Saturday, January 08, 2005

How The Arab Street Views Terrorism (Warning: May Shock the Squeamish)

In light of all this talk about what is and what is not a terrorist
act, a new poll shows, among many other frightening things, that the
average joe in the Arab world does not have time for fancy-schmancy
liberal European distinctions between Jews in settlements and Jews
within the Green Line. Scarily enough, they don't have time for the
even more fancy-schmancy distinctions between Jews within the Green
Line and Jews anywhere else in the world either. The poll appears to
show that most of the Arab world supports the murder of innocent
Jewish people, no matter where they are, despite the way the poll's
author, a Jordanian, attempts to spin the results.

Some results of the poll can be found at:

Hopefully, Europeans who love to blame Israelis for Europe's
antisemitism problems will take note of this poll and put the blame in
the right place.

The Arabs need to dig themselves out of this, and we as Americans must find a way to help them. Numbers like these are not simple politics, as the author of the poll suggests. Numbers like these suggest that these views are at least a little entrenched.


At 4:46 PM, Blogger Irina Tsukerman said...

I am not surprised AT ALL.


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