Please consider donating to Behind the Black, by giving either a one-time contribution or a regular subscription, as outlined in the tip jar to the right. Your support will allow me to continue covering science and culture as I have for the past twenty years, independent and free from any outside influence.
Large majorities in the Muslim world want the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia as the official law in their countries.
While the poll included many encouraging things, I found this to be its most disturbing statistic:
Suicide bombing was mostly rejected in the study by the Washington-based Pew Forum, but it won 40 percent support in the Palestinian territories, 39 percent in Afghanistan, 29 percent in Egypt and 26 percent in Bangladesh.
Name for me any other culture or religion in the world today where more than a quarter of the population thinks suicide bombings are a good thing.