From a survey asked of muslims only, in 7 nations (Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Indonesia, Turkey, Nigeria, Egypt), Pew Research concludes there is “Limited Support for Extremism” in answer to the question of whether “suicide bombing” is often or sometimes justified.
What’s interesting to note is that in no fewer than 4 of the nations surveyed a minimum of 20% or greater of respondents expressed support for suicide bombing, Lebanon, Jordan, Nigeria & Egypt. 20% or greater support for “suicide bombing” in 4 of 7 nations surveyed does not count as “limited support” in my books. Also interesting to note is that in each of the nations surveyed support for “suicide bombing” actually increased from 2009 to 2010 with only Nigeria showing a somewhat dramatic decrease of 9 percentage points between 2009 and 2010. Were you to exclude this 9 per cent drop in support from 1 nation, Nigeria, support for “suicide bombing” has in fact increased by a factor of 21% overall among respondents from 2009 to 2010. Even with that decline, support for “suicide bombing” among Nigerians surveyed remains at a robust 34%.
In other news Obama remains popular in Communist China.