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Saturday, December 15, 2012
WND's Farah Trusts His Pollster Way Too Much
Topic: WorldNetDaily

Joseph Farah uses his Dec. 7 WorldNetDaily column to tout a poll commissioned by WND purporting to show "what Muslim-Americans really think," the results of which, in Farah's opinion, "were eye-opening and alarming. They should be to every American who believes in the U.S. Constitution and Judeo-Christian morality."

Farah goes on to toss out a point of argument: "Now, maybe you question the authenticity or reliability of this survey. Maybe you think it was biased." He then calls his pollster, Fritz Wenzel, a "respected pollster."

Farah, of course, doesn't tell his readers that Wenzel is an ethically challenged pollster who asks biased questions. Right Wing Watch sums up the case against Wenzel:

The polling firm gave Todd Akin the lead in his Senate race (he lost by 16%), claimed Mitt Romney and Republican Senate candidates would win in Ohio and Virginia (they lost) and promoted birther conspiracies. The firm even alleged that polls showing President Obama ahead were skewed to favor Obama (they weren’t) because they employ biased college students and intentionally ignore Tea Partiers. After the election, the firm’s head said Obama only won because his supporters are dumb.

Despite relying on the results from such an unreliable pollster, Farah nevertheless trusts them enough to use them as a basis for arguing for cutting off immigration of Muslims to America:

Americans have reason to be concerned about continued immigration of Muslims into the U.S. when so many already here, including those who have established citizenship, have values and beliefs that stand in stark contrast to the Constitution sand the values and beliefs that shaped it.

Already, massive immigration of Muslims has changed the very character of much of Europe, where special Shariah courts have been established, creating societies with entirely different legal standards.

Do we really want that for America?

In fact, we need to ask ourselves how many people who took oaths to uphold the Constitution to obtain their citizenship really meant it. Is that standard sufficient for Muslims, who are encouraged by their faith to deceive if it furthers the cause of Islam?

Farah has called for this before.

Posted by Terry K. at 2:45 PM EST

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