Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Do Mainstream Muslims Believe London 7/7 and 9/11 Conspiracy Theories?

Is it a coincidence that every 9/11 truth advocate also takes a position congruent with condemning the "War on Islam"? How would this compare to a survey of Muslims in the US on whether the US correctly blamed Islamist terrorists for 9/11?  60% of UK Muslims don't believe muslims commited the 7/7 London bombings. 60% of US Muslims do not believe Arabs commited the 9/11 attacks. That has to be the highest percentage of any group except for Ron Paul supporters and Alex Jones fans. Could this be a clue into who is promoting 9/11 conspiracy theories besides the usual explanation of "true patriots"?

See below 9/11 Truthers – Majority of American Muslims Don’t Believe Arabs Perpetrated 9/11Attacks:  Yes, the majority of Muslims in America are 9/11 Truthers.  The 2011 surveydidn’t address this question, but the 2007 survey did.  60% U.S. Muslims don’t believe Arabs committed the 9/11 attacks.
(Green Footballs is an Islam-centric website)
Charles Johnson
Mon Jun 4, 2007 at 1:10 pm PDT • Views: 917
A new survey of British Muslims by Channel 4 shows that nearly 60% believe that Muslims were not responsible for the 7/7 London bombings—and nearly a quarter believe the UK government was behind them. LGF operative Kasper has a disturbing 8-minute clip on the survey, featuring one interview after another with Muslims who deny and come up with conspiracy theories.
 In a 2008 global poll of 17 countries, only 46% of those surveyed believed al-Qaeda was responsible for the attacks, 15% believed the US government was responsible, 7% believed Israel was and another 7% believed some other perpetrator, other than al Qaeda, was responsible. The poll found that Arabs were more likely to believe 9/11 conspiracy theories.[4]
Pew Survey: Arabs Not Responsible For 9/11, Say Majority In Muslim Nations 

A report released today by the Pew Research Center reveals that a majority of Muslims in several Middle Eastern countries believe that the Sept. 11 attacks were not carried out by Arabs. The report, titled "Muslim-Western Tensions Persist," sought to investigate public attitudes about the relationship between the two global communities.For the portion of the survey related to the Sept. 11 attacks, responses were gathered from Muslims in Egypt, Turkey, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Indonesia and Pakistan. A majority of Muslim respondents in each of these countries said they did not believe the 9/11 attacks were carried out by Arabs, the highest rate being in Egypt where 75 percent of Muslims said they did not believe that Arabs were responsible, closely followed by 73 percent of Muslim respondents in Turkey.No more than 28 percent of Muslim respondents in any of these countries said they accept that the attack was carried out by Arabs, something seen as an inarguable fact in the United States and other Western nations

Muslims for 9/11 truth

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Poll: Muslim Majority Supports 9/11 Truth! (Now let's mobilize!!)

Pew Survey: Arabs Not Responsible For 9/11, Say Majority In Muslim Nations

The Huffington Post, July 21 2011

"A report released today by the Pew Research Center reveals that a majority of Muslims in several Middle Eastern countries believe that the Sept. 11 attacks were not carried out by Arabs...No more than 28 percent of Muslim respondents in any of these countries said they accept that the attack was carried out by Arabs, something seen as an inarguable fact (!!! -ed.) in the United States and other Western nations."

(full report here; survey here; previous poll on same topic here)
Causes of September 11
Arabs and Chaldeans and the general population share the belief that extremists were responsible for the September 11 attacks and that American foreign policy was a cause.  But they disagree on the role played by religious values and cultural conflict.   Arabs and Chaldeans are more likely to say that they “don’t know” to questions about the possible causes of 9/11; about 20 percent give this answer to each of the questions below, compared to about 10 percent of the general population.  This caveat noted, similar numbers of Arabs and Chaldeans (69 percent) agree with the general population (77 percent) that the 9/11 attacks should be attributed to “the extremist beliefs of a few terrorists.”   They also show strikingly similar levels of agreement that U.S. support of Israel (55 percent of Arabs and Chaldeans and 56 percent of the general population) and U.S. intervention in the Persian Gulf (45 percent in both populations) were possible explanations.  20There is disagreement on two other explanations that have been advanced for 9/11.  Forty-eight percent of the larger population, but only 22 percent of Arabs and Chaldeans, believe that 9/11 should be attributed to “the conflict between Christianity and Judaism on one hand and Islam on the other.” Asked whether American beliefs in “democracy, freedom, and equal rights for women” were a cause, 37 percent of the general population but only 22 percent of Arabs and Chaldeans agree.  Christian Arabs and Chaldeans are more likely to support this point:  31 percent believe that American beliefs were a cause, compared to only 9 percent of Muslims

only 40% of u.s. muslims believe 9/11 was carried out by “arabs”

