May 25, 2015

81% of Al Jazeera viewers support ISIS: POLL

Rebel Staff

A poll conducted by Al Jazeera's Arabic website found that a majority of its viewers support ISIS.

The poll, which asked “Do you support the organizing victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria?” had 81% reply 'YES'.

What does this have to say about the channel?

Flashback to last year: Ben Shapiro made a video dispelling the myth of the radical Muslim minority.

SOUND OFF in the comments: What do you think?

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commented 2015-05-27 21:31:03 -0400
Jason: I guess you didn’t understand my points about the distortion inherent in the headline. No problem, I’ve pretty much given up on the notion that there’s a scintilla of intelligence remaining anywhere on this site.
commented 2015-05-27 13:39:23 -0400
I just don’t get why it is surprising to Terry or others that 81% of Al Jazeera viewers support ISIS. Al Jazeera is the propoganda arm of Wahabi Islam. I’m just surprised its not 99%. It is NOT a serious news service, any more than say Pravda. I get Shapiro’s point. Millions upon millions of Muslims are not terrorists, but they hold radical ideas totally in opposition of our values, and are the moral, and often financial support, of ISIS.
commented 2015-05-27 00:00:54 -0400
Ron Zager – yes, that is interesting.
commented 2015-05-27 00:00:19 -0400
Terry Rudden – I got your point; I was just giving you a hard time for fun.

How interesting you have met two pedophile priests and zero Canadian jihadis. I have never met a pedophile priest, at least not that I know of. There was a United Church minister I worked with that I had suspicions about but again, the subject didn’t come up. One time he said to me, “My great, great, great, great aunt was a witch too” … Too???? And a Christian Reformed lay minister said something almost the same, that the men in the greater congregational diaspora were saying I had “special powers” -I know it sounds laughable but at the time, I found it alarming. I mean, these were educated folks. Anyway, I’ve met close to two handfuls, maybe more, Canadian jihadis.

Interesting how personal experience influences perspective.
commented 2015-05-26 15:10:24 -0400
Terry I can’t speak for others here or on other similar sites but I confess I do have my own political bogeyman that I tend to aggregate every evil under the sun. No question about that. My reasoning or lack of it is based on my own experiences, places I have been to, where I have lived, analysis and a current President of a country that I have had the misfortune of being alone with. My bogeyman is socialism which in my opinion destroys everything in its wake while rewarding those in power and their cronies. Yes I know there are also grievous monstrosities committed by capitalist robber barrens.
Many on this site are afraid of the jihad and blame them for the bloodshed that is happening across the globe. We don’t want that here. None of us do.
commented 2015-05-26 13:28:26 -0400
Joan, my point on Muslim chirality was intended to point out the amusing tendency of folks on this and similar sites to aggregate every evil under the sun under the banner of their own political bogeyman, without distinction, and mostly without rational thought about (a) what the various flavours of badness actually meant, and (b) how ideologically incompatible most of them actually are if examined.
commented 2015-05-26 13:22:51 -0400
Joan: I also assume most police, mayors, senators, MPs, MPPs, Senators an doctors, engineers, bankers, angel investors, civil servants, union leaders, entrepreneurs, priests, tinkers, tailors, soldiers, sailors, doctors, lawyers and Indian chiefs are not pedophiles. It would be naive to believe that none of them are, but to be honest, I’ve personally met more pedophile priests (2) than I have Canadian Muslim jihadis (0).
commented 2015-05-26 13:21:09 -0400
BZ – Of course you are right about the numbers trend but I disagree that outcome is inevitable. Canada is not France. With the exception of the People’s Republic of New France where most Arabic-speaking immigrants have settled, Canada is in pretty good shape, numbers-wise. And as for the Quebecois, they aren’t giving up Catholicism without a fight. They have PEGIDA and Generation Identitaire activist groups already holding protests to try to wake people up, which I believe is working, before we get like our European allies.
commented 2015-05-26 13:10:37 -0400
Terry Rudden – While I take your point that not all police, mayors, senators, MPs, MPPs, Senators and, I would add, doctors, engineers, bankers, angel investors, civil servants, union leaders, bikers, drug dealers, and entrepreneurs, etc., are jihadis disguised as the good guys (?!) I think it is naive to believe none of them are.

