Egyptian 9/11 Poll
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%
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?
Remain neutral: 22%
The US gives Egypt about $2 billion every year.