terrorism across a sample of six Muslim countries. It found little connection with poverty and a surprisingly small one with Islamic fundamentalism. By far the strongest correlation was with those who felt that America opposed democracy in their country. Contrary to common myth, al-Qaida thrives not because Muslims hate our values, but because we are seen to have been false to them.

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One Response to Muslim hearts are hard to win after years of hypocrisy

  1. Eats Wombats says:

    A lesson in humility for the smug west:

    http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/article2651452.ece

    Excellent article in the last Sunday Times.

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