Muslim Americans: Middle Class and Mostly Mainstream
May 22, 2007
The first-ever, nationwide, random sample survey of Muslim Americans finds them to be largely assimilated, happy with their lives, and moderate with respect to many of the issues that have divided Muslims and Westerners around the world.
Relatively few Muslim Americans believe the U.S.-led war on terror is a sincere effort to reduce terrorism, and many doubt that Arabs were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Just 40% of Muslim Americans say groups of Arabs carried out those attacks.

Even Muslim websites brag about this figure:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Poll: 60% of American Muslims Reject Official "19 Arabs" Conspiracy Theory

A Pew scientific poll has found that Muslims in the U.S. are moderate, educated, middle-class, mainstream people...who overwhelmingly reject the Bush Administration's official conspiracy theory of 9/11:

"Relatively few Muslim Americans believe the U.S.-led war on terror is a sincere effort to reduce terrorism, and many doubt that Arabs were responsible for the 9/11 attacks. Just 40% of Muslim Americans say groups of Arabs carried out those attacks."

Muslim World

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[July 2011] Nearly a decade after Sept. 11, 2001, skepticism about the events of that day persists among Muslim publics.

When asked whether they think groups of Arabs carried out the 9/11 attacks on the U.S., most Muslims in the nations surveyed say they do not believe this.

There is no Muslim public in which even 30% accept that Arabs conducted the attacks. Indeed, Muslims in Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey are less likely to accept this today than in 2006.[1]


a recent poll indicates that only 3 per cent of Pakistanis believe that Al Qaida was responsible for the 9/11 attacks in the US, notwithstanding Osama Bin Laden and his deputies have taken credit for the attacks on more than one occasion.[2]
May, 2007

[edit]United Arab Emirates

[From a 2004 poll conducted by Zogby International] Only 5% of UAE citizens felt that "democracy" was an "extremely important" reason for the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction was cited by 16%."Oil" and "domination of the Muslim world" were the main reasons offered by UAE citizens for our invasion of Iraq.[3]
February, 2006

[edit]United Kingdom

As reported by the Associated Press, the survey asked: "President Bush and Tony Blair say that the war against terrorism is not a war against Islam. Do you agree or disagree?" Seventy percent said they disagreed, 20 percent said they agreed and 10 percent said they didn't know.[4][5]
December, 2002
According to a new poll of British Muslims, 37% of the 500 adults surveyed viewed Anglo-Jewry as "a legitimate target as part of the struggle for justice in the Middle East."
More than half believed British Jews exerted too much influence over foreign policy.
46% believe "the Jewish community in Britain is in league with the Freemasons to control the media and politics," a conspiracy theory Board of Deputies director-general Jon Benjamin found "completely bizarre."
More than a quarter of 18- to 24-year-olds said they agreed with the views of jailed hate preacher Abu Hamza. [6][7][8]
February, 2006
Channel 4 News, with GFK NOP, has commissioned a survey to reveal the Muslim community's attitudes towards the 'official narrative' surrounding the 7/7 bombings revealing that: 59% of the 500 people polled believe that the government has not told the public the whole truth about the 7th July bombings.
52% believe that the British security services have "made up" evidence to convict terrorist suspects.
24% believe the four men identified as the July 7th bombers were not actually responsible for the attacks.
68% believe that the Muslim community does not bear any responsibility for the emergence of extremists willing to attack UK targets. Although 58% felt that the community should be doing more.[9]
June, 2007

