"Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons." Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

You are free to do as we please

In U.S. poll, 44% favour restricting Muslims' rights
Over a quarter would force Muslims to register with government

Republicans, the 'highly religious' and TV news-watchers more likely to back repression

ITHACA, N.Y. — Nearly one-half of Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim-Americans, a national poll indicates.

The survey conducted by Cornell University also found Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims' civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious.