Five takeaways from Pew’s comprehensive study on Islam
April 30th, 2013
03:33 PM ET

Five takeaways from Pew’s comprehensive study on Islam

By Dan Merica, CNN
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Washington (CNN) – A Pew Research Center study released Tuesday takes an in-depth look at Islam, including how Muslims around the world view extremism, sharia law and the meeting of religion and politics.

The study is a four-year effort by Pew, which conducted 38,000 face-to-face interview in 80-plus languages for the survey. In total, 39 countries and territories were included, all of which had over 10 million Muslims living there.

Here are the report’s five major takeaways:

1.) Differences between U.S. and international Muslims are vast

While Muslims in the United States share a belief system with Muslims abroad, the Pew survey released Tuesday and a Pew survey on American Muslims from 2011 reveals wide differences between the two groups.

An overwhelming number of Muslims outside the United States told Pew that “Islam is the only religion that leads to eternal life in heaven.” Ninety-six percent of Egyptians and Jordanians, 95% of Iraqis and 94% of Moroccan Muslims responded that “Islam alone” leads to heaven.

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When all Muslims outside the United States were considered, only 18% said many religions can lead to heaven. In the United States, that number is 56%, according to the 2011 survey.

Additionally, U.S. Muslims were more likely to have friends who were not Muslim.

“About half of U.S. Muslims say that all (7%) or most (41%) of their close friends are followers of Islam, and half say that some (36%) or hardly any (14%) of their close friends are Muslim,” the survey reports.

By contrast, an average of 95% of Muslims outside the United States said “most or all of their friends are Muslims.”

2.) Sharia law favored, especially by more devout Muslims

A whopping 99% of Muslims in Afghanistan told Pew that they favor sharia law – a Muslim code that dictates everything from dietary laws to morals – as the official law of the land.

Though Afghanistan is by far the most supportive of sharia, majorities in countries like Iraq (91%), Palestinian territories (89%) and Malaysia (86%) favor applying sharia to everyone in their respective countries. Support for this viewpoint was particularly strong in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Middle East-North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Analysis of the survey results by Pew found “most Muslims believe sharia is the revealed word of God rather than a body of law developed by men based on the word of God.”

Those who approve sharia becoming the law of the land generally pray more than their Muslim brethren.

Muslims who pray several times a day in Russia, for example, are over twice as likely to favor implementing Islamic law as the law of the land. The same split between those who pray several times a day and those who pray less often can be seen in Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, Tunisia and Turkey.

3.) Most Muslims believe religion, politics should be intertwined

A majority of Muslims surveyed in Southeast Asia, South Asia and the Middle East-North Africa told Pew that religious leaders in their respective countries should have political influence.

Much like favoring sharia law, religious devotion played an important role in these beliefs.

"Devout Muslims tend to be more supportive of religious leaders playing a role in politics,” the survey reads. “In a number of countries, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa but also in Southern and Eastern Europe, Muslims who pray several times a day are more likely than those who pray less frequently to say religious leaders should have at least some influence on political matters."

4.) Around the world, Muslims heralded religious freedom

Despite views that Islam should influence politics and law, an overwhelming number of Muslims told Pew that religious freedom was a good thing.

Ninety-seven percent of Muslims in South Asia, 95% in Eastern Europe, 94% in sub-Saharan Africa and 85% in the Middle East and North Africa responded positively to religious freedom, according to the poll.

“Overall, Muslims broadly support the idea of religious freedom,” the study states. “Among Muslims who say people of different religions are very free to practice their faith, three-quarters or more in each country say this is a good thing.”

5.) Islamic extremism widely rejected, but still a concern

Carrying out violent acts in the name of Islam is strongly rejected by Muslims around the world, according to the survey.

While a majority of Muslims, according to Pew, in all countries surveyed said “suicide bombing in defense of Islam” was rarely or never justified, “there are some countries in which substantial minorities think violence against civilians is at least sometimes justified.”

For example, in the Palestinian territories, 40% of Muslims said suicide bombing was often or sometime justified. In Afghanistan that number was 39% and in Egypt that number was 29%.

