A poll has found that almost one third of Republican primary voters advocate the bombing of a place called Agrabah — the fictional land that Disney cites as the home of its cartoon hero Aladdin.
According to Public Policy Polling, a survey of 532 Republican primary voters found 30% said the US should bomb Agrabah, while just 13% opposed the idea. Fifty seven percent of Republican-affiliated respondents said they were unsure if the US should wreak havoc on the Disney kingdom’s presumed capital.
Among respondents affiliated with the Democratic party, 19% favored a US bombardment of the imaginary city, while 36% were opposed.
“Would you support or oppose bombing Agrabah?” the questioned asked.
Republicans who support carpet bombing also support bombing magic carpets
In a paragraph on attitudes among Donald Trump’s self-declared intended voters, the pollsters noted: “41% of his voters think Japanese internment was a good thing, to 37% who don’t. And 41% of his supporters would favor bombing Agrabah to only 9% who are opposed to doing that. Agrabah is the country from Aladdin. Overall 30% of Republican primary voters say they support bombing it to 13% who are opposed. We asked the same question of Democrats, and 36% of them opposed bombing Agrabah to 19% in support. ‘It’s a whole new world,’ said Dean Debnam, President of Public Policy Polling. ‘Republicans who support carpet bombing also support bombing magic carpets.'”
The poll also found that 26% of Republican respondents believe Islam should be outlawed in the United States, and about the same amount expressed support for the internment of Japanese civilians during World War II.
Thirty six percent of Republican voters who took part in the poll said they believe thousands of Arabs in New Jersey cheered when the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, and 46% said Muslims should be registered in a national database, as proposed by Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
Just above half of Republican voters who took part in the poll said all Muslims should be banned from entering the US.