The question is, what do Muslims who know about jihadi activity and extremists in their community do with that knowledge, especially since Muslim Brotherhood groups (like Hamas-tied CAIR) urge them not to cooperate with law enforcement?
In the wake of jihadi attacks in America, Europe and around the world, I would expect Muslims to be vigilant in exposing jihadists in their communities and in their mosques. Are they?
One in five US Muslims knows of extremist support in community The Telegraph
One in five American Muslims knows of support for extremism in their community, new research has found, despite Muslims being far happier about the state of the US than other groups.On the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches, 21 per cent of respondents told a study they had detected "a great deal" or "a fair deal" of support for extremism in their areas.
While the vast majority said that suicide bombings and other forms of violence against civilians to protect Islam were never justified, 19 per cent of respondents did not agree with this statement.
Peter King, a Republican congressman for New York, said the findings "reinforce the need" for him to continue holding controversial hearings on the radicalisation of American Muslims.
"There is a small percentage of American Muslims who are sympathetic to al-Qaeda. al-Qaeda is trying to recruit them. They are the ones we should be looking for," said Mr King.
How does King know what the percentages are?
The study, by the Pew Research Centre, found 56 per cent of Muslims were "satisfied with the current direction of the country", compared to just 23 per cent of the population at large.
Those two figures have grown further apart since four years ago, when 38 per cent of Muslims and 32 per cent of the general population were content with America's direction.
The study also found that 79 per cent of American Muslims rated their communities as "excellent" or "good" places to live.
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