44% of Amerikans think that Muslim-Americans should have restricted rights. What a surprise. This must be counteracted by sane people everywhere
A Cornell university study has found that 44% of Amerikans favoured “some restrictions on the civil liberties of Muslim Americans.” But remember George Bush, “this is not a war of Christian against Muslim or Westerners against Easterners, it is a war on terror.” Umm, yeah, right. Shockingly, those who were most inclined to vote this way were either Republican or “more religious.” Given that the local Muslims were probably not voting for their own civil liberties curtailment (but then again who knows? The Christians have certainly agreed to it), I am guessing that the “religious” people in question were the more fundamentalist Christians.
The survey showed that 27 percent of respondents supported requiring all Muslim Americans to register where they lived with the federal government. Twenty-two percent favored racial profiling to identify potential terrorist threats. And 29 percent thought undercover agents should infiltrate Muslim civic and volunteer organizations to keep tabs on their activities and fund-raising.
The original Cornell press release link is here.
Currently listening to (ironically) Robin S – Show Me Love (Stonebridge mix) from the album “Club Sounds Vol. 27 CD2”
(Thanks to William Gibson’s blog for the link)