[edit]United States

More than one-third of American Muslims believe that the U.S. war on terrorism is really a war on Islam, according to survey information released yesterday by researchers at Georgetown University.
Thirty-eight percent of American Muslims polled said they believe the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the tensions with Iran and Syria, reflect a foreign policy that is targeting Islamic countries and Muslims themselves.
An additional 33 percent of Muslims interviewed said they believe the United States is fighting a war on terrorism, and 29 percent said they were not sure.[10]
October, 2004
Poll of attendees of a convention of the Islamic Society of North America:
3. Is the American government at war with the religion of Islam?
Yes: 208
No: 79
Undecided: 20
. . .
5. Did Muslims hijack planes and fly them into buildings on 9/11?
Yes: 117
No: 139

Undecided: 51
6. Did the U.S. government have advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks, and allow the attacks to occur?
Yes: 200
No: 70
Undecided: 37
7. Did the U.S. government organize the 9/11 attacks?
Yes: 106
No: 151
Undecided: 50
8. Are the tapes of Osama Bin Laden, claiming responsibility for the 9/11 attacks and threatening future attacks, real or fake?
Real: 126
Fake: 129
Undecided: 52
9. Did Muslims commit the July 2005 train and bus bombings in London?
Yes: 140
No: 104
Undecided: 63
10. The Canadian government says it stopped a plot by Canadian Muslims in June 2006 to attack targets in Canada. Do you believe there was a real plot by Muslims?
Yes: 61
No: 202

Undecided: 44
11. The British government says it stopped a plot by British Muslims in August 2006 to bomb planes flying to America. Do you believe there was a real plot by Muslims?
Yes: 66
No: 191
Undecided: 50
12. Is Al Qaeda a real organization, operated by Muslims who are trying to attack America?
Yes: 149
No: 109
Undecided: 49[11][12]
September, 2006
A 2010 Pew survey found the belief that Barack Obama is a Muslim is not limited to critics and Republicans, but present even among supporters and Democrats.[13] In a 2011 Pew survey, it was found that this belief is also present among US Muslims.
[Obama] is losing much of his 2008 base of voters with one notable exception: Muslim-Americans. They remain exceedingly loyal to the president. In fact, their enthusiasm for Obama has swelled.
. . .
many see him as one of their own. One in 10 say they think the president is a Muslim, while a third say they don't know or refused to answer.[14]
September, 2011

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  1.  Muslim-Western Tensions Persist - Pew Research Center, July 21, 2011
  2.  Husain Haqqani - Reasons for decline of the Muslim world - Gulf News, May 2, 2007
  3.  Zogby International - Friend Or Foe? - FrontPageMagazine, February 28, 2006
  4.  Muslims: 'War on terror' means war against Islam - WorldNetDaily, December 23, 2002
  5.  British Fifth Column Watch - LGF, December 23, 2002
  6.  [1] - The Times Online, February 07, 2006
  7.  Third of British Muslims View UK Jews as "Legitimate Target" - IRIS, February 10, 2006
  8.  Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs - DAILY ALERT - February 10, 2006
  9.  Darshna Soni - Survey: 'government hasn't told truth about 7/7' - Channel 4 News, June 4, 2007
  10.  More than third of U.S. Muslims see war on Islam - The Washington Times, October 19, 2004
  11.  National Security Survey Conducted At 2006 American Muslim Conventions - Muslims For A Safe America, September 9, 2006
  12.  ISNA Survey: Paranoia, Conspiracy Theories, Support for Violence - LGF, October 25, 2006
  13.  Growing Number of Americans Say Obama is a Muslim - Pew Research Center, August 19, 2010
  14.  A Muslim President, After All - Investor's Business Daily, September 29, 2011

 9/11 Truthers – Majority of American Muslims Don’t Believe Arabs Perpetrated 9/11Attacks:  Yes, the majority of Muslims in America are 9/11 Truthers.  The 2011 surveydidn’t address this question, but the 2007 survey did.  60% U.S. Muslims don’t believe Arabs committed the 9/11 attacks. (The number jumps to 78% among Arab Muslim immigrants.)  So who do they think did it?  8% of  U.S. Muslims believe that Jews, Israel, the Mossad, the CIA, and/or the U.S. government committed the attacks.  52% wouldn’t say, which means they also believe Jews and the U.S. did it.

