In late 2009 Pew released a survey called "Declining Support for bin Laden and Suicide Bombing". The report details how support for suicide bombing targeting civilians has declined in several predominantly Muslim countries. This seems like a very positive report, at least things seem to be going in the right direction. That said, it tells us some very troubling things about very big groups of adherents to the peaceful religion of Islam.
Country / % of country's Muslims that say suicide bombing of innocent civilians at least sometimes justified / number of people in that %
Pakistan 13___21.8 (million)
total: 197.9 million
These are just 7 of the 48 countries in the world which are majority Muslim, but these are the ones Pew included in their study. For reference, the world is about one fifth Muslim, amounting to about 1.3-1.5 billion most of which live in Asia. By no stretch of the imagination can 67%, 48% or 56% be considered a minority group. Even in "secular" Turkey 26% of Muslims would say suicide attacks against innocent civilians are sometimes justified. This or even Pakistan's 13% can't be considered a tiny fringe group. The raw numbers are also alarming as almost 200 million Muslims in just 7 nations are fine with the occasional terrorist strike.
Most curious of all, hardly anyone seems to have noticed or cared about any of this. This was applauded as some sort of triumph because the %'s have dropped in recent years. I wonder how many hundred million murderous citizens do you get down to before a Nobel Peace Prize is anticipated?