Thursday, September 11, 2008

World Populations Have No Consensus On Source of 9/11 Attacks

A shocking story coming out of Reuters - No consensus on who was behind Sept 11 - global poll.

Some of the shocking stats coming out of this survey:

Almost 1 in 4 Germans believe the U.S. government was behind the attacks.
43% of Egyptians believe Israel was behind it.
In Mexico, nearly the same percentage of people who blame al-Qaeda blame the U.S. - around a third of the population, respectively.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, there is no consensus outside the United States that Islamist militants from al Qaeda were responsible, according to an international poll published on Wednesday.

The survey of 16,063 people in 17 nations found majorities in only nine countries believe al Qaeda was behind the attacks on New York and Washington that killed about 3,000 people in 2001.

Israel was behind the attacks, said 43 percent of people in Egypt, 31 percent in Jordan and 19 percent in the Palestinian Territories. The U.S. government was blamed by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians.

More critical news and info here at The Pantheon Journal.

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