Tag: Americans

The share of Americans who leave Islam is offset by those who become Muslim

A 2017 Pew Research Center survey of U.S. Muslims, using slightly different questions than the 2014 survey, found a similar estimate (24%) of the share of those who were raised Muslim but have left Islam. Among this group, 55% no longer identify with any religion, according to the 2017 survey. Fewer identify as Christian (22%), and an additional one-in-five (21%) identify with a wide variety of smaller groups, including faiths such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, or as generally “spiritual.”…: MORE: pewresearch

Bill Maher makes us dumber: How ignorance, fear and stupid pop-culture clichés shape Americans’ view of the Middle East

Last Sunday was the 14th anniversary of the American invasion of Iraq. Given the outcome of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the milestone passed almost completely without comment among the many who led the charge to Baghdad in 2003. There are soldiers of all ranks who went into battle carrying copies of Ibn Khaldun’s “The Muqaddimah,” Hans Wehr’s Arabic-English Dictionary and other works that might help explain the land and region to which…more: SALON.COM

Americans are twice as willing to distance Christian extremists from their religion as Muslims

Perhaps the most striking questions, though, were a pair in which the pollsters asked whether people were willing to distance terrorists from the religions in whose name they claimed to be acting. (The questions were: “When people claim to be Muslim/Christian and commit acts of violence in the name of Islam/Christianity, do you believe they really are Muslim/Christian, or not?”)…MORE: WASHINGTONPOST.COM

Millions of Americans drink unsafe water, study says – CNN.com

CDC report reveals magnitude of Flint water crisisMillions of Americans may be drinking water with unsafe levels of industrial chemicals, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters. These chemicals, known as polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl substances or PFASs, have been linked to high cholesterol, obesity, hormone suppression — and even cancer…more: CNN

Positive examples of Muslim Americans are easy to find | Faith Matters

till on the loose in New York City is the man who tried to set a Muslim woman’s blouse on fire in a department store. The blouse was in accordance with hijab, the traditional dress code for Muslim women. The woman was not harmed, according to reports, and it’s believed that a suspect in the case has also targeted women without hijabs – but when you heard about this story, it’s likely your brain linked the attack to religious bias. ..more:NJ.COM|BY NJ.COM