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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Pew poll shows Palestinians are big Bin Laden fans

A new Pew Research poll shows that Palestinian Arabs identify more with Osama Bin Laden than any other polled group, save for Nigerian Muslims.

While only 28% of Jordanians and 23% of Egyptians (and only 2% of Lebanese) declared their confidence in Bin Laden, 51% of Palestinian Arabs showed confidence in him.

PalArabs also showed greater confidence in Hassan Nasrallah than any other polled group (65%), more confidence in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than any other group (45%) and more in Mahmoud Abbas (52%.)
Their answers show them to be much more extremist in their views than any Arab country polled.

The pragmatism that ordinary Palestinian Arabs had shown seems to be disappearing at an alarming rate, and one can guess that the incitement that they see on their own TV shows and other media is a large part of the problem.