Friday, December 03, 2010

"Moderate" Jordanians love terrorists more than anyone else does

A new Pew Global Attitudes poll asks Muslim citizens in various countries what their opinion of different terror groups were.

The results show that Jordanian Muslims love them more than anyone else.

The questions were about Hezbollah, Hamas and al-Qaeda:
The highest favorable ratings for Hezbollah and Hamas came from Jordanians - 55% and 60%, respectively - and Jordan also scored the second highest ratings for al-Qaeda. This is in contrast with how the government feels and acts.

On the flip side, Turkish Muslims are not happy with Muslim terrorists at all - while their government supports, at least tacitly, Hamas and Hezbollah.

Jordan's numbers spell real trouble. At worst, it means that Jordan could be a bullet away from becoming another Muslim Brotherhood-style theocracy, one which would not honor any existing peace treaties with the despised Jews.

(h/t Zach)