Muslims Reject Martyrdom in Greater Numbers

In a new poll from Pew Resarch, greater numbers of Muslims worldwide are rejecting suicide bombings, martyrdom, and violence against civilians in the name of Allah. As the true face of Al Qaeda becomes apparent in the Islamic world now that they’ve come to roost there, Al Qaida’s popularity has declined.

 Story at AP:

Muslims around the world increasingly reject suicide bombings and other violence against civilians in defense of Islam, according to a new international poll dealing with how the world’s population judges their lives, countries and national institutions.

A wide ranging survey of international attitudes in 47 countries by the Pew Research Center also reported that in many of the countries where support for suicide attacks has declined, there has also has been decreasing support for al-Qaida leader Osama bin-Laden.

The 95-page survey found that surging economic growth in many developing countries has encouraged people in these countries to express satisfaction with their personal lives, family income and national conditions, said Andrew Kohut, the center’s director.

As with any good news; there is bad attached. Although there are dramatic drops in support for Al Qaeda (36 points), and suicide bombing in general (20%), the Palestinians are still strongly support suicide attacks per the report with only 6 percent saying that suicide bombing is never justified.