Those Wacky, Uninformed Muslims

In an “All Things Considered” piece on 11 September, Andy Kohut of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press talked to Robert Siegel about surveys that show Muslims around the world don’t believe the official story about the events of 9/11 and see some sort of conspiracy by the US government, the Jews, or some other actors. That was the view of majorities in five Muslim countries and a majority of Muslims in four European countries, with figures as high as 65% in Indonesia.

Those wacky Muslims!

Of course, a Harris Interactive poll from July showed that:

Despite being widely reported in the media that the U.S. and other countries have not found any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, surprisingly; more U.S. adults (50%) think that Iraq had such weapons when the U.S. invaded Iraq.

That was actually an increase of nearly 15% over the previous year. The same report says that 64% of U.S. adults also believe Saddam Hussein had “strong links to Al Qaeda”.