Despite most country’s disapproval of violence in the name of Islam, religious extremism – and in particular Muslim extremism – is a concern for a majority of Muslims in the world, according to the survey.

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“At least half of Muslims in 22 of the 36 countries where the question was asked say they are at least somewhat concerned about religious extremist groups in their country,” the report reads. “In most countries, Muslims are much more worried about Islamic extremists than Christian extremists.”

Concern over Muslims extremism was at it highest in Indonesia, Iraq and Guinea Bissau, where over 45% of Muslims said they were either very or somewhat concerned about violence in the name of Islam.

- Dan Merica

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  1. us_1776


    IT A MYTH !!



    April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
    • CatSh

      It's actually more complicated than that.
      People need to feel in control of their world. Without a feeling of control, people feel like helpless victims.
      Religion gives people the feeling the SOMEONE is in control and that there is a purpose to all the chaos in the world.
      It's significant that EVERY human society ever invented has invented a religion.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm |
  2. yep

    we should send all christians and muslims to the Sahara desert with guns and bombs. Let them duke it out,, and reject them from civilization.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm |
    • yep

      oops,, they already are a rejection from civilized man.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm |
    • Side view

      Funny, up until I started reading this blog I thought there was a positive link between intelligence and compassion but you posters are prooving me wrong every day.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
    • yep

      religion and intelligence are opposites,, you have that right. In fact religion fears intelligent people which is why intelligent people don't believe in religious fantasy.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      @side...your point?

      April 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm |
    • Side view

      You are ranting about religion, I am talking about compassion two different subjects. Look at the post.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm |
    • Side view

      Ken, my point is that IQ without EQ just makes us all a bunch of sociopaths. It's not where I think mankind wants to stay.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:35 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      @side............The article is about religion, not compassion. People showing their disdain for religion isn't a lack of compassion. It's people giving their honest opinion good or bad.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:37 pm |
    • Side view

      Ken my post was about "yep's" post.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm |
    • sam

      Side view's here to complain about the content of a CNN comment section. We should all be more like him/her, super reasonable and better than everybody else.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      Yep's statement isn't reality in any way. It's tough to find a solution when you're dealing with fantasy.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
    • romany

      given that percentage wise criminals in this country alone are more likely to be non religious which ones again are the ones causing trouble? world wise there are actually more non religious people then religious, and we still have wars and stupid stuff happening so cant blame it all on religion, what it really boils down to is mankind is kinda dumb and this is what he does, in some cases adding religion makes it worse and some cases better, not adding it just leaves mankind as he is kinda dumb

      April 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm |
  3. Leslie

    Where is the percentage of Muslims in the U.S. that believe in Sharia Law? I would like to know there viewpoint on the subject.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
    • yep

      and voodoo christians too

      April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
  4. Jesus Christ

    I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
    • yep


      April 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm |
    • .

      Sounds like a scam.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
    • flyonthewall

      Devil worship?

      April 30, 2013 at 5:31 pm |
    • Mark

      Umm....why would the son of god use the internet?

      April 30, 2013 at 5:33 pm |
    • SurelyUjest

      "Do as you will and harm none" is the major Wiccan rule though the Witches Rede has 27 writs which describe how to worship on the high days and what insight in to life can be understood this way. None of them say anything about the Wiccan gods being the only gods, nor claim a way to salvation of our soul by faith, though it does claim to understand how to live in perfect love and perfect trust. No threats of Hell and no promises of heaven only a set of rules to live and worship by without judgement other than your own and of course the laws of the land.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:36 pm |
    • EdwardTr

      Sounds like sarcasm.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:40 pm |
    • Militant Atheist

      Personality cult.

      April 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm |
    • tarheel6268

      Thank you... I love you Jesus.

      May 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm |
  5. Anton Dubinski

    Nobody goes–it doesn't exist.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm |
    • yep

      their fantasy doesn't allow for it. They all live by fear, christians and muslims.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
    • gwedoguido


      April 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm |
    • Jonas Jones

      The world makes perfect sense when you realize this. There are no spirits, afterlife or gods.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
  6. gwedoguido

    If #3 on this list does not make you want to remove every religious reference from our government, i.e. prayer in schools, prayer at school football games, ten commandments in courthouses, etc. it should.

