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Egyptian 9/11 Poll

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LGF reader Alex Eaton sent a link to this poll of Egyptians taken by Al-Ahram Weekly, showing that a majority of 52% think the US “deserved” the attacks of September 11, and 39% believe they were perpetrated by Israel.

QUESTION 1: How would you describe your feelings when you saw the destruction of New York’s twin towers?

They deserved it: 52%
Sympathy for the victims: 35%
Afraid of the future: 24%
Admiration for the culprits: 28%
Anger at the culprits: 10%

QUESTION 2: Who do you think is responsible for the attacks?

Israeli intelligence/Mossad: 39%
We’ll never know: 25%
Al-Qa’eda or other Islamic militants: 19%
Others: 19%

QUESTION 3: How do you view the American war on terror?

A means of asserting the US’s global dominance: 68%
A war against Arabs and Muslims: 51%
A justified response to the attacks: 15%

QUESTION 4: How do you view the results of the American war on terror?

Descent into chaos and increasing violence: 93%
The end of democracy and human rights: 48%
Success in eradicating terrorism and a more peaceful world: 1%

QUESTION 5: How do you view the future of radical Islamists?

Their popularity will increase: 51%
They are becoming weak and isolated: 31%
11 September was their death blow: 11%

QUESTION 6: What do you feel should have been Arab and Islamic governments’ position on the US war on terror?

Oppose: 63%
Support: 10%
Remain neutral: 22%

The US gives Egypt about $2 billion every year.

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