A campus cop at Brock University openly promoted genocide of the Jews when I worked there. After I objected to her superiors that her open promotion of Jewish genocide undermined the security interests of my Jewish students, three hooded men attacked me in the parking lot one night as I left work. Police told me one of the men had the same name as what they called “a famous Ukrainian terrorist”. They told my lawyer it was no longer safe for me to return to work without a police escort.

I thought that was just stupid b.s. because I was such a nobody but police said no, the threat was real and serious. But instead of arresting those responsible, police instead recommended I leave town.

There are more than enough who mean us all ill to justify a cautious approach to just about everything these days. I will not be cowed but neither will I give up the belief that people are individuals first, not defined necessarily by any demographic they belong to.
commented 2015-05-26 12:59:44 -0400
Ron Zager – the Iranian Ayatollahs are only the supreme authority for shi’ite Muslims not for Sunnis and Shi’ites are a considerable minority in the Muslim diaspora.

Allah is supposed to be the prime authority for all Muslims, regardless of sect, but you know how it is with gods – never there to settle a dispute over which lying, barbaric criminal should rule.

There is no reason why Islamic ideology cannot engage in reform concurrent with a fight to subdue the global caliphate imperialists.
commented 2015-05-26 12:52:50 -0400
Terry – I think the solution to the old puzzle of whether Islamic ideology is politically left- or right-wing lies in understanding Islamic ideology is like any other; multi-faceted and diverse in interpretation and application.

Islam’s no-interest on loans ethic could be considered econmically leftist. Mind you, its banking system makes money in other ways, but based on pure, discrete ideology, that could be seen as left-wing. Also, the segregation of the sexes can be compared to the segregation of sexes in some communist work camps where men and women are allowed to be together only for the purpose of making more slave workers. Sigh. The North Korean political prisons come to mind.

In addition, Islam requires strict tithing to, ostensibly, care for the poor. That’s a pretty leftist idea.

They believe in revolution to free the oppressed. Hmmm, idle no more, are they, fighting jihad?

While westernized leftist ideologies tend toward atheism, I don’t know that that means no theocracy can be considered leftist. Atheism is not a required value for leftist party membership.

Also left- and right-wing ideologies have more in common, especially as they tend toward extremes, than they do with the middle-road, “progressive” or modernizing ideologies. Hence my quirky idea a Harper-Mulcair coalition would be good for Canada. (Don’t taze me, rebels!)

And my illogical joke that because the earth is round, if one travels far enough to the right, one ends up on the left … and vice versa … ideologically.

Too damn humid for war!
commented 2015-05-26 12:38:19 -0400
Ron Voss – please do not assume I am unfamiliar with the literature, including that of the very wry, highly literate and very entertaining David Wood. I particularly enjoyed his youtube autobiography about how he did time for an almost successful attempted murder on his father.

I get your point; I just differ with your view that it is the only possible outcome. With all your research you must have come across the fact – yes, it is a fact – that Muslims are required to first consult God, or Allah, not Muhammad, not the Quran, not the imam, but God. That means individual conscience comes into play not to mention the influence of any god you may believe in.

