A fast fact or two from the May Harper’s:
Percentage of Pakistanis and Indonesians who say that attacks on civilians are sometimes justified to defend Islam: 3
Percentage of Americans who say that attacks on civilians are sometimes justified: 24
No doubt a great deal depends on how the survey question is worded. Even so, the latter number seems about right — if not an undercount.
The May Harper’s isn’t all that interesting, at a quick glance, but there’s a new reason to become a subscriber: the magazine’s archives going all the way back to the 1850s are now available to subscribers for free.