82% Pakistanis support stoning of people who commit adultery

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  1. rock127

    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    82% Pakis support stoning of people(practically means women) who commit adultery

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    About eight-in-ten Muslims in Egypt and Pakistan (82% each) endorse the stoning of people who commit adultery;

    70% of Muslims in Jordan and 56% of Nigerian Muslims share this view. Muslims in Pakistan and Egypt are also the most supportive of whippings and cutting off of hands for crimes like theft and robbery; 82% in Pakistan and 77% in Egypt favor making this type of punishment the law in their countries, as do 65% of Muslims in Nigeria and 58% in Jordan. When asked about the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion, at least three-quarters of Muslims in Jordan (86%), Egypt (84%) and Pakistan (76%) say they would favor making it the law; in Nigeria, 51% of Muslims favor and 46% oppose it. In contrast, Muslims in Lebanon, Turkey and Indonesia largely reject the notion that harsh punishments should be the law in their countries. About three-quarters of Turkish and Lebanese Muslims oppose the stoning of people who commit adultery (77% and 76%, respectively), as does a narrower majority (55%) of Muslims in Indonesia.

    Opposition to whippings and cutting off of hands for crimes like theft and robbery and the death penalty for people who leave Islam is even more widespread in these three countries; 86% of Muslims in Lebanon, 82% in Turkey and 61% in Indonesia are against making harsh punishments for robbery and theft the law in their countries, and 93%, 91% and 64%, respectively, object to the death penalty against those who leave the Muslim religion.
     
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    The figures for Pakistan were to be expected. I am more surprised by the figures for Egypt; I thought they were more liberal than other Arabs ?
     
  4. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    What about India? I am sure even Hindus will support it.

    It happens when the state apparatus and social institutions fail and the common man has no one but religion to fall back upon. Individual feels that Religion as a right no one can take away from him.
     
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    76% of populace supporting death penalty for leaving Islam is more worrying .
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Because Islam (like all other religions) is super grade opium !!
     
  7. Energon

    Energon DFI stars Stars and Ambassadors

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    What I would really like to see if this number has changed over time. Yes these statistics are a bit concerning but its effect pales compared to the actual reaction of the Pakistani populace after Salman Taseer's murder.
     

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