Arab Majority May Not Stay Forever Silent - July 17, 2006 - The New York Sun

Thursday, July 20, 2006
Arab Majority May Not Stay Forever Silent - July 17, 2006 - The New York Sun: "Rarely have I seen such an uprising, indeed an intifada, against those little turbaned, bearded men across the Muslim landscape as the one that took place last week. The leader of Hezbollah, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, received a resounding 'no' to pulling 350 million Arabs into a war with Israel on his clerical coattails."

3 comments:

terrye said...

Could it be that they are getting sick of all this? I know I am and I don't live over there.

chuck said...

terrye,

There is also plenty of plain old religious bigotry. There are the (pre)urban legends that Shia have tails and other such nonsense. There is also the fear of growing Iranian power. While the Arab street, if there is such a thing, may be quiet this time around they may be so for all the wrong reasons. Which is to say their implicit support is welcome but don't count on it next time.

KNL said...

Check out my blog for an explaination of some of why some ARabs are tired of being backwards.

Nouri