It’s a little over a year since a new Pew Research Center poll asked Muslims in Japan to say whether they “strongly approve” or “somewhat approve” of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
The poll found that, of the 1,000 Muslims surveyed, the overwhelming majority — 87 percent — said they approved.
That’s almost twice as many as the 83 percent who said they strongly approved.
While a significant number of Muslims in the U,S.
have been in favor of the alliance since the start, they’ve been largely silent on the issue.
The Pew Research center survey found that while Muslims in Asia are more likely to express approval than their Muslim neighbors in the West, the relationship between Islam and America remains one of mutual distrust.
This mistrust is compounded by the fact that Muslims in India and Indonesia have faced discrimination and even violence for expressing support for the alliance.
For many Muslim leaders, the issue is particularly pertinent.
In a 2016 Pew Research poll, 88 percent of Muslims worldwide said they support an independent, democratic Islamic state in Iraq and Syria.
But just 7 percent said they favor a caliphate in the region.
And that support has not wavered since the U-turn by Japan and South Korea, which in May 2017 announced that they would join the U.-led coalition to fight Islamic State.
“If there is a chance of a U.K. or a U.-France military intervention, I think there will be a lot of support for this, especially from Muslims who have lived under colonialism,” said Abdullah al-Bakri, a former leader of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, which was banned by the Egyptian government in 2014.
“But there is still a lot to be done.
We still have a lot we don’t know about what will happen.”
The Pew study found that the vast majority of Muslims around the world support the U.”s military intervention against the Islamic State and say it will benefit their countries.
But that support is not universal.
In countries like Pakistan and Egypt, a majority of Muslim citizens do not support military action against Islamic State fighters.
The support for a U-led coalition against Islamic state is particularly notable, because a major chunk of Muslim countries in the Middle East — where the Islamic state has already gained a foothold — have long fought the alliance in a bid to protect their interests.
In Pakistan, the United States and its allies have been supporting the Pakistani military against the Pakistani Taliban for decades.
In Egypt, the U., which has a substantial Muslim presence, is backing the military overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2014 after massive protests.
In Iraq, Sunni Arabs — a minority in Iraq, where the government has been in power for nearly six years — have supported the fight against the Shiite-led government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
In Yemen, where Sunni tribesmen have been the most active on the front lines against Iran, a Sunni tribal council in the country’s capital, Sanaa, has been fighting the Iranian-backed Houthi rebel group since 2015.
In many countries, the battle against the group, which has been backed by Iran, has left many people dead.
But the U.’s support of the Islamic coalition is a sign of growing confidence in the United Nations, which is tasked with stopping Iran’s growing influence and spreading violence across the region, including in Iraq.”
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The U.N. is not only the guarantor of the peace and stability of the region but also a force for the advancement of peace in the Muslim world.”
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S., President Donald Trump has called for an alliance with Russia and has expressed support for sending U.s. ground troops to Iraq.
He has also said he supports an alliance between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which have been major funding and arms conduits for Islamic State in Iraq as well as Syria.
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Trump said he had the “highest confidence” in Russia’s commitment to combating the Islamic group, and that the administration will look to deepen U.-S.
ties with Moscow in areas like counterterrorism, cyber security and military aid.
In the weeks since, the two countries have continued to work together to defeat Islamic State, including a series of arms deals that have seen American-made drones, fighter jets and warships delivered to Russia.
But the U.?s role in the fight in Iraq has not been limited to counterterrorism and counterterrorism operations.
As the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May is traveling to Moscow for talks on a future nuclear deal, there have been calls for increased U. S. engagement in the war in Syria