Monday, January 09, 2006

Jordanians, Like Americans, Suffer Amnesia

Ugly figures: Some Jordanians Still live in November 8th World

I found this article interesting because I couldn't decide if it was re-assuring or really scary that AMericans and Europeans aren't the only ones with self destructive post terrorist attack schizophrenia:

The results of a public opinion poll showing that 20 per cent of Jordanians still consider Al Qaeda a legitimate resistance movement were deeply troubling and worrisome.
The survey, published by the Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) at the University of Jordan late last week, did also contain some relatively encouraging findings: The percentage of people considering Osama Ben Laden's movement a legitimate resistance group did drop dramatically, from 66.8 per cent in 2004 to 20 per cent in December 2005.

Another heartening result showed that 72.2 per cent of people seem to consider Al Qaeda in Iraq a terrorist organisation, while `only' 6.2 per cent consider it a legitimate resistance movement.

The troubling and worrisome elements in these findings are that one fifth of Jordanians still respect Al Qaeda, and more than six in 100 Jordanians even have a high opinion of Abu Mussab Zarqawi's group.

It is as if for all these people the November 9 attacks never occurred.

Yeah, welcome to our world.

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