Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Myth: Rivalry Between Shiites and Sunnis Part II

Pew Global Attitudes Report:

Oppose or favor Iran acquiring Nuclear Weapons
US: 92% oppose, 3% favor
China: 52% oppose, 18% favor
Egypt: 42% oppose, 44% favor
Jordan: 42% oppose, 45% favor

Agree that Iran is a "great danger" to world peace
US: 46%
France: 31%
China: 22%
Jordan: 19%
Turkey: 16%
Egypt: 14%

I think this should be enough. The idea that Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia have populations that feel intense rivalries with Iran because the Iranians are Shiite and/or Persian was ridiculous from the start.

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