    Separation of church and state is critical to a free society.

    Turning a blind eye to this from Christians will ensure when Muslims become the majority they will have precedent to blend politics with religion and impose sharia law on all of us.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm |
    • yep

      but seperation does not mean they should get a free tax ride. Tax them and their property. They use our resources, they are leaches

      April 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm |

      Truth absolute GOD is foundation of American consti tution, and by following his commandments of truth absolute in life, makes a person true American, not by hindu secular ism, criminal self center ism, as some may like it to be.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm |
    • some schmuck

      Hey moron, do you know the difference between Hinduism (belief in the Hindu pantheon) and Secularism (the idea of separation of church and state)?

      I think you don't, so shut your mouth.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm |
  7. some schmuck

    Newsflash dumb dumbs.

    No religion gets you into heaven, because heaven is nothing more than a false promise to keep you from realizing that you're being swindled by the people promising it.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm |
  8. Ken Margo

    There's only one conclusion you can draw from this survey, THESE PEOPLE ARE NUTS. Just like the christian whack jobs in this country.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
  9. yep

    mulslims are as delusional as christians.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
  10. Really muslims?

    All this article says is that islam is incompatible with freedom and the values that we in the West cherish. muslims love to migrate to the West and force others into shariah. I wonder how they would feel if others invaded their societies and forced them to live by other rules. Religion should NEVER control government. That is one of the founding principles of this nation. islam can just go to hell for all I care. Stay over there and stay away from here and all will be fine.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm |
    • yep

      we need to get jesus the he-ll out of our country. and the other religions too.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    It is not correct to compare muslims of other countries with muslims in USA. Here muslims are 1.5% only of the population. Wait till they are 8 or 10% (or more) and then hear what they say. Thanks to our liberal government for bringing muslims in droves everyday.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      Our "liberal" govt doesn't bring ANYONE to this country.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm |
    • Frank

      If we allow ISLAM to grow to 8 ro 10% we will be in a CIVIL WAR WITH THEM HERE!

      April 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
    • Ken Margo

      More people in this country have been killed by guns than terrorism. Stop scaring yourself.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm |
  12. wheels

    1000s of religions in the world......all of them fake. Your religion is no better than anyone else's in the sense that you are all incorrect. Live your life to the fullest, respect and love others, when you die you die just like an insect. Enjoy it while it lasts

    April 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm |
    • yep

      all silly delusions because people don't want to grow up.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm |
  13. Jujube

    Based on the many conversations I've had with muslims, muslims seem to believe that they're the only ones who get into Heaven, and everyone else goes to Hell, unless they convert

    April 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm |
    • Theo

      Ive talk to many christians that think the same thing

      April 30, 2013 at 5:18 pm |

      No Muslim can ever say it, they are not truth absolute GOD, but the one in infidelity to truth absolute GOD in life has no chance to enter in to haven, because HE , HIMSELF said so.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm |
    • Really muslims?

      Considering their allah god, I think it is Satan. So by default they all go to hell. Who are they to say who goes to hell and who doesn't? My religion is true and yours is false. islam is incompatible with humanity.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm |


      April 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
  14. vr13

    Majority says freedom of religion is a good thing and yet majority would want sharia law as the law of land. How does those two go together? "You are free not to be a Muslim but you still have to live according to sharia?"

    April 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm |


      April 30, 2013 at 5:16 pm |
    • Frank

      Thats exactly why I said if they we let them grow to 10% of the population of America we will be in a civil war with Muslims in this nation. They will turn this country UPSIDE DOWN! Just like every other country they infest.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm |
    • Really muslims?

