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May 18, 2009

Poll: 40% of Israeli Arabs are self-confessed uneducated fools

Topics: Middle East News and Perspectives

How else would you describe 40% of Israeli Arabs believing that the Holocaust never happened?

Have they been so brainwashed by their religious leaders that they can't tell the difference between fact and fiction?

Apparently the answer is a resounding yes:

Haaretz, May 17:

Some 40.5 percent of Israeli Arabs believe the Holocaust never occurred, according to the results of a University of Haifa poll released Sunday.

The survey shows that Holocaust denial among Israeli Arabs has become more prevalent in recent years. In 2006, 28 percent of Israeli Arabs polled denied that the Holocaust occurred.

The annual poll of Jewish-Arab relations, which was conducted by Professor Sami Samuha, also found that only 41 percent of Israel's Arab minority recognize the country's right to exist as a Jewish and democratic state, as opposed to 65.6 percent in 2003.

Moreover, only 53.7 percent of the Israeli Arab public believe Israel has a right to exist just as an independent country, according to the poll, down from 81.1 percent in 2003....

(HT - Robert Spencer)

Posted by Hyscience at May 18, 2009 7:27 AM

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