I pulled this from www.shariahfinancewatch.wordpress.com. This site studies Islamic finance and how it impacts the Islamic world, as well as the rest of the world.
"Gallup says only 7 percent of the world’s Muslims are political radicals. Yet 36 percent think the 9/11 attacks were in some way justified."
This does not surprise me. The election of HAMAS was not a surprise either. If you held elections throughout the Arab world, I am certain that you would obtain similar results. After all, they are defending their way of life. The western world threatens their way of life in many, many ways. Similar to the time period prior to the U.S. Civil War, the North threatened the Southern way of life, just by interacting with it. In today’s global economy, we are all interconnected in ways that had been impossible before. Like the issue of slavery and states rights, the issues that are present in Islam are the catalysts of the war today. I am certain that the vast majority of Americans would agree that the issues the U.S. Civil War decided were worth fighting over.
Please note that ONLY 7 percent of the world’s population of Muslims (Those that are radical) equals more than 70 MILLION people. This is one hell of a large army. This population is only a little smaller than the entire population of Germany in 1939. (Around 85 million which of course, includes women and children)
The 36 percent that believe 9/11 was justified equal around 370 MILLION people. This is greater than the population of the United States. In addition, I will not let you forget that in 1944, the vast majority of Germans and Japanese were good people. We could expect many, many more Muslims to side with the jihadists when push comes to shove.
It continues to amaze me how small the actual war is considering the size of the populations involved.