Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

58min | 2010
Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world's first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization.

Gallup researchers began by asking the questions on every American's mind. Why is there so much anti-Americanism in the Muslim world? Who are the extremists and how do Muslims feel about them? What do Muslims like and dislike about the West? What do Muslim women really want?

Crucial policy decisions hang on these questions. They continue to generate passionate disagreements in the public square. Yet for all the heat and controversy, the actual views of the world's Muslims have been conspicuously missing from this debate.

Now, we have the missing answers and statistics, gathered, parsed, and analyzed not by pundits but by professional researchers.

As part of this groundbreaking six-year project, Gallup conducted tens of thousands of interviews with residents in 35 predominantly Muslim nations, as well as smaller populations in Europe and the USA. The broad extent of the polling has delivered findings for the world's 1.4 billion Muslims with a plus or minus accuracy of 3%

Focused on the issues of Gender Justice, Terrorism, and Democracy -the film presents this remarkable data deftly, showing how it challenges the popular notion that Muslims and the West are on a collision course. Like the research, the film highlights a shared relationship that is based on facts - not fear.

Experts featured (A Partial List): Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, John Esposito, University Professor, Georgetown University, RamiKhoury, Editor of the Daily Star (Beirut), and Kenneth Pollack, Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute.

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Topics: International, Islam, Religion, Beliefs, Politics, Government, Middle East, Hatred, Terrorism, Stereotype, Peace, Language, Clash of Civilizations
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Nells
Nells
December 15, 2014
C
I have a very difficult time believing that Muslim women are changing Sharia law. They don't have a voice in the first place so who is going to "hear" them. Come on. Who are you trying to fool?
Autumn Fae
Autumn Fae
November 22, 2014
F
Islam is a cancer to the world.
Clinton Pemberton
Clinton Pemberton
May 4, 2014
A
Layla Brown
Layla Brown
March 31, 2014
B-
 stevu
stevu
March 23, 2014
B
E K
E K
February 21, 2014
One point this film makes is that terrorists are motivated more by radical politics than by religion. But does Islam still empower and encourage those people, once they decide to become terrorists? I wonder because I've gotten the impression that the Koran contains many instances depicting hatred of, and violence against, unbelievers. The film doesn't seem to address this. The film mentions that people in majority-Muslim countries often crave various human rights. To what extent will Islam help or hurt the cause of various human rights, especially free speech? That's another question this film has left me with.
Judith Thomas
Judith Thomas
October 7, 2014
At this point, with all the hate speech and actual violence now being directed at Muslims, the stakes are very high. We can't afford to go on "impressions." Please, folks, actually READ the Koran for yourself and then decide. Many translations are available online completely free of charge.
Autumn Fae
Autumn Fae
November 22, 2014
I read the Koran more than 5 times because of my stupid parents converting to the religion and it is one of the most hateful piles of shit i have ever come across. Islam has no place in the USA.
Roger Smith
Roger Smith
February 17, 2014
B+
Jesus P. Zacarias
Jesus P. Zacarias
February 4, 2014
A
Carlyle Tom
Carlyle Tom
January 25, 2014
A+
I did not mean to. Accidentally. But I guess I'll have to watch it now. Lol