      Sharia is the most inhumane and abusive system for mankind. You can't force me to live by it and if you do, then we have a fight. I reject allah, mohamed and islam as of the Devil! I don't care if you muslims live by it, just don't force it on myself or my loved ones. I do not want them to live by it.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm |
    • deep blue

      I seem to remember a certain Alabama state chief justice putting the 10 commandments up at the state supreme court building. Christian tradition has a significant influence on the US government. It comes down to the same thing. The definition of Sharia law is contentious, many Muslims would define it differently, but to most Muslims Sharia Law distinguishes between right and wrong. They believe their government should have a moral foundation. In principle, this is no different than many Christians that want their Christian values to influence their government.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
  15. Oh for crying out loud

    Enough of the mythological nonsense already.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:09 pm |


      April 30, 2013 at 5:15 pm |
    • Human

      @ISLAM FOUNDATION OF AMERICAN CONSTI TUTION, why do you have such hatred towards Hindus? Try to be a good human being above all. Hatred is what is destroying humanity. Get an education and make some positive change in the world instead of permeating hatred against others and brainwashing your own community.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:21 pm |
    • .

      Mohammad is our resident hindu troll – he's obsessed with them. He's a mostly illiterate, racist idiot from Pakistan.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:23 pm |
    • Really muslims?

      Why is it that all pakis are so insanely anti-Indians? So if Hindus worship a monkey god, what is it to them? islam worships the devil as it appeared to mohamed. I kind of like Ganesh and Shiva myself and I'm not a Hindu.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:34 pm |
  16. Reality

    Learning Aide #1

    From the studies of Armstrong, Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, Richardson and Bayhaqi--–

    The Five Steps To Deprogram 1400 Years of Islamic Myths:

    ( –The Steps take less than two minutes to finish- simply amazing, two minutes to bring peace and rationality to over one billion lost souls- Priceless!!!)

    Are you ready?

    Using "The 77 Branches of Islamic "faith" a collection compiled by Imam Bayhaqi as a starting point. In it, he explains the essential virtues that reflect true "faith" (iman) through related Qur’anic verses and Prophetic sayings." i.e. a nice summary of the Koran and Islamic beliefs.

    The First Five of the 77 Branches:

    "1. Belief in Allah"

    aka as God, Yahweh, Zeus, Jehovah, Mother Nature, etc. should be added to your self-cleansing neurons.

    "2. To believe that everything other than Allah was non-existent. Thereafter, Allah Most High created these things and subsequently they came into existence."

    Evolution and the Big Bang or the "Gi-b G-nab" (when the universe starts to recycle) are more plausible and the "akas" for Allah should be included if you continue to be a "crea-tionist".

    "3. To believe in the existence of angels."

    A major item for neuron cleansing. Angels/de-vils are the mythical creations of ancient civilizations, e.g. Hitt-ites, to explain/define natural events, contacts with their gods, big birds, sudden winds, protectors during the dark nights, etc. No "pretty/ug-ly wingy thingies" ever visited or talked to Mohammed, Jesus, Mary or Joseph or Joe Smith. Today we would classify angels as f–airies and "tin–ker be-lls". Modern de-vils are classified as the de-mons of the de-mented.

    "4. To believe that all the heavenly books that were sent to the different prophets are true. However, apart from the Quran, all other books are not valid anymore."

    Another major item to delete. There are no books written in the spirit state of Heaven (if there is one) just as there are no angels to write/publish/distribute them. The Koran, OT, NT etc. are simply books written by humans for humans.

    Prophets were invented by ancient scribes typically to keep the un-educated masses in line. Today we call them for-tune tellers.

    Prophecies are also invali-dated by the natural/God/Allah gifts of Free Will and Future.

    "5. To believe that all the prophets are true. However, we are commanded to follow the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings
    be upon him) alone."

    Mohammed spent thirty days "fasting" (the Ramadan legend) in a hot cave before his first contact with Allah aka God etc. via a "pretty wingy thingy". Common sense demands a neuron deletion of #5. #5 is also the major source of Islamic vi-olence i.e. turning Mohammed's "fast, hunger-driven" hallu-cinations into horrible reality for unbelievers.

    Walk these Five Steps and we guarantee a complete recovery from your Islamic ways!!!!

    Unfortunately, there are not many Muslim commentators/readers on this blog so the "two-minute" cure is not getting to those who need it. If you have a Muslim friend, send him a copy and help save the world.

