How Muslims Lie and Deliberately Understate the Percentage of Muslims that Identify with Extremist Views

Last Updated on May 6, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • A major part of being a Muslim is denying how harsh the actual Islamic beliefs are and telling westerners that only a tiny minority of Muslims believe in terrible things.
  • We provide evidence for this deliberate underestimation.


Muslims propose that only a tiny percentage of Muslims support highly intolerant ideas.

See our references for this article and related articles at this link.

Most Muslims Are Moderate

In this video, David Wood explains how whitewashing is continually performed to make it seem as if only a tiny minority of Muslims believe in the horrible things written in the Koran and Hadith, that by the way Muslims are required to believe. The math presented in the video critiqued by David Wood makes zero effort to check their math. 

This is one of the quotes from the Pew Research study.

More generally, Muslims mostly say that suicide bombings and other forms of violence against civilians in the name of Islam are rarely or never justified, including 92% in Indonesia and 91% in Iraq. In the United States, a 2011 survey found that 86% of Muslims say such tactics are rarely or never justified. An additional 7% say suicide bombings are sometimes justified and 1% say they are often justified.

In a few countries, a quarter or more of Muslims say these acts of violence are at least sometimes justified, including 40% in the Palestinian territories, 39% in Afghanistan, 29% in Egypt and 26% in Bangladesh.

Supporting Death for Apostasy

Observe in the video where David Wood points out that large majorities in Muslim countries support the death penalty for apostasy.

These numbers are all over the place, in some countries they are low and in other countries they are high, particularly considering the question. However, this is not some tiny minority of Muslims in these countries.

What Percentage of Muslims Support Sharia?

What is curious to observe the percentage of Muslims that support their countries adopting Sharia, or Sharia law.

Want Sharia Law as the Law of the Land

Source: Pew Research
CountryPercentage of Muslims Support
Palestinian Territory89
DR Congo74
Guinea Bissau47

Now, what is Sharia?

The following are multiple laws that are applied under Sharia.

Sharia Rules and Punishments

Rule #LawPunishment
2HomosexualityVaries between death and imprisonment.
3Child Marriage / PedophiliaAllowed
4RapeRapist can often escape punishment through marrying their victim.
5Women's InheritanceWomen can and do inherit property at roughly 1/2 stake to men.
6SlaveryAllowed and still active in several Muslim countries. Borderline slavery is rampant in the Gulf states, and western countries are happy to keep strong relations with these countries.
7Non-Muslims Cannot Keep or Bear ArmsCould not find what happens if a non-Muslim is caught bearing arms.
8Dimmis (non-Muslims) are second class citizens.Various
9Non-Muslims cannot repair or rebuild their places of worship.Various
10Non-Muslims must feed and house any Muslim for three days in their house.N/A
11Non-Muslims can have their property taken by Muslims and no 4rth amendment protection. N/A
12Inconsistent criminal prosecution for Muslims versus non-MuslimsVarious, in Gulf states criminal codes do not protect non-Muslims.
13No Non-Muslim can bring testimony against a MuslimVarious
14Supports cruel and unusual punishment.Various, cutting off hands for theft, stoning, etc..
15Rape victimsRape victims are punished for adultery, and sometimes killed. Any uncovered woman is normally interpreted as having brought the rape on herself.
16Protection for fathers and brothers that commit honor killing.N/A
17Sharia denies participatory government. Sharia environments simply have no voting. Imagine voting in Brunei or Saudi Arabia or Qatar
18Alcohol is illegalBetween 40 & 100 lashes in Qatar (Not enforced against non-Muslims)
19Muslim men can have 4 wives, and an unlimited number of slaves.N/A
20Women is accorded 1/2 the weight as men in court.N/A
21No separation between church and state. Sharia is in combined church/government law. All is unified under Sharia.N/A
21AdulteryStoning is a favorite for adultery. Sometimes this is performed in a very impromptu manner, but on other occasions the adulterer is buried in sand up to their neck and their head is stoned until they are dead. "Article 88 of Qatar's criminal code declares the punishment for adultery is 100 lashes. Adultery is punishable by death when a Muslim woman and a non-Muslim man are involved." - Wikipedia
22Blasphemy7 Years in prison in Qatar
23Proselytizing (i.e. trying to convert Muslims from Islam)10 years in prison in Qatar
24Wearing immodest clothingFlogging in Qatar
25Non-Muslims are subject to the Jizyah, a tax on non-believers.Unclear the Hadith states they should be fought.
26Divorce: It is very easy for a man to divorce his wife, but often close to impossible for a woman to divorce their husband.In most cases, the court and the Imans will order women back to their husbands, even if they are abusive.
27Wife BeatingAllowed, According to Mohammed, even if the woman's skin is green from the beating.

