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Double standard

According to "What It Means To Be American," a study from the Public Religion Research Institute and Brookings Institution, there's a double standard in beliefs about terrorists with a Muslim background and those with a Christian background.

While 83 percent of Americans say people who commit acts of violence in the name of Christianity aren't really Christians, 48 percent say those who commit acts of violence in the name of Islam aren't really Muslims.

Terrorists who claim to be Muslim really are Muslims, said 44 percent of those surveyed.


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