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20 June 2013

Third of teens in Amman, Jordan, condone honor killings, study says

Almost half of boys and one in five girls in Jordan's capital city, Amman, believe that killing a woman who has "dishonored," or shamed, her family is justifiable, a study of teenagers' attitudes published Thursday revealed.

A third of all teenagers involved in the study by researchers at Britain's Cambridge University advocated so-called honor murders. [CNN] Read more

12 June 2013

Iranians mixed on having religious figures in politics: Pew poll

As Iran heads into presidential elections this week, Iranians have mixed views on political roles for religious figures but a large majority backs sharia law, according to a poll published on Tuesday.

As part of the Pew Research Center poll that shows contradictions between republicanism and theocratic rule in Iran, 40 percent of Iranians said religious figures should play a large role in politics.

Twenty-six percent said religious figures should have some influence in political matters. Thirty percent said they should have not too much or no influence. [Reuters] Read more

05 June 2013

Dutch Poll: Most Say Stop Islamic Immigration

In the Netherlands, a new de Hond poll - the Dutch equivalent of a Gallup poll – showed that more than three quarters of the Dutch (77 %) believe that Islam is no enrichment for their country. More than two-thirds (68 %), say that there is enough Islam in the Netherlands.

The poll was taken from among the Dutch people from all political parties. Interestingly, the poll showed that a majority of voters from all political parties share the same view. [Clarion Project] Read more