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A Texas plumber says he has no idea how his company’s work truck ended up in the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria.
The truck, a black Ford F-250 with the logo for Texas City’s Mark-1 Plumbing emblazoned on the door, appeared in a tweet posted Monday by the Ansar al-Deen Front, a jihadist group operating near Aleppo. In the photo, a man fires an anti-aircraft gun mounted to the bed of the truck, presumably where plumbing equipment used to sit….more: huffingtonpost.
Just days after two Muslims were accused of gunning down 14 people in California, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 51 percent of Americans view Muslims living in the United States the same as any other community, while 14.6 percent are generally fearful….
“If terrorism is designed to create a larger gap between Muslims and Westerners, unfortunately they’re succeeding,”… The poll has a credibility interval of 3.4 percentage points for all Americans and about 5.5 percentage points when looking at just Republican or Democratic responses…more: news.yahoo.com
How Safe Do You Feel, As A Muslim, In U.S.A
- Safe (40%, 42 Votes)
- Somewhat (29%, 30 Votes)
- Very safe (17%, 18 Votes)
- Unsafe (14%, 15 Votes)
Total Voters: 105
In an unprecedented venture, Sky News commissioned an opinion poll by Survation into what Muslims and non-Muslims think about a range of issues including radicalisation, security concerns, political uncertainty, a rise in hate crimes and growing prejudice.
We asked 1,000 Muslims and 1,000 non-Muslims to share their opinions and found that, while most Muslims saw their religion as being in step with British values, 16% did not.
The results showed that younger Muslims were more likely to see their values aligned to those of Britain, with 73% of those aged 18 to 34 agreeing, compared to 71% of those aged over 55. Male Muslims were also more likely to agree – with 78% versus the female figure of 64%. …..mor news.sky
Are You Better Off Now Spiritually (Faith) Than You Were Last Year?
- I’m doing worse. (34%, 12 Votes)
- I’m doing far better now. (31%, 11 Votes)
- Things have improved a little.(31%, 11 Votes)
- Nothing has changed. (4%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 35