(Original post by Iqbal007)
So technically that would been 70% don't support suicide bombings in Lebanon, it's 42% which isn't the majority.
"Most notably, the survey finds that terrorism is not a monolithic concept--support for terrorist activity depends importantly on its type and on the location in which it occurs. For example, Moroccans overwhelmingly disapprove of suicide bombings against civilians, but, among respondents in the six predominantly Muslim countries surveyed, they are the most likely to see it as a justifiable tactic against Americans and other westerners in Iraq. Opinions about the United States, its attitudes in dealing with the larger world and the Iraq war are also powerful factors in shaping support for terrorism, as are perceptions that Islam is under threat. With the exception of gender, demographic differences, including income, explain little if anything about attitudes toward terrorism in the Muslim world, but country-specific differences are significant, suggesting the importance of local social, political
and religious conditions. "
Clearly it shows clear decline in support in reality and changing attitude.
"It is clear that across all three measures, support for terrorism has declined generally. However, it is also clear that levels of support vary across questions, suggesting that each measures a different facet of how people view terrorism."
You should really read the article you provide your stats on support for Osama.
"Similarly, those who believe that suicide bombing and other attacks against civilians are at least sometimes justifiable do not necessarily have confidence in Osama bin Laden
. Again, results vary significantly by country, with 71% of Jordanian Muslims who believe violence against civilians can be justified also having confidence in bin Laden, compared with only 5% of Turks."
"As noted above, differences in opinions about terrorism have been linked not only to demographic variables, notably age and gender, but also to views about Islam, democracy, and the United States. Four sets of variables are used to explore whether these patterns are significant in the 2005 survey data.
Demographic variables - these include gender, age, education, and income, as well as whether a respondent has a child under age 18 living in the household and whether the respondent regularly uses a computer. Since measures for education and income differ across countries, for the purposes of analysis respondents are characterized as low or high education, and as low, middle, or high income.
Views about Islam - Both the academic literature and the popular press have emphasized links between terrorism and an extremist brand of Islam. Responses to three questions are used to explore any potential relationships between opinions on religion and terrorism. The first asks respondents whether their primary identity is as a Muslim or as a citizen of their country (Jordanian, Moroccan, etc.). The second asks how important it is that Islam plays a more influential role in the world than it does now. The third asks whether the respondent thinks there are any serious threats to Islam today.
Opinions about democracy - Two questions test these attitudes among respondents. The first asks whether democracy is a Western way of doing things that will not work in the respondent's country or if democracy is not just for the West and would work in their country. The second asks respondents if they are more optimistic or more pessimistic these days that the Middle East will become more democratic.
Attitudes toward the United States - In addition to a straightforward favorability question about the U.S., these measures include questions about
: the extent to which the U.S. takes into account the interests of countries such as the respondent's country when making international policy decisions; how worried, if at all, respondents are that the American military will become a threat to their country; whether the war in Iraq has made the world safer or more dangerous; and whether the U.S. government favors or opposes democracy in the respondent's country.ii"
You also forget that there is only a very small of this extremist part plays any part of peoples reasons behind such support, you forgot about the demographic reasons, views of the US and opinions of democracy as also major factors behind their reason for such support.
So clearly with the article your provided, it goes against what you have just said about how Islam encourages this and so on. Yet the article clearly provides strong support of other reasons playing a strong part.
There are numerous fatwas against terrorism.