At noon we observed a 2 minute silence for the the 7/7 victims. A poll of Brit Muslims gives some grounds for hope – most want to integrate with UK society. But, sadly, a closer look at the numbers suggests that most young Muslim males want to kill their hosts.
13% of British Muslims think that the four men who carried out the London Tube and bus bombings of July 7, 2005, should be regarded as “martyrs”
7% agree that suicide attacks on civilians in the UK can be justified in some circumstances, rising to 16 per cent for a military target
16% of British Muslims say that while the attacks may have been wrong, the cause was right
2% would be proud if a family member decided to join al-Qaeda. Sixteen per cent would be “indifferent”
56% of British Muslims believe that the Government is not doing enough to fight extremism, more than the 49 per cent of the whole population who agree
50% think the intelligence services have the right to infiltrate Muslim organisations to gather information about their activities and the way they obtain funding
65% of British Muslims say that their community needs to do more to integrate properly with British society
35% say that they would feel proud if a close family member joined the police.
Young men aged between 16 and 30 mostly are responsible for most criminality in all cultures. Reports on terror attacks confirm a similar demographic – female killers are rare enough to make the headlines, and I’ve never read of an oldster suicide bomber. So what percentage of Brit Muslims in this anti-social demographic favors killing their Brit hosts?
The pollsters probably sampled the 57-year demographic of men and women aged between 18 and 75. Of that the 15-year “male criminal” demographic is half (to exclude women) of 15/57 – that’s 13%, assuming a uniform age distribution.
That’s the same as the 13% who think 7/7 killers were martyrs – so 100% of young male Muslims want to kill us!
Of course some of the martyr-loving 13% will be older zealots or women. But probably only a few – women & older men make huge benefits from moving to the UK from Pakistan.
Bayesian decision-making deals with assessing threats with limited information. Based on this analysis, unless they know them personally, Brits should treat all young Muslim males as potential killers. While welcoming all Muslim women, kids and older folks.