Your view suggests the only hope for democracy is to slaughter 2 billion Muslims, including babes in arms. I want to consider other, more realistic, more humanitarian, more loving options.
commented 2015-05-26 11:38:21 -0400
Ron: your description of the two schools thought is valid, and there are extreme views at either end, as well as considerable middle ground. My point is that people who are trying in good faith to arrive at accurate conclusions need to base their thinking on accurate date. That’s why I may sometimes seem obsessive about headlines or content that mis-state or misinterpret.
On another note, I’ve long been puzzled by association often implied here about a kind of political kinship between “leftists” and Muslims. I have Muslim friends and colleagues, but frankly (and I realize I’m generalizing here), I find most of them considerably more “right wing” than I am – generally more socially conservative, fiscally conservative, often opposed to same sex marriage and women’s reproductive rights, and so on. And that’s the Canadian ones: middle-Eastern jihadis believe in theocracy, which is about as not-left as you can get.
commented 2015-05-26 09:51:08 -0400
Terry you have raised some good points as per usual. Conventional wisdom from the left says as Mohammedans move to Western countries they will become just like the rest of the population interested in getting ahead and not interested in what they left behind. The right says they are all here to bring jihad. We can sit back relax, watch and time will tell us the answer. Here we get the world as TheRebel sees it which you must admit could be correct. We can also go to the CBC or listen to Progress on Sirius XM for a different world view. My travels tell me we are in trouble yours that things are not so bad.
commented 2015-05-26 09:43:23 -0400
I agree Vlad, Obama is an imposter and has fooled many! His main goal was to destroy North America, and his efforts will be ramped up, since the clock is running down on him. I don’t think he will go quietly into the sunset though, I believe that he has aspirations of heading up the terroristic apologizers at the UN, and then the attacks on humanity will be unrelenting!
commented 2015-05-26 08:52:57 -0400
Not that I would ever accuse the Rebel of exaggerating things, but the headline “81% of Al Jazeera viewers support ISIS” is a little inaccurate. A more accurate title: “According to a poor translation by an extreme right wing American website, 81% of the people who responded to an online poll (not an actual survey) in Arabic…”
Since that poll excludes everyone who doesn’t speak Arabic, and since most Muslims DON’T speak Arabic, I think the conclusions about what “Muslims” think on the basis of this poll are a little speculative.
Nice fearmongering, though, Rebel staff. Well done.
commented 2015-05-26 08:43:08 -0400
Bravo Zulu, that’s a pretty scary world view. So in your opinion, are Muslim Canadians who serve as police officers, mayors, soldiers, members of Parliament, members of legislative assemblies, Senators, and do forth – are they secret, evil conspirators, or simply dupes of an international conspiracy?
commented 2015-05-26 06:02:03 -0400
barry’s father (when he was alive), was a practicing Kenyan muslim. barry is just a deceptive pig who has partnered his socialist/communist/marxist/liberal alliance with islamic terrorists.

