Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Poll: Most Palestinians favor attacks

"A new poll indicates that an overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the attack this month on a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem that killed eight young men." The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research is widely viewed as among the few independent and reliable gauges of Palestinian public opinion.

I do not know why this would be any surprise. The Palestinians elected HAMAS. After the attack on this Jewish seminary, they reacted in a way similar to the way they reacted when they heard about 9/11. I keep hearing how this is only a small minority of the overall population. In one poll, the figures were ONLY 43% of the Palestinians supported HAMAS. It would not surprise me to find similar figures throughout the Muslim world. If you took the much smaller percentage of say 20%, of Arabs support this ideology, you will still obtain a figure of 160 million people! This is why I have been saying that this war is BIG. The issues at stake in the Islamic civil war are worth risking your life for. It still amazes me that the actual fighting is so limited.

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