From Harper’s Index

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.


2 thoughts on “From Harper’s Index

  1. John Lowell April 17, 2007 / 4:17 pm

    All of which would seem to indicate that Muslim culture is more in accord with Catholic teaching on just war than Fr. Neuhaus, George Weigel, Michael Novak,
    vitually all of the “orthodox Catholic” blogosphere and dispensationalist Protestantism. Even now Neuhaus & Company shuck and jive at FirstThings about their earlier support of the war and some of the blogoshere to which I’ve referred justify their apologetical efforts on behalf of torture. Theirs is a ReichsChurch indeed and with all the trimmings. Every time the Holy Father condemns what’s going on in Iraq – as he did about a week ago – he appropriately lays a curtain of guilt over these impostors.

    John Lowell

  2. ortega April 26, 2007 / 2:37 pm

    are maybe pakistanis talking about terrorists actions and americans about civil casualties in military actions ?

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