Here are some of the results–and remember that these numbers would be even higher if all Muslims answered the survey truthfully.  Remember, also, that Pew is liberal and tried to present the results in the most favorable light to Muslims, and yet the numbers still present a different picture:
*  Disturbing Numbers of U.S. Muslims Support Suicide Bombings:  19% of American Muslims said suicide bombings are okay (2011).  And the number jumps in other categories:  18% of foreign born Muslims said suicide bombings are generally okay.  And (in 2007–figures not available in 2011) 22% of foreign born Arab Muslims said suicide bombings are okay.  Yup, nearly one out of four Arab Muslims in America says it’s okay to blow you up.  And those are the ones who openly said so to Pew.  Again, the number is far higher in reality.  In 2011, 31% of Muslims aged 18-29 said suicide bombings are okay–that’s one in three young Muslims in America, who thinks it’s okay to blow you and your families up.
*  Third of U.S. Muslims Support Al-Qaeda: Despite the claims of Barack Obama and many Muslim leaders after Osama Bin Laden was killed, almost half of U.S. Muslims support Al-Qaeda. While 70% of U.S. Muslims view Al-Qaeda, which murdered 3,000 Americans on 9/11, “very unfavorably,” the other 30% view Al-Qaeda favorably, only somewhat unfavorably, or don’t know/refused to answer (which means they support Al-Qaeda).  Yup, that means that 30% didn’t have too much of a problem with Al-Qaeda.
Half of Muslims Are Muslim First, American Last, only 1/4 Are American First: 49% of U.S. Muslims said they think of themselves as Muslims first, not Americans (up from 47% in 2007).  If you add the 7% who refused to answer/don’t know, it’s 56%.  If you add those who said they are “both” first, it’s 74% who do not identify as American first.  While 44% say they display the U.S. flag, their flag displays are just props, since only 26% of U.S. Muslims said they are American first.  Among Muslims aged 18-29–the future Muslims in America–only 25% said they think of themselves as American first.  60% said they are Muslim first, 5% refused to answer (which means they are Muslim first) and 10% said “both equally” (which means they are Muslim first).  Even among those Muslims who said they are American first, 15% supported suicide bombings, and 39% didn’t believe that Arabs perpetrated the 9/11 attacks.  So much for being “American first.”
*  Almost Half of U.S. Muslims Don’t Want to Be Americans: 28% of U.S. Muslims said that Muslims should not adopt American customs.  That number jumps to 44% if you count the Muslims who said they should both adopt American customs AND remain distinct and not adopt American customs.
*  9/11 Truthers – Majority of American Muslims Don’t Believe Arabs Perpetrated 9/11Attacks:  Yes, the majority of Muslims in America are 9/11 Truthers.  The 2011 surveydidn’t address this question, but the 2007 survey did.  60% U.S. Muslims don’t believe Arabs committed the 9/11 attacks. (The number jumps to 78% among Arab Muslim immigrants.)  So who do they think did it?  The survey doesn’t fully address that because it would make Muslims look like the Jew-haters and America-haters that they are.  But we know the drill.  The survey results:  8% of  U.S. Muslims believe that Jews, Israel, the Mossad, the CIA, and/or the U.S. government committed the attacks.  52% wouldn’t say, which means they also believe Jews and the U.S. did it.
More Than a 1/3 of U.S. Muslims Think Islamic Extremism is Okay:  35% of U.S. Muslims said they are not concerned about Islamic extremism around the world.  36% said there is a great deal/fair amount of extremism among U.S. Muslims.  40% said they are not concerned about Islamic extremism in the U.S.
