Chapman University’s third annual Survey of American Fears that has just been released, using a random sample of 1,511 Americans over the age of 18, finds that fear of an Islamic terrorist attack is second on the list, right behind fear of corrupt government officials.
OC Register Fear of Islamic terrorism and and a deep fear of government corruption are among the key findings in this year’s look at what fills Americans with dread – this is the first time the survey was taken in the heat of a presidential election.
Almost half of respondents said they would be uncomfortable with a mosque being built in their neighborhood, with roughly one-third believing that Muslims are more likely to be terrorists and that the Muslim immigration should be banned.
“A third of the population is basically saying we need institutionalized discrimination based on the one religion that is waging violent and/or civilization jihad in nearly every country on earth.
As disturbing as those numbers might be, Hussam Ayloush (below), executive director of the greater Los Angeles chapter of designated terrorist group CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) said they were not surprising.
“There is a vicious cycle that exists here,” he said. “One that begins with people’s lack of knowledge or understanding of Islam, which gets exploited by irresponsible candidates or public officials trying to build their political careers by using fear mongering.”
Ayloush said moving beyond these fears needs to be a collective social effort (led by Muslim Brotherhood front groups like CAIR) to educate ignorant Americans and dispel misconceptions (aka the truth about Islam) wherever they arise.
Below is a video of CAIR’s Ayloush in an interview with Tom Trento of The United West, pretending that he never heard of the Muslim Brotherhood in America, the parent organization of CAIR.