Half of Pakistanis Approve of Osama Bin Laden
Choosy Pakistanis choose Osama.
Posters of Osama bin laden on sale in a book stall in Peshawar. Osama bin Laden’s Al-Qaeda network has built a new headquarters for global Islamic extremism in Pakistan’s tribal areas six years after the 9/11 attacks, analysts and militant sources say.(AFP/File/Tariq Mahmood)
The poll was conducted for Terror Free Tomorrow by D3 Systems of Vienna, Virginia., and the Pakistan Institute for Public Opinion. Interviews were conducted August 18-29, face-to-face with 1,044 Pakistanis across 105 urban and rural sampling points in all four provinces across the nation. Households were randomly selected.
According to poll results, bin Laden has a 46 percent approval rating. Musharraf’s support is 38 percent. U.S. President George W. Bush’s approval: 9 percent.
Suddenly, the Musharraf option looks very, very appealing.