Support For Bin Laden and Suicide Bombings Waning Among Muslims

The 2007 Pew Global Attitudes survey, released July 24, reports a substantial decrease in Muslim support of suicide bombings and Osama bin Laden.

"The marked decline in the acceptance of suicide bombing is one of several findings that suggest a possible broader rejection of extremist tactics among many in the Muslim world,"
said the report, according to a July 24 Reuters article.

The numbers are remarkable. Support for bombings and terror tactics has dropped in seven of eight countries where data were available, according to AP.

In Lebanon, Muslims who believe suicide bombings are justified some or all of the time plummeted from 79 percent in 2002 to 34 percent.

In Pakistan, the percentage dropped from 41 percent in 2004 to 9 percent.

Among Jordanian Muslims, 56 percent had confidence in Osama bin Laden as a world leader in 2003; the number has dropped to 20 percent.

Incredibly, none of the major television networks mentioned this survey during the July 24 evening newscasts.

So why isn't Big Media covering this story?

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