The socialist/communist/marxist/liberal alliance just want NO freedom of speech and NO religion (islam will be the last to go).
commented 2015-05-26 02:30:41 -0400
Wake up Canada. 3.2% of our population are Muslim. Only 0.9% are Muslim in the USA.
And in Canada it is growing by 0.1% per year. Mostly due to immigration. Denmark is having problems with their 4.1% and France with their 7.5%.
commented 2015-05-26 02:05:57 -0400
Bravo Zulu: ‘Because most Canadians truly do have no clue what happens outside their own little world’. Truer words have never been spoken, and it is because most Canadians are ‘Fat Cats’. In my circle of friends and family I see and experience this cluelessness everyday. Don’t get me wrong I, my friends and family are not rich people but we are not starving either, but I see and experience all of them going about their life, working and raising their own families with no clue what-so-ever as to what is happening in Canada leave alone the world.
When I get the chance to engage any of then in current affairs, it ends up with me having to explain what I’m talking about. The other problem is that most of them listen to the CBC liars and spin doctors that never tell it like it is and most times don’t tell it at all. One of my family members are always surprised when I tell them something I had learned on the Rebel, and can’t believe that what I am saying is true because they did not hear it on CBC, or worse they repeat it to a very close friend of theirs that actually works for the CBC as a local broadcaster and is told that it is not true because it came from people that used to work for the now defunct Sun News.
So, yeah a whole lot of Canadians are clueless and it scares the hell out of me.
commented 2015-05-26 00:15:48 -0400
Radical Islamists want to kill us all. Moderate Muslims want radical Islamists to kill us all.
commented 2015-05-25 23:06:17 -0400
I would like to know why the CRTC approved a terrorist network like Al Jazeera, for basic cable, and the SNN fought like hell to make basic cable and wasn’t approved??? Who is on the board for the CRTC? I think everyone of them should be investigated for fraud and corruption, and fired for their obvious bias against anything conservative. It’s truly disgusting!
commented 2015-05-25 22:21:41 -0400
81 % support ISIS. 19% just want to kill us.
commented 2015-05-25 21:17:54 -0400
Look what it took to defeat Hitler. It took an all out concentrated effort by the Allies to bring that evil down. I see no evidence that the West is willing to tackle ISIS or to protect freedoms here at home. It will take Israel Russia and China to put an end to this madness. They will do the job while we stand by and bow to those seek to destory us. Or not.
commented 2015-05-25 20:38:45 -0400
Bravo Zulu you are right there when you say Mohammedanism is the religion of the Arabs. It is totally contradictory to what was the Western way of life. Yet we have Western politicians apologizing for them all the time. In his memoir Bill Clinton reminds the reader on more than one occasion they are the religion of love and peace and have much to offer America. Obama and Justin for Canada certainly believe that. Joan argues and she is right at the moment that they live here peacefully. Ron Voss doesn’t think it will stay that way. As for me I think we will be over run through immigration. I would recommend that everyone attend a citizenship ceremony in the near future. I was there at one last week and the judge said Canada is a great experiment and we all hope it will work. I was dumbfounded. No shots will be fired and slowly the inevitable will happen. And folks before voting day remember most of this has happened under the current government.
commented 2015-05-25 20:08:05 -0400
JOAN ABERNETHY, “Listen, folks, most Muslims here in Canada and the west ARE living peacefully with us. The numbers Shapiro cited were measurements of thoughts not acts. We don’t target thought crimes, do we”?
One‘s worldview shapes one’s values, which, in turn, dictates one’s behavior and actions. Also, with respect to, “most Muslims here in Canada and the west ARE living peacefully with us”, it needs to be understood that the objective of Muslim supremacism in a given country is achieved in stages. David Wood of Answering Muslims, provides a good explanation in his video entitled, “Three Stages of Jihad”:
Such a tactic is exemplified by the pattern of behavior revealed by the life of Muhammad, who is considered as the perfect man in Islamic theology and revered today in the Muslim world as the model par excellence to be imitated. Stage One: Stealth Jihad. Stage Two: Defensive Jihad. Stage Three: Offensive Jihad.
Islam divides the world into two spheres: the House of Peace (Dar al-Salaam) – areas that Muslims control, and the House of War (Dar al-Harb) – areas that Muslims don’t yet control. I have heard someone succinctly explain the Muslim staged-Jihad strategy for taking over a country they don’t control (House of War (Dar al-Harb) in these three words: Emigrate, Increase, Eliminate.
commented 2015-05-25 20:06:46 -0400
@ Joan – wait until those numbers rise – yoiu will see France all over again – as Europe goes now, so go we in about one more generation – it is all a matter of numbers – trust me on this. I have the T-shirt.
commented 2015-05-25 20:04:54 -0400
Of course they do – most of them are arabs and no matter what the politically correct will tell you – ISIS is indeed islam.

Who do you think puts all the money into the mosque coffers in THIS country to send overseas?

The so called moderates. By the way – there is no such thing – that too is a media invented term – faithfully parroted by the politicians.

Look at Hitler, Mao and Stalin – they too were supported by people who were not “party members” and fit the moderate definition.

In the end – Canadians will learn the hard way – just as Europe is learning now.

Because most Canadians truly do have no clue what happens outside their own little world.