Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think | Chicago Reader

Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

This well-intentioned documentary by Robert Gardner uses a six-year Gallup polling project to argue that many Westerners have a false view of Islam, conflating Muslims with terrorists even though they'd never confuse Christianity with the Ku Klux Klan. But the video's presentation is seriously muddled: a Gallup official argues that the media shows Muslim violence disproportionately, yet the images of terror attacks (do we really need to see the Twin Towers collapsing again?) outnumber any positive images of Islamic charity, education, or culture. The video reports that 55 percent of all Muslims find the 9/11 attacks "completely unjustified," but how reassuring is the news that 7 percent—or 91 million people—think they were "completely justified"? 55 min.

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