This is a must-read article by Pew Research Center. Check it out!
The thing that I like most about the Pew’s article is that they are topical, well-researched with hard-data, and contain excellent graphics.
Of course, this type of research does not provide subjectivity, nor context.
The research masks that the Muslims are from many different backgrounds. Most are moderate, law-abiding citizens. But we are all worried about the growth of radical Islam. Sadly, there are no statistics on the radical population but it must surely be growing rapidly?
From facts, like this research, there follows conjecture and fear. Liberal, multi-cultural societies are challenged by the increasing popularity of the far-right and the far-left. The challenge is not just for peaceful Muslims, it’s for all minorities who will potentially be under threat, including by race, color, religion, sexuality etc.