This won’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention, but it may surprise the State Department — according to a new poll (see table 2.22(2)), 65 percent of Palestinians support al Qaeda terror attacks on the United States and European countries. Well-to-do Palestinians supported such attacks to nearly the same extent. The poll was conducted by FAFO – a Norwegian-based NGO not known for sympathy toward Israel or antipathy toward the PA. In fact, FAFO’s press release does not mention this particular result (the poll is comprehensive and nearly all of the results are fascinating).
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) Director Itamar Marcus had this to say:
What is striking is the willingness of Palestinians to turn against even the Western countries upon whom they are so totally dependent in order to progress. The poll underscores what PMW has been documenting for years – the profoundly negative impact hate education has had on PA society. . .Palestinians are not in direct conflict with the US, and certainly have counted on the Europeans as active allies. And yet an overwhelming majority desire to see Europeans and Americans killed by a religion-based terror organization.
Striking, but as I said, not surprising.
Via George Conway.