Saturday, August 28, 2010

57% of Arabs Oppose Building Mosque at Ground Zero

You may be interested to learn 57% of Arabs polled by a liberal Arab-language daily are opposed to the construction of the mosque at Ground Zero.

According to Fouad Ajami, who spoke with Bill Bennett on Morning in America on Thursday morning, Arabs in the Islamic world see the mosque as unnecessary, and an “affront to American sensibilities.” Ajami also explains that Islam in the West, and Islam in the Islamic world, are on different trajectories. In the Middle East, “Arabs and Muslims saw the coming of religion, radical religion, and saw it wreck their world, in Saudi Arabia, in Egypt, and elsewhere, and they really wish to cap the volcano.”

We strongly urge you to listen to the entire interview here. Ajami discusses the survey around 6:30.

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