Arab world, Iraq and al-Qaeda | Unfamiliar questions in the Arab air | Economist.com

Friday, November 25, 2005
Arab world, Iraq and al-Qaeda | Unfamiliar questions in the Arab air | Economist.com

3 comments:

David Thomson said...

This jihad stuff gets old after awhile. Much of the Arab world wants to live the good life. Terrorism gets in the way of achieving that goal. It damages the local economy. People are left jobless and wondering how to feed their family. Not all Muslims perceive themselves as total victims of American imperialism. Many even wish to emigrate to the nation of the Great Satan.

It’s one thing to mau-mau with the the flak catchers---but don’t mess with the money! The upwardly mobile Arab male has car payments to make and clothes to buy. Suicide vests are apparently not popular with the job interviewers.

ex-democrat said...

Interesting observation that "the rising tide of American domestic opposition to the war has begun to reassure deeply sceptical Arabs that the superpower may not, after all, be keen to linger on Arab soil for ever."

terrye said...

It could be that the Arabs are figuring out we really do not want to have to be there anymore than they want us to be there.

So, if they just back off the jihad stuff maybe we will go away. At least go away enough that they don't feel occupied.