*  Bush Opened the Floodgates to Muslim Immigration Even After the 9/11 Attacks, But They Did Not Come Here b/c of Persecution:  28% of all Muslim immigrants in the U.S. in 2007 came here from 2000-2007 (2007).  40% of Muslim immigrants currently in the U.S. came here from 2000-2011.  Most of that is the Bush Administration (some in the second figure from Obama, but most of it from Bush).  Shukran [Thanks], George.  Miss him yet?  In 2007, 18% of all Muslims in the U.S. were immigrants who came here during the BushAdministration (2007).  In 2011, that figure jumps to Muslim immigrants making up 25% of the U.S. Muslim population.  Yup, one in every four Muslims in the U.S. came here during Bush and Obama (mostly Bush).  And, contrary to the oft-made claim, only 20% of U.S. Muslim immigrants say they came here for persecution reasons and had it just fine over there.  The rest came here on student visas (so, why are they still here?) and for economic opportunities, because they were sponsored by Muslim family members, etc.  Yup, we know their agenda:  make America a Muslim nation.
*  Most Muslims Never Discriminated Against in America:  Despite the hype and lies of HAMAS’ CAIR Action Network and other Muslim groups, only 20% of Muslims in the U.S. say they’ve been the victim of “anti-Muslim” discrimination or that it’s a problem.
*  Muslims Are NOT Wealthy Contributors to American Society:  Despite the claims by Muslim propagandists and misguided left-wing Republicans like New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, most Muslims in America are not wealthy and contributors of jobs and other benefits to American society.  They are takers.  Only 22% of U.S. Muslims make $75,000 or more per year (down from 26% in 2007), below the U.S. total population average of 28%.  45% (up from 35% in 2007) of Muslims make less than $30,000 per year, whereas only 36% of the general population is at that salary level. 40% of U.S. Muslims are unemployed and 18% are only employed part-time.
*  31% of U.S. Muslims said there is conflict with being a devout Muslim and living in a modern society.  That’s scary since 18-29 year olds are the most devout group of Muslims and, therefore, the most unable to adapt to modern Western mores and customs.
*  Most U.S. Muslims Not Singled Out by Airport Security.  Most Muslims say they were never singled out by airport security.  And therein lies the problem.  They should be singled out.
*  Memo to Islamo-pandering Republicans – Most Muslims are Big-Government Liberal Democrats:  More evidence to stop listening to GOP Islamo-scumbag Grover Norquist a/k/a Jihad Grover.  70% of Muslims are Democrats or Democrat-leaning.  Only 11% are Republican or Republican-leaning, and of those 11% (2011 survey).  71% voted for John Kerry, 14% for Bush (2007 survey).  68% support bigger government than we already have and more services, and 73% think the government should do more for the needy (2011 survey).  Only 21% want smaller government, and only 17% say government can’t afford to do more for the poor (2007 survey).  Yup, these are NOT Tea Partiers and definitely not conservatives.  But they might be Paulnuts.
*  Contrary to Islamo-propagandist Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser’s claims, most U.S. Muslims pray daily and attend mosque.  Frank Gaffney’s and Daniel Pipes’ favorite Muslim propagandist and fraud, Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser–in trying to back up his claim that most Muslims in America are peaceful–frequently claims that most American Muslims neither pray daily nor attend a mosque (where they are usually poisoned with hate).  But the survey shows his claims are bunk.  Pew’s results show that 66% of Muslims pray daily, that only 8% never pray, and that only 19% never attend mosque.

