Muslim world turning back on al Qaeda on eve of bin Laden’s death
A year after the death of Osama bin Laden, a new survey of Muslim publics shows al Qaeda is widely unpopular, with majorities expressing negative views of the terrorist group in Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey and Lebanon a new Pew Global Attitudes survey finds.
In Pakistan, where bin Laden was killed by U.S. Navy Seals, 13% of Muslims hold a favorable view of al Qaeda, 55% an unfavorable view and roughly three-in-ten (31%) offer no opinion.
Before his death in 2011, support for bin Laden himself had waned considerably in Muslim publics around the world, declining steeply over time among Muslims in Jordan, Indonesia and Pakistan, as well as the Palestinian territories.
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