There’s been lots of attention-grabbing opposition to Trump’s “Muslim ban” executive order, from demonstrations to court orders. But polls make it clear public opinion is much more mixed. Standard phone polls show small majorities opposed, while web and automated polls find small majorities continue to support it.

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7 thoughts on “Why Do So Many Americans Fear Muslims? Decades of Denial About America’s Role in the World.

  1. Depressing. I’ve witnessed similar sentiments expressed in ‘respectable’ British journals. The more histories I read, general, social, political and military the more I’m convinced the most dangerous and pernicious disease to Humanity suffers from is Terminal Stupidity.

      • Quite. I can remember a British comedy write and performer of national status once saying on Radio and quite casually ‘I mean the Quran. It’s rubbish’ (no not Jim Davis, someone regularly performing on BBC Radio 4;s comedy slot- left quite a sour taste in my mouth, and no fuss was raised)

      • Personally, I have no truck with religion or religious beliefs which I believe diminish us as humans. Trump is doing what Mao Tse Tung did in The so called Cultural War in China, Lenin in post revolutionary Russia and Stalin repeated. Hitler did it, too and so did it Pol Pot. It’s a war against Intellect because if you think, you resist and you rebel.

      • Oh well, and there’s me a convert to Catholicism!
        Never mind.
        I’ve recently been reading up on both Chinese and Russian histories and it’s interesting how both Mao and Stalin resembled an Emperor or a Czar. The former used to read histories of the emperors and the later seemed reckon some of the more ruthless czars ‘Got The Job Done’.
        I will need a lot of convincing to show me I am wrong in my belief that Trump is an out-of-his-depth amateur, who as time goes on and the attrition of government kicks finds that he has been side-lined by his own admin and become a constitutional head.
        Meanwhile two bye-election results tomorrow from historically safe English labour seats.

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