Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, May 7, 2006.
And I sincerely hope it's a correct analysis. I would like to think that bin Laden's fundamentalist view of Islam is being overrun by a more enlightened view, one that looks to improving the temporal lot of the average person. Moderate and liberal voices in Islam need to be supported in their opposition to the fundamentalist Islamists of bin Laden's ilk.
Islamists of bin Laden's ilk will ALWAYS come out on top when fighting intellectuals and liberals simply because the former places no bounds on the use of force while the latter in most cases think they can win with thought and word.
Morocco is a good example of where a liberal regime in an Islamic country is defeating radical Islamists. The King of Morocco has stopped the Islamists in their tracks by denying them the chance to spread the doctrine of hate. The King is a moderate who has ensured progressive social policies has stopped the Islamists in their tracks. So it can be done.
They try, but the religion gets ahead of them, time and time again. http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/05/07/a_clear_message_on_iraq/
There are others, but I'm going out and haven't time to read throught them all.
And he is enforcing this law how? (Emphasis on enforcing)
I didn't mention the King enforcing a particular law. He's not relying on strong-arm tactics which would prove to be self-defeating in the end. He has used social policy to ensure that the conditions which foment radical Islam are not present. Prevention is always better than cure.
Blackmail? How? instead of denigrating his efforts there should instead be support for what he's doing. That they reckon that Iraq is a foreign policy disaster is neither her not there, it is, but it has to be resolved. This is about more than Iraq though and the King is making progress in halting the spread of radical Islam.
So the government of Iraq using social policies is going to stop the Sunni, Shia, Ba'ath, and/or Kurds, not to mention those pouring in from Syrai and Iran from fomenting hate and discontent?
I don't think so, Tim.
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