Sunday, August 27, 2006

Arab Introspection

Fire of Liberty

The Toronto Sun's columnist Salim Mansur has a wonderful column which notes that even though the "Arab Street" goes bonkers when Israel and the United States accidentally kill various Arabs in the pursuit of terrorists, they tend to shy away and fail to voice their opposition at the various regimes and people of the Arab/Muslim world kill their own people. If the Arab/Muslim world can move away from the victim mentality that the various terror regimes use to divert their citizens anger away from them, then the greater Middle East could become a more peaceful and prosperous region.

*For a further reading on the mentality in the Arab/Muslim world you should pick up a copy of Kanan Makiya's wonderful book Cruelty and Silence: War, Tyranny, Uprising, and the Arab World.

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