Canadian Muslims say terrorism in Canada is OK

This is a very interesting article from the Calgary Sun which examines some of the numbers from a recent poll which weren’t reported.  The poll indicates that at a minimum 49,000 Canadian Muslims feel terrorism on their own soil would be OK.  The poll indicated 12% of Canada’s 700,000 Muslims feel this way, but the author of the article played it conservatively and took the low end of the polls margin of error (+/- 4.4%) which is 7.6% and rounded that down to a flat 7%. 

It is a shocking number to me, and I imagine it is hard for any rational human being to fathom anyone justifying terrorism.  I think it is important to note the vast majority of Muslims in Canada did not think terrorism was OK.  Additionally, it made me wonder what percentage of Americans…regardless of religious affiliation feel that a terrorist act, like beheading political leaders, and blowing up federal buildings, etc. would be OK.  Both left and right wing extremists would probably ok it to some degree, some already have taken action…Oklahoma City comes to mind, as does environmental terrorism.

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