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Surveys and sincerity

Reader comment on item: Are the Palestinians the World's Most Radicalized Population?

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Dec 27, 2005 at 15:50

Having read that

>The Norwegian organization Fafo found, in a face-to face survey with 1849 respondents aged 18 years and above in the West Bank and Gaza in the period November 21-10 December that "Support for Al Qaeda actions in the world includes 65 percent support to Al Qaeda actions in the USA and Europe, 32 percent support for Al Qaeda actions in Iraq and 13 percent support for Al Qaeda actions in Jordan."

I wonder how trustworthy the results of this face-to-face survey may be? In fact, I expected a much higher support for al-Qaida and more hatred against the USA in Palestine.

Did all the respondents give sincere answers or didn't some for different reasons disclose their real feelings to the Norwegians? Even if these were Norwegian Muslims that talked to the respondents I feel many Palestinians must have been cautious enough not to say what they usually say among themselves when no kafirs or unreliable Muslims are eavesdropping. So , if I might interpret the given results , I'd conclude 65 % support openly Al-Quaida actions in the world. The question remains how many support them tacitly or - which amounts to the same -condemn them sincerely ?

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