If a substantial chunk of Americans have their way, Muslims would have a lot more to worry about than dumping their Tab cans out before they board planes:
A new Gallup poll finds that many Americans—what it calls "substantial minorities"—harbor "negative feelings or prejudices against people of the Muslim faith" in this country. Nearly one in four Americans, 22%, say they would not like to have a Muslim as a neighbor.
Almost four in ten, 39%, advocate that Muslims here should carry special I.D. That same number admit that they do hold some "prejudice" against Muslims. Forty-four percent say their religious views are too "extreme."
On second thought, maybe a Muslim ID card would protect a few hundred Sikh cab drivers from getting beaten up. No harm there.
The ID card idea was a weird question to include—it's not even something I hear bandied about on "The Savage Nation." But I'm really curious about what result Gallup would have found if they asked people if they favored a special line in airport security for Muslims and Arabs.
UPDATE: If it's not clear, I'm kidding about the "no harm there" comment. Gallows humor. Or maybe gas chamber humor?