Nearly Half of Canadians Have Negative Feelings Towards Islam: Poll

canada-flag

The Muslim Times has the best collection of articles to refute Islamophobia and racism and to promote secularism, human rights, women rights and universal brotherhood and condemnation of terrorism

Source: Vice

By Mack Lamourex

new poll reinforces a bleak truth that many of us have probably known for a long time—almost half of Canadians have a negative opinion about Islam.

It’s not hard to see this sentiment having a real world impact, whether it be the rise of a far-right looking to “counter terrorism,” the many anti-Islam rallies across the country, or recent laws specifically targeting Muslims being passed.

 

The poll, conducted by Angus Reid in October and published this week, shows that while Canadians feel like Canada benefits from the Judeo-Christian religions (the biggest benefit being from Catholicism,) the country also feels negative impacts are arising from Sikhism, Atheism and Islam.

However, the percentage of Canadians thinking Sikhism or Atheism is hurting the country is under 25% while Islam sits at 46%.

Read further

Suggested reading

Two Hundred Verses about Compassionate Living in the Quran

TED Talks: Finding Islam Without Extremes

Book Review: Islam Without Extremes by Mustafa Akyol

2 replies

  1. Glass is half full and that is the optimistic perspective. We can work on showing the Canadians the milder version of Islam and try to bring the fundamentalist to a better understanding also.

  2. I prefer Ahmadiyyah to the fundamentalist Muslim the extremist Muslims.
    But I prefer the Progressive Muslim to Ahmadiyyah .
    Hopefully Ahmadiyyah will be better understanding of Islamic teaching if join the Progressive Muslim movement. Not only concentrate closeness with God but also concentrate with strengthen economy and provide many jobs to people by following our prophet Muhammad pbuh.

    Prophet Muhammad will be happy when his followers follow him how to earn money for living.
    That is the tenet of Islamic teaching is welfare and happiness for mankind.
    With ❤️

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s