Muslims Believe US Seeks to Undermine Islam: Majorities Want US Forces Out of Islamic Countries And Approve of Attacks on US Troops Large Majorities Agree With Many Goals of Al Qaeda But Oppose Attacks on Civilians Most Support Enhancing Role of Islam in Their Society, But Also Favor Globalization and Democracy
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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An in-depth poll of four major Muslim countries has found that in all of them large majorities believe that undermining Islam is a key goal of US foreign policy. Most want US military forces out of the Middle East and many approve of attacks on US troops there. Most respondents have mixed feelings about al Qaeda. Large majorities agree with many of its goals, but believe that terrorist attacks on civilians are contrary to Islam.