    Analogous steps are available at your request for deprogramming the myths of Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Paganism..

    April 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
    • Reality


      من الدراسات من أرمسترونغ، رشدي، هيرسي علي، ريتشاردسون والبيهقي -–

      في خمس خطوات لأبطل تأثير 1400 سنة من الأساطير الإسلامية:

      (-خطوات اتخاذ أقل من دقيقتين لإنهاء-ببساطة مدهشة، دقيقتين لإحلال السلام والعقلانية إلى أكثر من مليار فقدت النفوس لا تقدر بثمن!)

      هل أنت مستعد؟

      استخدام "الفروع الإسلامية 77 من" الإيمان "مجموعة الإمام البيهقي المترجمة كنقطة انطلاق. في ذلك، وهو ما يفسر الفضائل الأساسية التي تعكس صحيح" الإيمان "(إيمان) من خلال الآيات القرآنية ذات الصلة، وأحاديث نبوية." أي ملخص لطيفة من المعتقدات القرآن والإسلامية.

      الخمسة الأولى من الفروع 77:

      "1. الإيمان بالله"

      كما يعرف أيضا باسم الله، الرب، زيوس، الرب، الطبيعة الأم، وما إلى ذلك يجب أن تضاف إلى الخلايا العصبية التطهير الذاتي الخاص.

      "2. إلى الاعتقاد بأن كل شيء غيرها مما كان الله غير موجود. بعد ذلك، الله سبحانه وتعالى خلق هذه الأشياء، وبعد ذلك جاءوا إلى حيز الوجود."

      التطور والانفجار الكبير أو "غي ب G-NAB" (عند بدء الكون لإعادة تدوير) هي أكثر ترجيحا وينبغي أن تدرج في "المندرجة" في سبيل الله إذا كنت لا تزال تشكل "بجمعية العقارات، tionist".

      "3. إلى الاعتقاد في وجود الملائكة."

      A بندا رئيسيا لتطهير الخلايا العصبية. الملائكة / دي VILS هي الإبداعات الأسطورية من الحضارات القديمة، على سبيل المثال HITT خائبي، لشرح / تعريف الأحداث الطبيعية، والاتصالات مع آلهتهم، والطيور الكبيرة، والرياح المفاجئة، وحماة خلال الليالي المظلمة، وما إلى ذلك لا "ثينجيس افسح المجال ل جميلة / UG-LY" بزيارة أي وقت مضى أو تحدثت إلى محمد، يسوع، مريم أو يوسف أو جو سميث. اليوم سوف نصنف الملائكة كما F-airies و "القصدير كير تكون LLS". تصنف الحديثة دو VILS مثل دي مونس هيئة اجتثاث mented.

      "4. إلى الاعتقاد بأن جميع الكتب السماوية التي تم إرسالها إلى الأنبياء مختلفة صحيحا. ومع ذلك، وبصرف النظر عن القرآن، كل الكتب الأخرى ليست صالحة بعد الآن."

      ومن البنود الرئيسية في حذفها. لا يوجد كتب في ولاية روح السماء (إذا كان هناك واحد) فقط حيث لم تعد هناك ملائكة لكتابة / نشر / توزيعها. القرآن، OT، NT وما هي ببساطة الكتب التي كتبت من قبل البشر للبشر.

      اخترعت الأنبياء من قبل الكتبة القديمة عادة للحفاظ على الجماهير غير المتعلمة في الخط. اليوم ونحن ندعو لهم فرز الأصوات للتناغم.

      النبوءات كما invali مؤرخة من قبل الطبيعية / الله / الله الهدايا من الإرادة الحرة والمستقبل.

      "5. إلى الاعتقاد بأن جميع الأنبياء صحيحا. ومع ذلك، ونحن مأمورون اتباع النبي محمد (عليه الصلاة والسلام
      صلى الله عليه وسلم) وحده ".

