A majority of Muslim youths in the Middle East and North Africa regard extremist groups such as the Islamic State and Al-Qaida as a perversion of Islam and its teachings, according to a new survey.
“At least three-quarters of millennial respondents in all countries surveyed” regard groups like ISIS and Al-Qaida as “either a complete perversion of Islam’s teachings or mostly wrong,” according to the survey conducted by Egypt’s Zogby Research Services
The survey, which was reported by AFP and Arab media, polled 5,374 young Arab Muslim men and women in Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories. It was conducted last October and November.
…. In the Palestinian territories and Saudi Arabia, over 55 percent of those surveyed said the radical groups were distorting Islam’s teachings. [Haaretz] Read more
Three-Quarters of Young Middle East Muslims View ISIS as ‘Perversion of Islam’
The poll surveyed Muslims in Morocco, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, and the Palestinian
Three-quarters of young Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa view extremist groups, such as the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda, as entities that distort the religion of Islam and its core teachings, a new survey has found.
The poll, conducted by Zogby Research Services, commissioned by The Futures Initiative at the Abu Dhabi-based Tabah Foundation and released on Tuesday, surveyed 5,374 Muslims between the ages of 15 and 34 in eight Arab countries—Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, the Palestinian territories and Saudi Arabia—in October and November.
“At least three-quarters of millennial respondents in all countries surveyed” see ISIS and Al-Qaeda as “either a complete perversion of Islam’s teachings or mostly wrong,” the survey says. [Newsweek] Read more