‘Less back­ing for vi­o­lence’

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY SANDY RASHTY

SUP­PORT FOR Is­lamic ex­trem­ism and sui­cide bomb­ings is down in coun­tries with sig­nif­i­cant Mus­lim pop­u­la­tions, ac­cord­ing to a new sur­vey by the Pew Re­search Cen­tre.

The sur­vey, re­leased this week, shows that sup­port for sui­cide bomb­ings has dropped by 16 per cent in the Pales­tinian ter­ri­to­ries over the past year — from 62 per cent to 46 per cent.

The re­port also found an in­creas­ingly neg­a­tive view of ex­trem­ist groups — in­clud­ing al-Qaeda, Ha­mas and Hizbol­lah — across the Mid­dle East.

How­ever, 46 per cent of re­spon­dents in the Pales­tinian ter­ri­to­ries said that sui­cide bomb­ing is of­ten or some­times jus­ti­fi­able in or­der to de­fend Is­lam.

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