      قضى محمد ثلاثين يوما "الصيام" (أسطورة رمضان) في كهف الساخن قبل أول اتصال له مع الله الملقب الخ الله عبر "ممتزوجات افسح المجال ل جميلة". الحس السليم يتطلب حذف الخلايا العصبية من # 5. # 5 هو أيضا المصدر الرئيسي للالاسلامي VI-olence أي تحول محمد "سريع، يحركها الجوع" hallu-cinations إلى واقع فظيع لغير المؤمنين.

      المشي هذه خمس خطوات، ونحن نضمن الانتعاش الكامل من الطرق الإسلامية الخاصة بك!!

      للأسف، لا توجد العديد من المعلقين مسلم / القراء على هذا بلوق لذلك "مدة دقيقتين" العلاج هو عدم الحصول على لأولئك الذين في حاجة إليها. إذا كان لديك صديق مسلم، ترسل له نسخة وتساعد في إنقاذ العالم.

      تتوفر خطوات مماثلة في طلبك للحصول على deprogramming الأساطير المسيحية واليهودية والبوذية والهندوسية والوثنية .

      April 30, 2013 at 5:08 pm |
    • Reality


      آرمسٹرانگ، رشدی، ہرسی علی، رچرڈسن اور بیھقی - کے مطالعہ سے

      اسلامی خرافات کا ترک کرنا، یعنی 1400 سال Deprogram سے پانچ اقدامات:

      (-اقدامات سے کم دو منٹ ختم-صرف حیرت انگیز، دو منٹ پر ایک ارب سے زیادہ کھو روح-انمول امن اور سمجھداری لانے لے!)

      آپ تیار ہیں؟

      ایمان "اسلامی کی 77 شاھاوں" کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے ایمان "ایک نقطہ اغاز کے طور پر امام بیھقی کی طرف سے مرتب کی ایک مجموعہ. اس میں انہوں نے سچ کی عکاسی ہوتی ہے ضروری خوبیوں کی وضاحت کرتا ہے" "متعلقہ قرانی آیات اور نبوی اقوال کے ذریعے (ایمان)." قرآن اور اسلامی عقائد کی ایک اچھا خلاصہ یعنی.

      77 شاخوں کے پہلے پانچ:

      "اللہ میں 1. ایمان"

      خدا، Yahweh، Zeus، یہووا، ماں فطرت، قدرت، وغیرہ کے طور ارف اپنے خود صفائی نیوران میں شامل کیا جانا چاہئے.

      "2. اللہ غیر موجود تھا کے مقابلے میں وہ سب کچھ دوسرے پر یقین کرنے کے لئے. اس کے بعد، سب سے زیادہ ہائی اللہ ان چیزوں کو پیدا کیا اور اس کے بعد وہ وجود میں آیا."

      ارتقاء اور بگ بینگ یا "GI-B جی نیب" (کائنات کو ری سائیکل کرنے کے لئے شروع ہوتا ہے جب) مزید ممکنہ ہیں اور آپ کو ایک "crea-tionist" رہیں تو اللہ کے لئے "akas" شامل کیا جانا چاہئے.

      "3. فرشتوں کے وجود میں یقین کرنے کے لئے."

      نیوران صفائی کے لئے ایک اہم شے. فرشتوں / DE-vils قدیم تہذیبوں میں پورانیک مخلوق، مثال کے طور پر ہیں Hitt-آئٹیئایس، کی وضاحت / قدرتی واقعات کی وضاحت کرنے، ان کے معبودوں، بڑے پرندوں، اچانک ہواؤں، سیاہ راتوں کے دوران محافظ، وغیرہ نہیں "خوبصورت / UG-LY wingy thingies" کے ساتھ رابطے بھی پہلے کا دورہ کیا یا محمد، حضرت عیسی علیہ السلام، مریم سے بات کی یا جوزف یا جو سمتھ. آج ہم F-airies اور "ٹن-KER ہو-lls" کے طور پر فرشتوں کی درجہ بندی کریں گے. جدید DE-vils DE-mented کے DE-mons طور پر درجہ بندی کر رہے ہیں.

      "4. مختلف نبیوں کو بھیجا گیا ہے کہ تمام آسمانی کتابوں سچے ہیں یقین ہے کہ کرنے کے لئے. تاہم، کے علاوہ قرآن مجید سے تمام دیگر کتابیں اب جائز نہیں ہیں."

