Thursday, April 26

Muslims Like Al-Queda

“Attitudes toward al Qaeda are complex. On average, only three in ten view Osama bin Laden positively. Many respondents express mixed feelings about bin Laden and his followers and many others decline to answer,” WorldPublicOpinion.org said.

More than half believed al Qaeda’s goals included achieving a strict application of Sharia law in every Islamic country, with more than 70 percent agreeing with that aim.

More than 50 percent believed the militant Islamist group was pushing the United States to remove its bases and military forces from all Islamic countries and 63 percent agreed with that goal.

But the poll found uncertainty about whether al Qaeda was responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001. Some 20 percent believed the U.S. government was behind the attacks.

“On average less than one in four believes al Qaeda was responsible for September 11th attacks. Pakistanis are the most skeptical — only 3 percent think al Qaeda did it,” said WorldPublicOpinion.org.

“There is no consensus about who is responsible for the attacks on New York and Washington; the most common answer is ‘don’t know’.”

1 comment:

Lemon Lime Moon said...

I guess those who dont speak out are too afraid to really.