Carol Platt Liebau: A Significant Statistic

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Significant Statistic

This piece discusses a poll of attitudes of Muslims in the United States, and overall, the news is good, or so we're told (it's not great, after all, when a quarter of young Muslims think suicide bombing is justifiable in any circumstances).

Certainly, one statistic leaped out at me and seemed worthy of mention:

Most Muslims living here express dissatisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S., but many think newcomers should adopt American customs. A large majority believe that hard work is the way to success.

Muslims coming to U.S. today should adopt American customs

Foreign born: 47%

Native born: 37%

Muslims coming to U.S. today should try to remain distinct:

Foreign born: 21%

Native born: 37%

To me, it's highly revealing that foreign born Muslims seem to have a greater desire to become part of America than those who have actually benefited their whole lives from the freedom and the way of life that America offers. It suggests that the left-wing grievance industry in America does a good job at inculcating a sense of victimization, and that the rest of us aren't insisting that our citizens be taught why it is, indeed, such a blessing to be part of the great American melting pot.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

The "left-wing grievance industry in America" needs "victimization" to justify the funding.

8:35 PM  

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