The Gallup polling group has just come out with a survey "proving" that the vast majority of Muslims aren't radical and condemn the 9/11 attacks on America. According to the poll 93% of Muslims worldwide are moderate while "only" 7% are radical. And the radicals, we're told, are that way because of politics not religion. Thus, Islam is absolved of being the inspiration for the horrors done in its name. How convenient. And that's why I don't believe this poll.
According to the Yahoo! News article, the Gallup survey was conducted to "[seek] to dispel the belief held by some in the West that Islam itself is the driving force for radicalism". In other words, the survey had a preconceived goal in mind. And just so us Westerners understand how ignorant of and prejudiced against Muslims we really are, the Gallup survey revealed that radical Muslims were no more religious than their moderate counterparts and even "believe in democracy more than the...moderates do". I'm not making this up.
I don't doubt that the Muslims who participated in this survey did say the positive things Gallup claims. The problem is that little doctrine called taqqiya* which allows Muslims to lie to kafirs to help Islam. I can't think of a better opportunity to practice taqqiya than this survey. Tell the Western kafirs what they desperately want to believe then let their media spread it all over the globe. Apologists for Islam can then seize on this poll to bolster their claims that Muhammad's religion is really peaceful and that the Koran quoting decapitators and suicide bombers are aberrations. Taqqiya has done its job.
We kafirs can't afford to take this survey at face value. Doing so could mean signing our own death certificate. We must keep our guard up and never forget the goal of the enemy we face. Muslims aim to conquer, convert, or kill us and any means are permissible to achieve that end. We must ALWAYS fight back, using the Muslims' means against them. Our very lives depend on it.
*I'm not sure of the spelling.