15 yrs after 9/11, Americans feel more at risk from terrorism

FILE PHOTO: People tend to a memorial at the Christopher Street West presentation of the Los Angeles LGBT Pride Parade in West Hollywood, California, U.S. June 12, 2016 in honor of the victims of the deadly attacks at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida earlier in the morning © Lisa Richwine
Four in 10 Americans feel the country is less safe from terrorism now than it was before the September 11, 2001 attacks, a new poll shows. While concerns are bipartisan, Republicans are much warior of Islamic fundamentalism than Democrats.

On Monday, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs published the results of its annual survey, showing that 42 percent overall regarded America as less safe now than in 2001. This reflects the feelings of 53 percent of Republican and 34 percent of Democratic respondents, and is a dramatic increase from 27 percent overall in 2014.

Coming up on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, the survey showed something approaching a bipartisan consensus on the issue of combating international terrorism, with 70 percent of Democrats and 81 percent of Republicans in agreement.

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However, while Republicans believe Islamic fundamentalism presents the most critical threat (75 percent, up from 66 percent last year), only half the Democrats (49 percent today, 48 percent last year) agree. It is notable that more Republicans perceive Islamic fundamentalism as a critical threat today than ever since the first survey in 1988. This includes 2002, the first survey after the 9/11 attacks, when only 70 percent of Republicans pointed to Islamic fundamentalism as the critical threat to the US.

The terrorist attack at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida occurred halfway through the survey’s course in late June. While this translated into a “minimal increase” of four points in concern about international terrorism, the survey registered a 12-point jump in belief about the threat of Islamic fundamentalism, from 52 percent before to 64 percent after. While the increase among Republican respondents was only from 74 to 76 percent, among the Democrats the jump was from 40 percent before, to 55 percent after Orlando.

Most Americans appear resigned that acts of terrorism will be a regular part of life going forward, with 48 percent making it “very likely” and 41 percent as “somewhat likely,” the survey says.

Partisan differences emerge when it comes to the methods of fighting terrorism, however. Democrats and Republicans are closely aligned in favor of blocking terrorist financing, drone strikes, and sending Special Forces operatives. Democrats are far less supportive of strikes by manned aircraft (71 percent to the Republicans 81 percent) and even less so of sending US combat troops abroad (57 percent to Republicans’ 72 percent).

While Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has called for the US to find common ground with Russia in fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), only three in 10 respondents believe the two countries are working in the same direction in Syria and Iraq, while 64 percent believe their goals overlap.

The survey has been an annual tradition for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which describes itself as a nonpartisan nonprofit, established in 1922 to oppose US isolationism. This year’s poll was conducted by GfK Custom Research between June 10 and June 27, on a sample of 2,061 adults living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia. The margin of error is between 2.2 and 3.5 points, depending on the question, with higher margins for partisan subgroups.

Source: https://www.rt.com/usa/356778-americans-terrorism-safe-poll/

WW~Postscript:  This is absolute, preposterous horse shit in a bag.  I cannot believe with all the writings, and the evidence that’s been delivered to the whole world vindicating Islam and the Muslims that stupid, uneducated imbeciles still believe that Islamic Fundamentalism is a threat to America or the world.  Christians and Jews are more of a threat than any ordinary Muslim.  But no one wants to look at the evidence they just want to believe what some lying shill on national news is saying and forget it, all while the Jews continue to usurp the U.S. government, the banking and financial system, the economy, education, entertainment, and every commodity that touches us inside and out eventually killing us all dying over fear of a boogeyman that was created and crafted but never existed by the chosen ones. 

America and the world your ignorance is not amusing~!!!!!  WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One thought on “15 yrs after 9/11, Americans feel more at risk from terrorism

  1. The only real threat that Islam posed to America prior to 9/11 came from the numbers of blacks who converted to it for sheer hatred of white people whom they closely associated with what you are calling “Christianity”.

    While I agree with you that Islam poses no where near the threat that Judaism does, I would ask you to consider more than one definition pertaining to “Christianity”.
    No doubt the version of it you are referring to belong to those denominations of millennialist indoctrinated JUDEO-xtians who have been misinformed as to the true nature of Judaism. These are those who blindly support the actions of Zionist “Jews” under the pretense of being “G-d’s chosen children”. Anyone familiar with what is said about these matters in the NEW Testament SHOULD KNOW BETTER.

    What is frustrating with these people is that their blind devotion to all things Jewish due to the work of numerous charlatans and assorted sensationalist “prosperity” preachers, not only have failed to “rightly divide the word of truth”, they also have served as the prime enablers of the Jewish organized crime syndicate which has commandeered the political machinery of the Federal government and brought this nation to the brink of self destruction.

    But I implore you and others as well to not confuse the names these people have attached to themselves which associate them with Christ, with Christ and the actual doctrines of Christ himself.

    The aforementioned people you are referencing are not necessarily representative of either Christ or his apostles.
    The false impression they give of themselves is especially true of the so called “Messianic” Jews, who in my estimation have coopted that theme in order to hornswoggle even more ignorant and unsuspecting “Christians”.

    Care must be taken to distinguish between the term “Christianity” which refers to the collection of people who actually believe in Christ and have been diligent in pursuing the authentic and original source and those whose relation to it are only cursory, shallow, or illusory.

    An example of this latter category would include the Catholic church.
    No where in the New Testament or the entire Bible itself is such an organization authorized by God. The description of the actual church as it was and still is is delineated precisely enough in the New testament scriptures for those who care to read it. Whether they are willing to accept it as such is an entirely different matter.

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