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1:38pm on Thursday the 20th of June
THEN AGAIN, WHAT'S THE SAYING ABOUT 'LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND STATISTICS'?
One in four younger U.S. Muslims said in a poll that suicide bombings to defend their religion are acceptable at least in some circumstances, though most Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject the tactic and are critical of Islamic extremism and al-Qaida.

The survey by the Pew Research Center, one of the most exhaustive ever of the country's Muslims, revealed a community that in many ways blends comfortably into society. Its largely mainstream members express nearly as much happiness with their lives and communities as the general public does, show a broad willingness to adopt American customs, and have income and education levels similar to others in the U.S.

Even so, the survey revealed noteworthy pockets of discontent.

While nearly 80 percent of U.S. Muslims say suicide bombings of civilians to defend Islam can not be justified, 13 percent say they can be, at least rarely.

That sentiment is strongest among those younger than 30. Two percent of them say it can often be justified, 13 percent say sometimes and 11 percent say rarely.
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Sure, 9/11 only took 19 guys (if you accept the non-Rosie version of events), but two percent of all U.S. Muslims under 30 is still an acceptable number, right? And besides, Timothy McVeigh wasn't a Muslim. And Christians kill each other all the time! And what about George Bush? And, and, and.
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