An Investor’s Business Daily poll that shows America waking up to the threat of Islamic terrorism:
A majority of Americans, 51 percent, believe that “militant Islamism is no less a threat in the 21st century than Nazism, fascism and communism were in the 20th century,” 63 percent are “very concerned” about the desire of Islamo-fascists to establish a worldwide Muslim rule, and 58 percent doubt that diplomacy or negotiation will work in dealing with Islamic fascists.
And Americans are now most aware of the Iranian role in promoting fascism: 58 percent in the poll think Iran is now the “main promoter of Islamic fascism in the Middle East,” and 76 percent believe Iran must be prevented from obtaining nuclear weapons “at any cost.”
It’s a good thing that Americans are coming to grips with what’s going on, but I actually found it very depressing that it’s taken five years for only slightly more than 50% of Americans to figure out that the world is facing a huge threat from Islamists generally. I mean, think about what had to happen over the past five years to nudge people over the halfway point: Five years ago, these Islamists blew up almost 3,000 of our citizens. In the five years since, they’ve been busy blowing up people all over the world. Last week, they were caught attempting to blow up ten airplanes. Daily, we get rhetoric about their desire to murder us en masse. Regular news reports come out of Iraq with stories of beheadings, tortures, bombings and mass murders. And despite all that news, a mere 51% of people think there might be something going on with Islamic fascism! I’m at a loss to understand this ostrich mentality.
Hat tip: Political Fan