Category: Surveys & Studies

“Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf” (via the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence)

“Bin Ladin’s Bookshelf” (via the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence)

[ 0 ] May 20, 2015 |

via (U.S.) OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE on MAY 20, 2015:  On May 20, 2015, the ODNI released a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid on the compound used to hide Usama bin Ladin. The release, which followed a rigorous interagency review, aligns with the President’s call for increased transparency–consistent with […]

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WATCH: Saudi Arabia — Migrants Abused During Mass Deportations (HRW Report)

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

via HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH (PRESS RELEASE) on MAY 10, 2015:  (Beirut) – Saudi authorities have conducted a concerted campaign since 2013 to detain and deport hundreds of thousands of undocumented migrant workers, resulting in abuses against many of them, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 36-page report, “Detained, Beaten, Deported: Saudi […]

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REPORT: “Death Everywhere:” War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses in Aleppo (Amnesty International)

REPORT: “Death Everywhere:” War Crimes and Human Rights Abuses in Aleppo (Amnesty International)

[ 0 ] May 5, 2015 |

via AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL (REPORT SUMMARY RELEASE) on MAY 4, 2015:  Sheer terror and unbearable suffering has forced many civilians in Aleppo to eke out an existence underground to escape the relentless aerial bombardment of opposition-held areas by government forces, according to a new report published by Amnesty International. “Death Everywhere:” War Crimes and Human Rights […]

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The Super Survey: Two Decades of Americans’ Views on Islam and Muslims (via Georgetown U)

[ 0 ] April 30, 2015 |

via THE BRIDGE INITIATIVE (at Georgetown University’s Al-Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding) on APRIL 30, 2015:  For the first time ever, two decades of major polling data on Americans’ views of Islam and Muslims has been analyzed to highlight trends and centralized in one study. The result? The Super Survey: Two Decades of […]

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Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

Survey: What do 200 million Arab Youth Have to Say About their Future?

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

via ASDA’A BURSON-MARSTELLER ARAB YOUTH SURVEY 2015: The 7th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2015 was conducted by international polling firm PSB to explore attitudes among Arab youth in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. PSB conducted 3,500 face-to-face interviews from January 20th to February 12th, 2015 with Arab men and […]

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PRRI: US Muslims More Supportive of Same-Sex Marriage than White Evangelical Christians

PRRI: US Muslims More Supportive of Same-Sex Marriage than White Evangelical Christians

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

42 % of US Muslims Favor or Strongly Favor Same-Sex Marriage; White Evangelical Protestants — 28% The most supportive major religious groups are Buddhists (84 percent), Jews (77 percent), and Americans who select “Other religion” (75 percent); additionally, more than three-quarters (77 percent) of the religiously unaffiliated also support same-sex marriage.  by ROBERT P. JONES, […]

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Is The British Muslim Vote Actually A Thing?

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Politicians and activist groups have said that tapping into the “Muslim vote” will be essential to winning in May. But does it actually exist? by HUSSEIN KESVANI for BuzzFeed NEWS on APRIL 8, 2015:  British Muslims make up just under 5% of the overall UK population, nearly half of whom are eligible to vote in […]

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Resources to Combat Anti-Muslim Propaganda (one scholar’s recommendations)

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015 |

by CHRISTOPHER CAMERON SMITH for REIMAGINING CORDOBA (BLOG) on APRIL 8, 2015:  Since I sometimes get requests from folks looking for resources to combat anti-Muslim propaganda, I thought I would offer a few suggestions. Although many books have been written about Islamophobia, there are a few that I believe are the most informative and accessible […]

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The Future of World Religions: Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest & and Unaffiliated Are Shrinking

The Future of World Religions: Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest & and Unaffiliated Are Shrinking

[ 0 ] April 3, 2015 |

“Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. If current trends continue, by 2050 the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians around the world…India will have the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, surpassing Indonesia… Muslims […]

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Andreas Lubitz: Racial Subtext to Discourse on Counter-terrorism

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

“In the years 1990 to 2012, violence carried out by right-wing groups is on par with violence carried out by Muslims in Europe (249 and 263 incidences, respectively). During the same period, “there were 145 acts of political violence carried out by the American far right, resulting in 348 deaths.” In comparison, 20 were killed […]

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