It’s been seven years since that horrific day in the US, which eventually paved the way for a great deal of horrific days outside the US. So I thought this recent poll by World Public Opinion to be quite telling of public perceptions on 9/11…
Publics in the Middle East are especially likely to name a perpetrator other than al Qaeda. In Egypt 43 percent say that Israel was behind the attacks, as do 31 percent in Jordan and 19 percent in the Palestinian Territories. The US government is named by 36 percent of Turks and 27 percent of Palestinians. The numbers who say al Qaeda was behind the attacks range from 11 percent in Jordan to 42 percent in the Palestinian Territories.
Jordan and the Occupied Territories represent the lowest to the highest. Anyone care to venture a guess as to why there’s such a big difference between the twin brothers?