Half of the Muslims in Nigeria support al-Quada. 34 per cent of Muslims is the Kingdom of Jordan hail Osama Bin Laden.
On December 2, 2010, the Pew Research Center released the results of a new poll of six Muslim countries that sheds a surprising new light on the number of Muslims worldwide that support al-Qaeda.
A whopping 130 million Muslims support al-Qaeda — and that from just the six countries Pew’s pollsters visited.
Pew also provides each polled country’s percentages of support for al-Qaeda: 34 percent of Jordanians, 49 percent of Nigerian Muslims, 3 percent of Lebanese, 20 percent of Egyptians, 23 percent of Indonesians, 18 percent of Pakistanis, and 4 percent of Turks. In real numbers, the total is staggering.
As the Pew organization admits, pollsters couldn’t conduct their research in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan, where al-Qaeda and the Taliban rule.
Undoubtedly, if the residents of the FATA were polled, the number of al-Qaeda supporters in Pakistan would rise significantly. One can only imagine how high this number would rise if Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Saudi Arabia were polled.
Yet even an expanded data set of that scope and size would still capture only a partial tally of all Muslims — failing even to begin to touch Muslims living outside of Muslim countries, including the U.S. What polling has been done is cold comfort.
A 2007 Pew Poll on American Muslims, for instance, revealed that 75,000 American Muslims supported al-Qaeda and 120,000 American Muslims believed that bombings against civilians in the defense of Islam are justified.
Source: Pajamas Media.
130 million Muslims seems to have misunderstood Imam’s who claim Islam is a religion of peace. They believe in suicide bombers, and cutting hands off people who sin against the Koran.
Before 9/11, there was only a fraction of this number of Muslim who supported a Saudi prince named Osama Bin Laden. The majority of Muslims might not even have heard about his name.
After two failed “wars on Islam”, we must conclude that Washington is the biggest supporter of Radical Islam ever. A trillion US dollar have been used to radicalize Islam, and rally an almost unlimited number of new fans for Jihad, the very enemy of pluralism and freedom.
People who believe that the US has won the war in Iraq, and that NATO is on the way to win the war in Afghanistan, are just fooling them selves.
First Published: 20.12.2010.
Written by Ivar