If Islam is the ‘Religion of Peace’ Then Why Do So Many Muslims Support ISIS?

Further evidence that the narrative of Islam being the “Religion of Peace” is nothing more than one of the worse forms of propaganda exists in a new online poll by an unexpected source — Arab news outlet Al Jazeera.

The narrative that Islam is a “Religion of Peace,” poisoned with only a few bad eggs, has been spread not only by the religion itself, which teaches that lying is perfectly acceptable in order to further it’s agenda (See: al Taqiyya), as well as within factions of both major political parties and including the media.

On September 17, 2001, just six days from the horrific 9/11 Islamic terrorist attack on the New York World Trade Center, the twin towers, former Republican president George W. Bush claimed that “Islam is peace,” about the religion that routinely teaches murdering anyone who disagrees or fails to conform with their freedom-hating religion.

Yet a new online poll by Al Jazeera asking the question in Arabic, “Do you support the organizing victories of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?” reveals that a whopping 81% percent answered in the affirmative, while a shocking 19% responded with a “No.”

Breitbart points out that:

Al Jazeera Arabic’s television audience is largely made up of Sunni Muslims living in the Arab world. Its biggest viewership numbers come from Egypt and Saudi Arabia, along with a large amount of satellite television viewers in the United States, according to research estimates. AlJazeera.net is most popular in Saudi Arabia, the United States, Egypt, Morocco, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, according to the Alexa webpage analytics site. Al Jazeera claims that it has over 40 million viewers in the Arab world.


The news that an overwhelming majority of respondents to the Al Jazeera Arabic poll strongly support ISIS may not surprise long-time trackers of the controversial network. The news outfit, which is run by Qatar’s ruling family and headquartered in Doha, has a track record rife with allegations that the organization supports the narratives of Sunni terrorist groups.


Following the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States, the Al Jazeera headquarters in Doha proudly displayed silhouettes revering Osama bin Laden as a prophet-like figure, according to a New York Times investigation. In an Al Jazeera survey taken on September 11, 2006, 50% of respondents said they supported Osama bin Laden.

So, considering that ISIS is going around the world torturing, raping and beheading anyone who refused to convert to Islam, and if Islam is the so-called “Religion of Peace,” then why do so many Muslims support ISIS?

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.

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