      ایک اور اہم شے کو حذف کرنا. (ایک ہو تو) جنت کی روح ریاست میں لکھی کوئی کتابیں لکھ / شائع / ان کو تقسیم کرنے کی کوئی فرشتے نہیں ہیں بالکل اسی طرح جیسے ہیں. قرآن پاک، OT، NT وغیرہ صرف انسانوں کے لئے انسانوں کی طرف سے تحریری کتابیں ہیں.

      انبیاء عام طور پر لائن میں غیر تعلیم یافتہ عوام کو رکھنے کے لئے قدیم کاتبوں کی طرف سے آویشکار کیا گیا تھا. آج ہم ان کے لئے-دھن tellers کہتے ہیں.

      پیشن گوئی بھی مفت کیا جائے گا اور مستقبل کے قدرتی / خدا / اللہ کی طرف سے تحفہ invali-ء کو کر رہے ہیں.

      "5. ہر نبی سچے ہیں یقین ہے کہ کرنے کے لئے. تاہم، ہم حضرت محمد (صلی علیہ وسلم کی پیروی کرنے کا حکم کر رہے ہیں
      صرف) اللہ علیہ وسلم. "

      محمد ایک "خوبصورت wingy thingy" کے ذریعے اللہ ارف خدا وغیرہ کے ساتھ ان کی پہلی رابطے سے پہلے ایک گرم، شہوت انگیز غار میں (رمضان لیجنڈ) کے تیس دن "روزہ" گزارے. عقل # 5 کی ایک نیوران منسوخی کا مطالبہ. # 5 بھی کافروں کے لئے خوفناک حقیقت میں اسلامی VI-olence یعنی موڑ محمد کی "روزہ، بھوک سے چلنے والی" hallu-cinations کا بڑا ذریعہ ہے.

      ان پانچ مراحل پر چلو اور ہم آپ کے اسلامی طریقوں میں سے ایک مکمل وصولی کی ضمانت!!

      "دو منٹ کی" علاج اس کی ضرورت ان لوگوں کو جو کرنے کے لئے نہیں مل رہا ہے تو بدقسمتی سے، بہت سے مسلمان مبصرین / اس بلاگ پر قارئین کو وہاں نہیں ہیں. آپ کو ایک مسلمان دوست ہے، تو اس کی ایک کاپی بھیج دیں اور دنیا کو بچانے کے لئے مدد کرتے ہیں.

      مطابق اقدامات پر عیسائیت، یہودیت، بدھ مت، ہندو مت اور Paganism کی خرافات کا ترک کرنا deprogramming کے لئے آپ کی درخواست پر دستیاب ہیں ..

      April 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm |
    • DaTruth

      Could you please post the 5-step for christianity? Or where can I find them? I wish you could email me, but putting me personal info on a CNN board would be similar to amputating a limb.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
    • Jonas Jones

      Haha, I think there's a holy war going on here.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
    • Muneef

      Waw Reality now you are writing in multi languages I am happy for you... I have stopped coming here for very long and tonight I just came to see if you well alright and still writing...and I am pleased to see that you are still around...wish you long life and bye from me.

      April 30, 2013 at 6:12 pm |
    • Reality

      Deprogramming Christianity:

      Saving Christians from the Infamous Resurrection Con/

      From that famous passage: In 1 Corinthians 15: 14, Paul reasoned, "If Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith."

      Even now Catholic/Christian professors of theology are questioning the bodily resurrection of the simple, preacher man aka Jesus.

      To wit;

      From a major Catholic university's theology professor’s grad school white-board notes:

      "Heaven is a Spirit state or spiritual reality of union with God in love, without earthly – earth bound distractions.
      Jesus and Mary's bodies are therefore not in Heaven.

      Most believe that it to mean that the personal spiritual self that survives death is in continuity with the self we were while living on earth as an embodied person.

      Again, the physical Resurrection (meaning a resuscitated corpse returning to life), Ascension (of Jesus' crucified corpse), and Assumption (Mary's corpse) into heaven did not take place.

