Does the election of Hamas in the Palestinian territories mean that democracy is not compatable with Arab culture?
I am not sure of the answer to this question. But just as the Lebanese are paying the price of having Parliament members who are also Hezbellah terrorists perhaps it is necessary for the people of the region to learn the difference between a terrorist organization and a political party. Perhaps they need to see the true price of letting the devil in when he knocks.
The truth is the people need to understand that organizations like Hamas and Hezbellah will never bring them anything but suffering. They must choose responsible government or terror. And then they must live with the choice. That is how it works. Democracy is not a gift, it is a responsibility.