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jmc247 Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 06:48 AM
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Muslims believe (US) goal to weaken Islam - poll
Source: Reuters

More than 70 per cent of Egyptians, Pakistanis, Indonesians and Moroccans believe the United States is trying to weaken and divide the Islamic world, a new poll showed.

The survey by WorldPublicOpinion.org also showed more than 40 per cent thought that was the primary goal of the US-led war on terrorism, while only 12 per cent believed Washington's aim was to protect the United States from attack. "While US leaders may frame the conflict as a war on terrorism, people in the Islamic world clearly perceive the US as being at war with Islam," Steven Kull, editor at the Washington-based group, said in a statement.

More than half believed al Qaida's goals included achieving a strict application of Sharia law in every Islamic country, with more than 70 per cent agreeing with that aim.

"On average less than one in four believes al Qaida was responsible for September 11th attacks. Pakistanis are the most skeptical only 3 per cent think al Qaida did it," said WorldPublicOpinion.org.

Read more: http://www.stuff.co.nz/4037055a12.html
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jmc247 Donating Member (235 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 07:14 AM
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1. It makes sense that Pakistanis are most skeptical about al-Qaeda being behind 911
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 07:22 AM
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2. It also depends on what "al Qaeda"
actually is. It could very easily be infiltrated by govt intelligence agents, agent provocateurs etc
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heliarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 09:49 AM
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3. And considering...
that the Huffman Aviation school in Venice, FL is a hotbed for US intelligence trafficking, I'm inclined to believe there's a lot we don't know about the identities of the hijackers.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 11:33 AM
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5. Yes, that would make sense.....
since they were trained in that country.

Our 2 biggest enemies

1. Saudi Arabia

2. Pakistan

and not necessarily in that order.
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eagler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 10:03 AM
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4. Radical Muslims are weakening Islam
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 11:36 AM
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6. Agreed,but the MSM bloats their ego's into what is becomming a PR service
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