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People Really Voted On Whether Or Not We Should Bomb Aladdin's Homeland

Thirty percent of Republican voters polled by Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling said they would support bombing Agrabah.

Not sure exactly where Agrabah is?

Well, that might be because it's the fictional home of Aladdin from the eponymous Disney movie. So, you know, it doesn't exist in real life.

But, 30 percent of Republican voters were still totally ready to bomb Agrabah. Meanwhile, 26 percent of Republican voters said they think the religion of Islam should be illegal in the United States.

Public Policy Polling said it also asked the same trolling question about Agrabah to Democratic voters, and 19 percent of them said they support bombing it.

This just goes to show how much violent paranoia the US has about the Middle East right now, paired with just how little people actually know about the region.

As a nation, the US is quick to think of anything or any place vaguely Arab-sounding as a problem needing to be solved with military power, even if nobody knows anything about what's really going on, where exactly things are going on or if the place or thing even exists.

Funny as the poll is, it's a good reminder to better educate ourselves about the world.

Citations: Voters Have Surprisingly Strong Feelings About Bombing Aladdin's Homeland of Agrabah (Mediaite), National Survey Results (Public Policy Polling)

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Alexandra Svokos

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Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos
Alexandra is the Senior News Editor at Elite Daily. She previously worked at HuffPost and has been published in Vox, Glamour, Refinery 29, Mic, Cosmopolitan and Quartz. Find her on Twitter / FB @asvokos and at tinyletter.com/asvokos

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