      The Ascension symbolizes the end of Jesus' earthly ministry and the beginning of the Church.

      Only Luke records it. (Luke mentions it in his gospel and Acts, i.e. a single attestation and therefore historically untenable). The Ascension ties Jesus' mission to Pentecost and missionary activity of Jesus' followers.

      The Assumption has multiple layers of symbolism, some are related to Mary's special role as "Christ bearer" (theotokos). It does not seem fitting that Mary, the body of Jesus' Virgin-Mother (another biblically based symbol found in Luke 1) would be derived by worms upon her death. Mary's assumption also shows God's positive regard, not only for Christ's male body, but also for female bodies." "

      "In three controversial Wednesday Audiences, Pope John Paul II pointed out that the essential characteristic of heaven, hell or purgatory is that they are states of being of a spirit (angel/demon) or human soul, rather than places, as commonly perceived and represented in human language. This language of place is, according to the Pope, inadequate to describe the realities involved, since it is tied to the temporal order in which this world and we exist. In this he is applying the philosophical categories used by the Church in her theology and saying what St. Thomas Aquinas said long before him."

      The Vatican quickly embellished this story with a lot CYAP.

      With respect to rising from the dead, we also have this account:

      An added note: As per R.B. Stewart in his introduction to the recent book, The Resurrection of Jesus, Crossan and Wright in Dialogue,


      "Reimarus (1774-1778) posits that Jesus became sidetracked by embracing a political position, sought to force God's hand and that he died alone deserted by his disciples. What began as a call for repentance ended up as a misguided attempt to usher in the earthly political kingdom of God. After Jesus' failure and death, his disciples stole his body and declared his resurrection in order to maintain their financial security and ensure themselves some standing."

      p.168. by Ted Peters:

      Even so, asking historical questions is our responsibility. Did Jesus really rise from the tomb? Is it necessary to have been raised from the tomb and to appear to his disciples in order to explain the rise of early church and the transcription of the bible? Crossan answers no, Wright answers, yes. "

      So where are the bones"? As per Professor Crossan's analyses in his many books, the body of Jesus would have ended up in the mass graves of the crucified, eaten by wild dogs, covered with lime in a shallow grave, or under a pile of stones.

      April 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm |
    • Reality


      Here we thought you were captured by the local Yemen Islamic terrorists. As requested before, please post the Five Steps to Deprogram Islam on your mosque's door preferably in the Arabic form.

      April 30, 2013 at 11:46 pm |
  17. Paul

    Tom, that moron thinks that everyone who isn't Muslim is a Hindu, and it seems like he would gladly kill as many Hindu's as he could if he wasn't such a gaping v.agina.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm |
  18. pbernasc

    "Most Muslims believe religion, politics should be intertwined"

    so do conservatives in the US,, so Muslims or GOP voters are the same.
    I always said, a GOP voter would never make a freedom fighter, it he was born in a real oppressive system .. he rather be the cop that is sent to beat up the people or better the oppressive government official.

    April 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm |
    • Dahl

      pbernasc, I totally agree. Funny how conservatives never seem to recognize this.

      April 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm |
  19. NativeUSA

    Heaven for the average Muslim is that really hot place with the red horned pitchfork guy............

    April 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm |
  20. Reality

    Pew forgot to ask these Muslims the most important question:

    To wit:

    What instigated the attack on the Twin Towers, Flight 93 and the Pentagon?

    And what drives today's 24/7 mosque/imam-planned acts of terror and horror?

    The koran, Mohammed's book of death for all infidels and Muslim domination of the world by any means.

    Muslims must clean up this book removing said passages admitting that they are based on the Gabriel myth and therefore obviously the hallucinations and/or lies of Mohammed.

    Then we can talk about the safety and location of mosques and what is taught therein.

    Until then, no Muslim can be trusted anytime or anywhere..................................
    (and that includes the 38,000 Muslims that Pew interviewed)

    April 30, 2013 at 5:02 pm |

      hinduism, terrorism by hindu Jews, terrorist secular s, self centered by faith,

      April 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm |
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