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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    The title of the article could be rephrased as

    More than 1/5 of young arabs support the Islamic state.

    Still shocking.
    The others 4/5 support Al qaeda or hezbollah maybe?
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    Glad this is the case, and very glad that such views are becoming common.,
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    A new poll revealed in the Washington Post shows big majorities of young Arabs against the Islamic State.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...mepage%2Fstory (Washington Post paywalls after a number of page views.)



    Apologies in advance for not fitting in with the usual TSR Muslim-bashing agenda. :rolleyes:
    Is a poll really necessary to prove this. It's common sense that everyone in the world is against ISIS apart from a few radicalised individuals here and there.
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    (Original post by HanSoloLuck)
    The others 4/5 support Al qaeda or hezbollah maybe?
    The actual findings are here.
    http://www.arabyouthsurvey.com/en/findings
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    (Original post by BeastOfSyracuse)
    She responded, it's just you're not very bright so you didn't get it.
    If you could read, you would see that that post was made before she substantively replied.

    Can see you were triggered by this thread
    Not Arab nor Muslim, so I have no reason to be triggered.

    Clearly had some effect on you, though, to make numerous posts about/to me. Poor Jezza, he's wondering why you haven't posted about him for a few minutes. :moon:
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    (Original post by HamzahPatel)
    Is a poll really necessary to prove this. It's common sense that everyone in the world is against ISIS apart from a few radicalised individuals here and there.
    I think it's a good thing, because the New Right (eg, repackaged Nazis) across Europe are all claiming that Muslims generally support IS and terrorism. This contradicts that claim.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I think it's a good thing, because the New Right (eg, repackaged Nazis) across Europe are all claiming that Muslims generally support IS and terrorism. This contradicts that claim.
    No it doesn't. You used 'eg' in an improper manner, and even if taken at face value saying only 20% of Muslims support ISIS is probably going to precipitate/encourage apprehension about the Muslim/ISIS issue. It's a significant number.
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    It's interesting also to compare with the take the Jerusalem Post has on the survey.
    http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Sur...mocracy-398872
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    The actual findings are here.
    http://www.arabyouthsurvey.com/en/findings
    Those questions really don't tell us much. Whether young Arabs think the IS will ultimately establish their 'caliphate' doesn't tell us much about their feelings about IS and their values (and possible convergence therein) etc.

    It does show that 78% don't support the IS (if they wouldn't support them if they use less violence we can conclude that they do not currently support them, and never feasibly would), but the flip-side of that is that over a fifth (22%) either would support them if they didn't use as much violence, or can't say that they wouldn't.

    So it doesn't tell us what % of young Arabs actually have sympathies for the IS, but indicates something in the 10-20% region, which is worrying. Especially as young Arabs are supposed to be more liberal than their older counterparts, if 13-22% of young Arabs support the IS, then what % of total Arabs support the IS? Worrying.
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    (Original post by HanSoloLuck)
    No it doesn't. You used 'eg' in an improper manner, and even if taken at face value saying only 20% of Muslims support ISIS is probably going to precipitate/encourage apprehension about the Muslim/ISIS issue. It's a significant number.
    It doesn't say that, stop making things up.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    I think it's a good thing, because the New Right (eg, repackaged Nazis) across Europe are all claiming that Muslims generally support IS and terrorism. This contradicts that claim.
    True. It's appalling though that people can think that. But I guess they need a scapegoat and something to do in their free time.
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    (Original post by HanSoloLuck)
    No it doesn't. You used 'eg' in an improper manner, and even if taken at face value saying only 20% of Muslims support ISIS is probably going to precipitate/encourage apprehension about the Muslim/ISIS issue. It's a significant number.
    In fairness, the poll doesn't say that 13-22% of young Arabs do support the IS, it just says that 13% of young Arabs would support the IS if they were less violent, and a further 9% cannot say they wouldn't.

    Anything else is just an inference, because, as I mentioned above, the poll's questions were very flawed as a means of finding out the feelings of young Arabs on the IS.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    A new poll revealed in the Washington Post shows big majorities of young Arabs against the Islamic State.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...mepage%2Fstory (Washington Post paywalls after a number of page views.)



    Apologies in advance for not fitting in with the usual TSR Muslim-bashing agenda. :rolleyes:
    No offence, but why is this news to you? It's already been well established that the vast majority of the Arab world is against ISIS. Heck, even the al-Nusra Front is fighting them. If there's one thing ISIS is definitely lacking, it's friends.
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    The point is, the article shows attitudes in the middle east are changing. It wont be long before muslims conform to western beliefs. Those who disagree are those who just want to continue the argument.
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    (Original post by navarre)
    No offence, but why is this news to you? It's already been well established that the vast majority of the Arab world is against ISIS. Heck, even the al-Nusra Front is fighting them. If there's one thing ISIS is definitely lacking, it's friends.
    Over 15,000 jihadists from across the world have joined the IS (more so joined the region to fight with other extremists groups, such as al-Nusra), including over 2500 from Saudi Arabia and over 3000 from Tunisia.
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    (Original post by HanSoloLuck)
    Only an idiot would be convinced by this thread or this survey or by you.
    Convinced about what?
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    ISIS was created by USA, Israel and Turkey...
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    (Original post by Alternate Aurora)
    ISIS was created by USA, Israel and Turkey...
    OP has called in reinforcements, I see. :moon:
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    (Original post by AJ KO)
    Over 15,000 jihadists from across the world have joined the IS (more so joined the region to fight with other extremists groups, such as al-Nusra), including over 2500 from Saudi Arabia and over 3000 from Tunisia.
    15,000 isn't even *absolutely* a big number for a state's army, let alone *relatively*.
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    Anyone with common sense would be against ISIS.
 
 
 
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