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Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think
58:40 | 2010

Categories: Documentary, History, Faith and Spirituality

This documentary feature explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe, as revealed in the world's first major opinion poll conducted by preeminent polling organization Gallup. 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, and they continue to generate passionate disagreements in the public square. Yet for all the 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 U.S. Experts featured include 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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kaz
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April 19, 2015
B
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l********a
January 24, 2015
I'm trying really hard not to be scared of Islam. The Qur'an doesn't read so peacefully. The movie doesn't discuss literacy and Muslims. Have they read their own book? One can see that there is certainly a correlation between illiteracy and Islam. The worlds illiterate nations are Islamic. See these maps. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_world#mediaviewer/File:Islam_percent_population_in_each_nation_World_Map_Muslim_data_by_Pew_Research.svg http://bookclubsforliteracy.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/LITERACY-MAP.png I often wonder if they know the intolerance that's inside the Qur'an.
Nells
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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?
Clinton Pemberton
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May 4, 2014
A
Layla Brown
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March 31, 2014
B-
 stevu
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March 23, 2014
B
E K
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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
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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.
Roger Smith
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February 17, 2014
B+
Jesus P. Zacarias
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February 4, 2014
A
Carlyle Tom
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January 25, 2014
A+
I did not mean to. Accidentally. But I guess I'll have to watch it now. Lol
David
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December 25, 2013
B
Shahida Banu
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December 11, 2013
A+
Eric Baum
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December 2, 2013
A
Angela Galik
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November 21, 2013
A-
Amanda Smith
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November 18, 2013
A
Randy Larsen
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November 13, 2013
A
very direct informative.... no or little hipe....
Gladys Scales
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November 4, 2013
A+
Henry Day
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November 3, 2013
A beautiful summary of a topic missing from our experience. I wished for more specific information, more detail.
Steven Chervin
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October 15, 2013
B+
Ayisha Siddiqah
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October 11, 2013
B+
Maria Monteiro
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September 29, 2013
A+
A very comprehensive primer in a very short time.
Sierra Campbell
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September 25, 2013
B
Mark
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September 24, 2013
C+
Ben Koether
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September 24, 2013
A+
Ben Koether
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September 24, 2013
A
Sharon Greenlaw
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September 21, 2013
A
This told me so much about my world while telling me about theirs.
Kelly Kafir
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September 8, 2013
Dalia, the Ikwhan mouthpiece, leaves out a LOT of information (kitman) ie: women can work at any job she is qualified... oh doesn't that sound soooooo nice? What she fails to tell you is that in Saudi Arabia, which she is quoting, can have any job AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH MEN!! This is a very nice propaganda piece. How about if you people actually READ the Reliance of the Traveller (sic) and read Shari'ah law for yourself. Read the Qur'an, Hadith and Sira and understand what abrogation is. Understand the Qur'an is not chronological but from right to left, shortest to longest so that you have no context as to what and when the sura was written. Understand that everything they are saying comes through an Islamic filter. Justice = justice under Shari'ah, terrorism = those who fight against Islam, Peace = total submission to Islam whether conversion or by virtue of living as a 2nd class citizen (dhimmi) and paying the jizyya tax for protection (from Muslims). What you think is the meaning of a word, has a different meaning in Islam. Don't fall for this propaganda film. Look at the actual study, look at the sample, Read the Qur'an, Hadith & the Sira as well as the Reliance of the Traveller. (sic)