"This is a small group of extremists"

Everybody in the mainstream press believes that the muslims who want to hang 'apostates' or kill those who convert to another religion are a small minority. However, this is not the case:

Some of the highest support for stoning is found in South Asia and the Middle East-North Africa region. In Pakistan (89%) and Afghanistan (85%), more than eight-in-ten Muslims who want Islamic law as their country’s official law say adulterers should be stoned, while nearly as many say the same in the Palestinian territories (84%) and Egypt (81%). A majority also support stoning as a penalty for the unfaithful in Jordan (67%), Iraq (58%).

And there's even more to prove that this 'small minority' is not that small:

Taking the life of those who abandon Islam is most widely supported in Egypt (86%) and Jordan (82%). Roughly two-thirds who want sharia to be the law of the land also back this penalty in the Palestinian territories (66%). In the South Asian countries of Afghanistan and Pakistan, strong majorities of those who favor making Islamic law the official law of the land also approve of executing apostates (79% and 76%, respectively).

Note well, except Jordan, all these countries 'receive' development' aid.

And in all these countries, islamists are, of course, 'a small minority'.