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Monday, May 09, 2011

'Palestinian' poll shows overwhelming support for Islamism

No one should fool themselves that a free election among 'Palestinians' would lead to a secular state. Barry Rubin cites this poll which shows overwhelming 'Palestinian' support for Islamism.
--Asked to give their primary personal identity, 57 percent said Muslim; 21 percent, Palestinian; 19 percent, human beings; and only 5 percent said Arab.

This says something important about the steep decline in Arab nationalism but brings into question Fatah-style Palestinian nationalism, too. One can see oneself primarily as a Muslim and still support Fatah and the Palestinian Authority, but this upward trend also indicates of the growth of thinking likely to lead people toward backing Hamas in future.

--Asked what government system they preferred in future, about 40 percent said they want an Islamic caliphate. In addition, 24 percent seek a system like those in Arab countries, and only 12 percent prefer one like that in European countries.

While defining what an “Arab system” means is ambiguous, it is reasonable to presume that means an Arab nationalist dictatorship since at this moment virtually no Arab country is a democracy.
What could go wrong?

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At 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was the photo taken? - and do you know how to contact the copyright holder (if any) for permission to use it?

At 8:36 AM, Blogger Sean said...

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Sean from the United States.


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