## "A tiny minority of extremists"

Judge for yourself from this polling by Pew Global:

Attacks on civilians in the US:

Approved by 8% of Egyptians, 5% of Indonesians, 9% of Pakistanis, 7% of Moroccans, 24% of people in the Palestinian territories, 11% of Jordanians, 8% of Turks and 4% of Azeris. Or round about 52 million supporters, based on quick 'n' dirty calculations.

Attacks on US civilians in Islamic countries:

Approved by 7% of Egyptians, 6% of Indonesians, 12% of Pakistanis, 7% of Moroccans, 30% of people in the Palestinian territories, 15% of Jordanians, 10% of Turks and 7% of Azeris.

If the US were to withdraw its military force from Iraq do you think the likelihood that al Qaeda would commit attacks against civilians inside the US would increase, remain unchanged, decrease:

Increase / unchanged - Egyptians 19%, Indonesians 12%, people in the Palestinian territories 48%, Jordanians 32%, Turks 31% and Azeris 44%.

There's much more of the same at the Pew Global site, and it is just as encouraging....

Attacks on civilians in the US:

Approved by 8% of Egyptians, 5% of Indonesians, 9% of Pakistanis, 7% of Moroccans, 24% of people in the Palestinian territories, 11% of Jordanians, 8% of Turks and 4% of Azeris. Or round about 52 million supporters, based on quick 'n' dirty calculations.

Attacks on US civilians in Islamic countries:

Approved by 7% of Egyptians, 6% of Indonesians, 12% of Pakistanis, 7% of Moroccans, 30% of people in the Palestinian territories, 15% of Jordanians, 10% of Turks and 7% of Azeris.

If the US were to withdraw its military force from Iraq do you think the likelihood that al Qaeda would commit attacks against civilians inside the US would increase, remain unchanged, decrease:

Increase / unchanged - Egyptians 19%, Indonesians 12%, people in the Palestinian territories 48%, Jordanians 32%, Turks 31% and Azeris 44%.

There's much more of the same at the Pew Global site, and it is just as encouraging....

Labels: surveys, war on terror