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August 15, 2009

New poll shows 78 percent of Pakistanis support death penalty for leaving Islam

Dear Pakistan: I have decided I do not want to be your neighbour.

The new poll finds broad support for harsh punishments: 78% favor death for those who leave Islam; 80% favor whippings and cutting off hands for crimes like theft and robbery; and 83% favor stoning adulterers.”

In this light, some news to make Americans proud.

“only 16% of Pakistanis express a favorable view of the U.S.”

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 15, 2009 07:43 AM


16%, eh?
We gotta work on that.

Posted by: harrison [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 15, 2009 08:43 AM

I have to remember these stats next time someone reminds me about how unpopular we are abroad. "Yeah, but 83% of those people favor stoning adulterers. Only 16% like us? I'm OK with that."

Posted by: Solomon [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 15, 2009 05:23 PM


It's at least possible that this poll is skewed by respondents saying what they think the pollsters want to hear. People may simply be voicing the opinion that they think is least likely to get them beaten up or worse.

Posted by: JohnAnnArbor [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 16, 2009 11:17 AM