This is extremism — although it is also mainstream Islam.

The percentage of Muslims that support instituting Sharia would seem to be an excellent indicator of the percentage of Muslims that are extreme. The table is sorted from the highest to the lowest percentage that supports instituting Sharia.

Yet look at the percentages of Muslims in each of these countries that support this? The average of all of these countries is 57%.

That is close to 60%

This means that a very high percentage of the Muslim population.

That is a ridiculous level of extremism, and yet the results of this poll were not at all published outside of Pew Research — as if it is a non-story how many Muslims support this ridiculous set of laws.

Furthermore, the table approximates other views that are shocking. For example, Pakistan supports groups that have a 7th century view of Islamic behavior. This is explained in the following quotation.

Nonetheless, both the Taliban and al Qaeda remain unpopular among Pakistanis – 65% give the Taliban an unfavorable rating and 53% feel this way about al Qaeda.

Pakistanis express more mixed views about another militant organization, Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistani group active in Kashmir that has often attacked Indian targets (it is widely blamed for the November 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks). Just 35% have a negative view of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a much lower percentage than for the other extremist organizations tested. – Pew Research

However, this means that the balance, so 35% of Pakistani’s polled are either unsure or favorable towards the Taliban. While the balance is 47% for al Qaeda.

Apostasy and Blasphemy Laws by Country

  • Source Data: Pew Research
  • This chart is interactive. Just hover over the country to see the name of the country displayed

In this sheet, the countries coded in red have both apostasy and blasphemy laws. The countries in orange, have only apostasy laws. What becomes apparent, is that only Muslim countries have apostasy laws. And while blasphemy laws exist outside of Muslim countries, it is very rare to unheard of to hear of people actually prosecuted under any blasphemy law outside of a Muslim dominated country. 

See the following quotes from Pew Research on this topic.

We found that laws restricting apostasy and blasphemy are most common in the Middle East and North Africa, where 18 of the region’s 20 countries (90%) criminalize blasphemy and 14 (70%) criminalize apostasy. In Pakistan, for instance, blasphemy statutes have their origins in the country’s colonial past, when British rulers first introduced penalties for insulting any religious beliefs. These laws remained in effect after Pakistan’s independence in 1947 and have since increased in severity.

In this article, the Apostate Prophet explains how there are Islam is by its nature extremist. 

Muslims, liberals, and the establishment media receive our Golden Pinocchio Award for lying about how only a tiny fraction of Muslims believe in highly intolerant Muslim ideas. 

Muslims, liberals, and establishment media use a combination of illiteracy and innumeracy and outright deception to try to work backward from their conclusion that Islam is a peaceful religion that coexists with other religions.


By its origin and nature, Islam is an intolerant religion that tells its followers that non-Muslims need to be humiliated until they convert to Islam. The article A List of Terrible Islamic Quotes shows these quotes. And under Islam, Muslims cannot disagree with these quotes or question anything said by Mohammed or what Mohammed did (who engaged in pedophilia, who kept slaves, who were a warlord among other terrible things), or they are apostates.