A stunning percentage of Muslim youth in France support suicide bombing, US isn’t much better

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Import a population of people, almost half of whom believe suicide bombing is a legitimate means of subduing those pesky infidels, and odds are you’re bound for some sort of trouble.

Tragically, France is learning this sad fact the hard way.

The Jewish Press reported that suicide bombing, which it called “probably the most extreme act of terrorism” and compared to the Japanese Kamikaze pilots who crashed their bomb-laden planes into enemy ships in a last-ditch effort to stave off defeat in WWII, is supported by a whopping 42 percent of French Muslim youth.

It drew its data from a November, 2015 Pew Poll that concluded that, although France had the highest percentage of Muslims under the age of 30 that are “consistently the least likely to say that suicide bombing is never justified,” numbers among Muslim youth in the United States aren’t all that much better, at 26 percent.

“In other words, the share who think suicide bombing against civilians can ever be justified, even if rarely, is higher among those younger than 30 compared with those who are older. About a quarter (26%) of younger US Muslims say suicide bombing can at least rarely be justified, 17 percentage points higher than the proportion of Muslims ages 30 and older (9%) who share that view. The age gap is about as wide in Great Britain (18 percentage points) but somewhat narrower in Germany (12 points), France (11 points) and Spain (7 points).”

And it’s not getting any better. This Pew research is nearly identical to similar polling eight years ago, in 2007.

Oddly enough, for such a question the actual positive answer percentages are likely even higher, given that most people, even if they feel that way, would hesitate to answer in the affirmative.

The fact that such a high percentage of Muslims do, however, speaks volumes.

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