Sunday, December 19, 2004

Freedom of Religion?

Apparently only for certain religions.

Over half over Americans, it seems, think we ought to be restricting the rights of Muslim-Americans.

The survey, "conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims’ civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious."

And this is interesting: " Researchers also found that respondents who paid more attention to television news were more likely to fear terrorist attacks and support limiting the rights of Muslim-Americans."

Watching Faux News & Bill O'Reilly, listening to Rush, and going to church -- they correlate with making you anti-American.

Or at least ignorant about civil rights.

Pretty interesting.

1 comment:

zelda1 said...

People who want to curtail the *other* religions make me think of those people who came to our country to begin with, the Puritans, who wanted religious freedom, their religious freedom. Now, given their yearning to want to purify their religion and force it upon those who didn't believe like they did like the Quakers and how they, the puritans, persecuted them when they didn't convert, and then there is the whole little witch hunting thing that went on and all those lives that were taken for that purification of their religion and not to mention the torture and death of men and women who did nothing more than take a roll in the hay with other than their spouses, well it makes me want to scream. And here we have those self righteous fundies who are now wanting to what! Restrict the rights of Muslim-Americans. How sad that they can even say that out loud. There is going to be a massive degernation of the rights of everyone in this country: from the rights of women to the rights of those who don't follow the same religious views as the fundies. Where will it end? God, these four years better fly by.