Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Now for a laugh: Muslim Pakistan highly tolerant?

Pakistan has been ranked as one of the least racist countries in the world, according to a report in the Washington Post.

Data tabulated from the World Values Survey, compiled by two Swedish economists, implied that Pakistanis was among the more racially tolerant countries.

The surveyors asked respondents in more than 80 different countries to identify the sorts of people they would not wish to have as neighbours. Some replied, “people of a different race.” It was concluded that this question could serve as an accurate indicator of racial tolerance in different countries.

Merely 6.5 per cent of Pakistani survey respondents objected to having a neighbour of a different race.


It might have been different if the question has asked about a different religion.  Muslims can't even stand other Muslims who have a different interpretation of Islam.  Sunni/Shia and all that.


Anonymous said...

Another possibility - the idea of a "different raced" person just never comes to mind in homogenous populations. If the chances are so negligible as to be non-existent, people don't usually concern themselves with it. Ask people what they fear dying of, and I doubt "struck by a car" ever comes up among Amazonian Rainforest Dwellers.

Anonymous said...

Compiled by two Swedish economists? That should explain the result.

Anonymous said...

I can tell you who is more "tolerant" and I don't have to ask a single person anything.

I will go down to time square and tear up a bible and call god a "fairy tale' and wait a week and see how many death threats I get. I bet none.

Then I will go and tear up a quran, I get the pages will not hit the ground before I get death threats or a threat of imprisonment by my own government for "intolerance!"

Proof in point? The Mohammed cartoons! They rioted, killed and pillaged but when someone put a cross in jar of urine or plastered a picture of Mary with elephant dung, or painted a picture that showed Jesus as gay - NOTHING!

You are only allowed to insult christians a jews, everyone else's religion is off limits!

Bird of Paradise said...

Do you realy trust anything you read about from the WASHINGTON COMPOST?

President Not Sure said...

People cant complain about being discriminated against when they are dead. Its similar to how Iran has no gay people.