Muslim-Western Tensions Persist
Muslim and Western publics continue to largely agree that relations between them are poor, and disagree about who is at fault – Muslims largely blame Westerners, while those in the West generally blame Muslims. However, in both Western and predominantly Muslim nations, there is a shared concern about the threat posed by Islamic extremism.
Mixed Views of Hamas and Hezbollah in Largely Muslim Nations
Across predominantly Muslim nations, there is little enthusiasm for the extremist Islamic organizations Hamas and Hezbollah, although there are pockets of support for both groups, especially in the Middle East.
Xenophobia on the Continent
(from The National Interest)
Unfavorable Views of Jews and Muslims on the Increase in Europe
Growing numbers of people in several major European countries say they have an unfavorable opinion of Jews, and opinions of Muslims also are more negative than they were several years ago. These findings are from a new Pew Global Attitudes Project report, based on data gathered from 24 countries from regions throughout the world, that examine worldwide religiosity and take a close look at Muslim publics’ attitudes toward terrorism, Osama bin Laden, Hamas, Hezbollah and more.
All the World’s a Stage
Views of the U.S. in the Muslim World (from The National Interest)
Europeans Debate the Scarf and the Veil
Except in France, most Muslim women choose to cover their heads — but many among the general public disapprove
The French-Muslim Connection
Is France Doing a Better Job of Integration than Its Critics?
Lebanon’s Muslims: Relatively Secular and Pro-Christian
But Support for Terrorism and Anti-Semitism are Widespread
Islam and the West: Searching for Common Ground
Remarks of Andrew Kohut to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
Muslims in Europe: Economic Worries Top Concerns About Religious and Cultural Identity
Few Signs of Backlash From Western Europeans
Where Terrorism Finds Support in the Muslim World
That May Depend on How You Define It – and Who Are the Targets
Islamic Extremism: Common Concern for Muslim and Western Publics
Concerns over Islamic extremism, extensive in the West even before this month’s terrorist attacks in London, are shared to a considerable degree by the publics in several predominantly Muslim nations surveyed.