Saturday, January 29, 2011

Snicker. But then, of course

At headsup: the blog Fred looks at some Foxy fearmongering.
The project, three years in the making, also presents a portrait of the Muslim world that might surprise some. For instance, Germany has more Muslims than Lebanon, China has more Muslims than Syria, Russia has more Muslims than Jordan and Libya combined, and Ethiopia has nearly as many Muslims as Afghanistan. It might surprise people who missed the part of third grade where you figure out that a small part of a really, really big thing can be bigger than a really, really small thing. Syria had about 21 million people in 2009, about an eighth of whom were distinctly non-Muslim. How shocked do you figure we ought to be at the news that there are more than 18 million Muslims in China?
The point, though, of course is that most of the people reading this story will not be thinking rationally. And this stuff just fans the flames.

Labels: , , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post

Links to this post:

Create a Link

     <-- Older Post                     ^ Home                    Newer Post -->