On the other hand, it could also be good old MEMRI:

36% of Arabs in Al-Arabiya TV Survey Justify 9/11

Al-Arabiya TV, in collaboration with a British research institute, conducted an online survey on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Out of the 220,000 Arabs who participated, 23% believed Al-Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attacks and 26% did not. 36% said that the attacks were justified and 38% that they were not. 16% considered the assassination of Osama bin Laden a criminal act, 48% did not, and 36% were undecided.
Source: Facebook site of Al-Arabiya TV
No hyperlink is provided to the “Facebook site of Al-Arabiya TV.”  I visited the Facebook site myself and did not find any such information.
Forgive me once again for not taking MEMRI as the Gospel truth.  MEMRI’s founder and president is Yigal Carmon, who served as a Colonel in the Military Intelligence Directorate of Israel.  He also had a direct governmental role in the administration of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.  One can hardly be faulted for doubting MEMRI’s reliability.
Indeed, Middle East expert Dr. Norman Finkelstein calls MEMRI “a main arm of Israeli propaganda,” notingthat the organization “use[s] the same sort of propaganda techniques as the Nazis.”  Says Finkelstein further:
They take things out of context in order to do personal and political harm to people they don’t like.
And he concludes by saying:
I think it’s a reliable assumption that anything MEMRI translates from the Middle East is going to be unreliable
One should note, however, that MEMRI says that it was “an online survey.”  What is interesting is that when I finally did find some mention of this poll in an article on the Al Arabiya website (helpfully linked to by an anti-Muslim, pro-Israeli website), the article itself–the same Arabic article on Al-Arabiya that the Islamophobes cite, no less–concludes by questioning the scientific validity of the survey.  The concluding paragraph notes that a “survey expert” contacted by Al Arabiya “does not view the results as [accurately] reflecting the trends in the Arab world,” and that “we must look into the study more and study its [research] methodology” to confirm its validity.
Why would anyone rely on a possibly unscientific internet poll instead of the far more reliable Gallup pollwhich found that only 7% of the Muslim and Arab world thought the 9/11 attacks were justified?  Robert Spencer of JihadWatch cited an article by Robert Satloff of The Weekly Standard, which pointed out that this “7%” figure includes only those who thought the 9/11 attack was “completely justified” and that the data shows “another 23.1 percent of respondents” who thought the attacks were “in some way justified.”  In other words, a total of 30.1% of the Muslim and Arab world thought the 9/11 attacks were either “completely justified” (7%) or “in some way justified” (23.1%).
Coincidentally enough, the number 30.1% is close to the number found by the Al Arabiya poll.  Therefore, although there still exist unanswered questions about the scientific validity of the study, the number seems to corroborate the data found by Gallup.  However, the Gallup poll reveals what is missing from what we have from Al Arabiya (since we don’t have the actual study): the difference between thinking the 9/11 attacks were “completely justified” and “in some way justified.”
It is well-known that respondents to surveys often have complex answers to questions asked by the polls but are forced to choose between answer choices that do not adequately reflect this complexity.  For example, a question asking “do you support Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, or neither/no answer” would be difficult to answer for many progressive voters who do not like Barack Obama due to his failed campaign promises and the fact that he has not followed progressive policies.  Yet, many of them will still select Barack Obama in this poll, because they like him more than Sarah Palin, thinking of it as a “what team are you on” sort of question (i.e. liberal vs. conservative).
In other words, the complex answer of “I supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election and still do support him over Sarah Palin, yet I am totally disappointed by him” is not one of the options to choose from.  Therefore, such a progressive would choose what he thinks is the best approximation, and this may well be tick-marking Barack Obama’s name.
Similarly, when a Muslim or Arab is asked “Do you think that the 9/11 attacks were justified?” and the answer choices are between completely justified, somewhat justified, and not justified at all, many of them will select “somewhat justified” to convey the thought that one Arab acquaintance of mine told me (which of course I strongly disagree with):
I don’t think the 9/11 attacks were justified in the sense of killing civilians.  That is against Islam and what I believe in.  However, I feel that it is justified in the sense that America had it coming to them for what they did to us and continue to do.
This point is conveyed in the Al-Arabiya article itself, which states that many Arabs “considered the U.S. deserving of this [the 9/11 attack] and that what happened was justified as vengeance against its atrocities and positions against the Arabs” even while at the same time holding the view that the “operation [was] abhorrent enough not to want to attribute it to [themselves].”
These Arabs thought 9/11 was a case of the chickens coming home to roost, and were hopeful that Americans would know how it feels.  This is certainly different than thinking that the 9/11 attacks were completely justified.  Indeed, most Arabs feel deeply uncomfortable with killing civilians.  In the minds of these Arabs and Muslims, tick-marking “somewhat justified” is a way of refusing to give “victim status” or “hands clean status” to the United States.
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In any case, even if we interpret the poll results as saying that 36% of Arabs (or the Muslim world) think that the 9/11 attacks were “somewhat justified” in the sense of the targeting and killing of civilians, in that caseso what?  It is still far less than the percentage of Americans, specifically Jewish and Christian Americans, who think that that “it is sometimes justifiable to target and kill civilians.”
The percentage of Christian Americans who think “it is sometimes justifiable to target and kill civilians” is a whopping 58%, with an almost equal percentage of Jewish-Americans thinking the same (54%).  Indeed, Mormon-Americans came in first place, with 64% saying so, which is more than double the percentage of Arabs or Muslims in the Muslim world who thought 9/11 was “somewhat justified” (30.1%).
As for Israeli Jews, 51% of them believe “it is sometimes justifiable to target and kill civilians,” so these Israeli propagandists doth protest too much, methinks.  Indeed, even more worrisome is the fact that according to a survey conducted by Haifa University’s Center for the Study of National Security a majority of Israeli Jews support a policy of ethnic cleansing against Palestinians, with a quarter saying they would consider voting for the Kahanist party Kach, known for its vocal support of ethnic cleansing as a resolution to the conflict.

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