83% of South Asian Muslims Support Cutting Off the Hands of Thieves


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That’s one of the tidbits from the latest Pew survey, which does its best to massage the numbers to make Islam’s devotees seem peaceful. Until numbers like these slip out.

In South Asia, support for applying religious law to family and property disputes is coupled with strong backing for severe criminal punishments, such as cutting off the hands of thieves (median of 81%) and the death penalty for Muslims who renounce their faith (76%).

Sharia is well and good until someone cuts their hand off. And apparently support for behanding people correlates with a strong desire to make Islam the law of the land.

Support for making sharia the law of the land is highest in South Asia (median of 84%). Medians of at least six-in-ten Muslims in sub-Saharan Africa (64%), the Middle East-North Africa region (74%) and Southeast Asia (77%) also favor enshrining sharia as official law.

And a risk factor for seeking to behand or behead people is Islamic religiosity.

The survey finds that religious devotion also shapes attitudes toward sharia. In many countries, Muslims with higher levels of religious commitment are more likely to support sharia. In Russia, for example, Muslims who say they pray several times a day are 37 percentage points more likely to support making sharia official law than Muslims who say they pray less frequently. Similarly, in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and Tunisia, Muslims who say they pray several times a day are at least 25 percentage points more supportive of enshrining sharia as official law than are less observant Muslims.

The good news is that support for Sharia varies widely, except for most of the places where it doesn’t.

The percentage of Muslims who say they want sharia to be “the official law of the land” varies widely around the world, from fewer than one-in-ten in Azerbaijan (8%) to near unanimity in Afghanistan (99%). But solid majorities in most of the countries surveyed across the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia favor the establishment of sharia, including 71% of Muslims in Nigeria, 72% in Indonesia, 74% in Egypt and 89% in the Palestinian territories.

Solid majorities that vary wildly. Now that’s a sight to see. But at least Muslims seem to have a better grasp of the problem than Obama Inc.

And on balance, more Muslims are concerned about Islamic than Christian extremist groups. In all but one of the 36 countries where the question was asked, no more than one-in-five Muslims express worries about Christian extremism, compared with 28 countries where at least that many say they are concerned about Islamic extremist groups.

Maybe they’re just Islamophobic?

 

  • Indus Valley

    South Asian Muslims are a joke….Their fore fathers who were Buddhists & Hindus were converted by force & these scums who are nothing but wannabe Arabs….Even in the Arab countries where many South Asians are working, the Muslims from South Asia are treated like slaves more then the South Asian Hindus or Christians….I pity the South Asian Muslims who are wannabe Arabs…..LOSERS….

    • John

      Lol, your a dumbass, you need to learn your history. The most populous muslims country, Indonesia was never forcefully converted. They willingly converted as the spread of Arab merchants and exchange of goods. . Islam was never forced,

  • Snow White

    Since these people believe in cutting thieves' hands off and we have had some of them demonstrate their support for Sharia law by planting bombs in Boston that killed and maimed American Citizens, I think it only fair that our government petition Putin to punish the mother of said bombers for her shoplifting crime in the US by cutting one of her hands off. Or return her to this country where we can cut her hand off. Maybe if these would be martyrs have to face up to the horrors of what they are trying to foist off on all of us, they might have second thoughts before anymore of them commit mass murder for this cause.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Muslims, wherever they reside, believe in Islam, and while there are some moderate Muslims there is NO moderate Islam. Herein lies the crux. Therefore, when it comes to understanding what animates a preponderance of its adherents one must keep a level head – or it could fly off your shoulders, as did Daniel Pearl's!

    In effect, the notion that the US (the west) should give ANY financial support to Muslim nations is insane, simply because their values are diametrically opposed to the west's. Most intrinsically, allowing any immigration from their countries – students visas to boot ! – will assure many more Boston-like jihads. And that doesn't even factor in the "sleeper cells" already embedded, and some are US Muslim citizens too – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/06/islam-barbari

    We ARE in a clash of civilizations!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Indus Valley

      The problem is, an average non-Muslim living in non-Islamic countries where there is trouble created by the Muslims, has no idea about Islam. He/She wants to appear very tolerant & these people are so happy to meet a 'moderate' Muslim & they believe that these 'moderate' Muslims are the true Muslims. The same thing is done by their respective governments in a macro level. One slight difference is, the people in the governments must be having a good knowledge about Islam. I simply don't know whats wrong with the leaders.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Muslims, wherever they reside, believe in Islam, and while there are some moderate Muslims there is NO moderate Islam.

      The proposition that there are some so-called moderate Muslims is a ludicrous supposition, as per the text and tenets of Islam, any Muslim that speaks out against Islam, which is blasphemy, or any Muslim that rejects his or her unconditional submission to the will of Allah, which is apostasy, is by definition an infidel that per the text and tenets of Islam must be executed.

      There are no moderate Muslims! They exist only in the minds of clueless and gullible wishful thinking infidels!

      Furthermore, all mainstream orthodox Muslims are jihadists, either of the violent variety as in AQ or the non-violent variety as in the millions of Muslim immigrants living in the West today for the primary strategic purpose of stealth demographic conquest.

  • truebearing

    So is it only stealing from other Muslims that results in behanding, because lying to infidels is justified in the Quran, and so is murdering them. I'm guessing that stealing from infidels is considered good, too. i must learn more about this Religion of Peace.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    How many lives have the Muslims stolen, thier sword hands should be cutoff and while
    cutting off is on the agenda yes thier immigration into America and the West must be
    stopped and reversed. One day and idiotic jihadist will kill someone you know or you if
    Obama is not kept from turning America over to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is his
    agenda………how many tax dollars have been stolen?……………………..William

  • ObamaYoMoma

    "83% of South Asian Muslims Support Cutting Off the Hands of Thieves" and the other 17% are either non-Muslims or otherwise blasphemous and apostate former Muslims that per the texts and tenets of Islam must be executed.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The percentage of Muslims who say they want sharia to be “the official law of the land” varies widely around the world, from fewer than one-in-ten in Azerbaijan (8%) to near unanimity in Afghanistan (99%). But solid majorities in most of the countries surveyed across the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia favor the establishment of sharia, including 71% of Muslims in Nigeria, 72% in Indonesia, 74% in Egypt and 89% in the Palestinian territories.

    The percentage of Muslims who say they want sharia to be “the official law of the land” is also an excellent measure of exactly how many Muslims reside in the particular countries that were surveyed, as the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah under the penalties of death for blasphemy and apostasy is the first and foremost requirement of Islam, and what is the so-called "will of Allah"? In essence it's sharia, which is Islamic law or Islamic jurisprudence.

    Hence, the percentage of Muslims who say they want sharia to be "the official law of the land" is also an excellent measure of the actual population of Muslims residing in those particular countries surveyed. Indeed, in Azerbaijan we see there are very few Muslims residing there. While Afghanistan, on the other hand, is almost completely comprised of Muslims. Yet, that was the place we invaded to stop so-called "radical Islam" from hijacking "moderate Islam," which was a fantasy-based premise of gargantuan proportions.

  • Lan Astaslem

    religion of peace! my hand!!!

  • urafecalliberal

    Repeat offenders should be flogged-as they are in Singapore. No use clogging up prisons with garden variety crimes, especially initial offender, which should receive a flogging, not a pass for the first time.

    By chopping of hands, you limit the ability of the perp to make a living, there by creating a bigger problem.