It is perhaps of no surprise that the Palestinian authority, a terrorist state, has the highest percentage support of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda. Palestinians make up the third largest group of jihadists amongst Isis.
Statisics show that the world’s foremost centers for terrorism, Palestine/Jordan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan also have the largest percentage of support for bin Laden and al-Qaeda. Palestine had a staggering 72% support for bin Laden’s terrorism in 2003. This support has remained strong up to 2009 when it reduced to 52%, and to 34% in 2011, which is still a considerable proportion of the population.
Jordan, an extension of Palestine for Muslim-Arab encroachment in the region, harbored a massive 34% support for al-Qaeda in 2010 which should come as no surprise. It’s doubtful that this support has actually reduced to 15% a year later, in 2011. The reduction in statistics is likely due to artifical reasons caused by supporters joining jihad in Syria and Iraq, and the unwillingness to openly admit support of terrorism due to international pressures.
Jordan was created in 1922 – five years following the Belfour declaration and the creation of Israel – out of the original borders of Transjordan. The purpose was to respond to hundres of thousands of Muslim masses from Egypt and Saudi Arabia illegally encrouching onto Transjordan, commit attacks and acts of violence. In other words, Jordan is Palestine. In the 1970’s the PLO named them Palestinians for strategic purposes. The British archives and census records reveal that Israel’s Belfour borders from 1917 became a target of anti-British and anti-Jewish jihad plot. This Saudi initiated strategy was to create flash mobs to occupy the barren land with a Sunni-Salafi population. Women were brought along to begin procreating as a means of occupation. This racist war against the “infidel” continues in the region even to this day. Due to this illegal aggression, Israel has been forced to sacrifice over 75% of its original borders to a foreign occupation. The nation has been willified for trying to defend itself.
The British Prime Minister Winston Churchill noted the Arab influx. Churchill, a veteran of the early years of the British mandate in the Holy Land, noted in 1939 that “far from being persecuted, the Arabs have crowded into the country and multiplied till their population has increased more than even all world Jewry could lift up the Jewish population.”
It’s a tragedy that the most important historic seat for Christianity and Judaism was handed over to Muslims – a highly intolerant creed towards any other faith.
This Pew Research Center report written by an author with the tragic name al Qaeda Too, tries to imply that Osama bin Laden is discredited in the Muslim world. A 39% Palestinian support for bin Laden’s ideology is referred to as “only 39%”. It’s hardly “only”:
Osama bin Laden Largely Discredited Among Muslim Publics in Recent Years
al Qaeda Too, Pew Research Center
In the months leading up to Osama bin Laden’s death, a survey of Muslim publics around the world found little support for the al Qaeda leader. Among the six predominantly Muslim nations recently surveyed by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project, bin Laden received his highest level of support among Muslims in the Palestinian territories – although even there only 34% said they had confidence in the terrorist leader to do the right thing in world affairs. Minorities of Muslims in Indonesia (26%), Egypt (22%) and Jordan (13%) expressed confidence in bin Laden, while he has almost no support among Turkish (3%) or Lebanese Muslims (1%).
Over time, support for bin Laden has dropped sharply among Muslim publics. Since 2003, the percentage of Muslims voicing confidence in him has declined by 38 points in the Palestinian territories and 33 points in Indonesia. The greatest decline has occurred in Jordan, where 56% of Muslims had confidence in bin Laden in 2003, compared with just 13% in the current poll. Jordanian support for bin Laden fell dramatically (to 24% from 61% the year before) in 2006, following suicide attacks in Amman by al Qaeda. In Pakistan, where 2011 data is still not available, confidence in bin Laden fell from 52% in 2005 to just 18% in last year’s survey.
Al Qaeda also received largely negative ratings among Muslim publics in the 2011 survey. Only 2% of Muslims in Lebanon and 5% in Turkey expressed favorable views of al Qaeda. In Jordan, 15% had a positive opinion of al Qaeda, while about one-in-five in Indonesia (22%) and Egypt (21%) shared this view. Palestinian Muslims offered somewhat more positive opinions (28% favorable), but about two-thirds (68%) viewed bin Laden’s organization unfavorably.
Ratings of al Qaeda are, for the most part, unchanged, except in Jordan, where al Qaeda’s favorable rating fell from 34% in 2010 to 15% currently.
As was the case with views of bin Laden, Nigerian Muslims typically offer more positive views of al Qaeda than any other Muslim public surveyed.