It takes a nation to protect the nation
There is a new poll from the Pew Research Center with the following survey data:
This data is an excellent resource for showing that extremists are in the majority among the nations which have been surveyed so far by Pew.
First of all, we make the straightforward definition that a muslim who supports any of the following is an extremist:
1) Stoning people who commit adultery
2) Whippings/cutting off of hands for theft and robbery
3) Death penalty for people who leave the muslim religion
Total number of extremists in the 7 surveyed nations: 362 million
Total muslim population of the 7 surveyed nations: 617 million
Percentage of muslim extremists in the 7 surveyed nations: 59%
Naturally, the percentage of extremists among muslims worldwide remains an open question. But the fact that extremists account for a 59% majority among all nations surveyed so far is strong evidence that moderates are unlikely to be the majority worldwide.