Little Muslim support for Bin Laden's group, says poll

Muslim majorities in an arc of five countries from Egypt to Pakistan have little good to say about al-Qaeda one year after American commandos killed the Muslim terror group's leader, a poll shows.

Most of the views expressed by Muslims in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Pakistan were overwhelmingly negative in the poll conducted as part of the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project, released on Monday.

The organisation cautioned that findings in Pakistan, where US Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011, did not include responses from areas holding 18 per cent of the population; the districts were too dangerous for pollsters to operate.

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