Sunday, April 24, 2011

Arab Democratic aspirations ...

As reflected in one Arab blogger's writing:

"As a matter of fact, this is in essence what this whole Arab spring is all about, getting rid of the American and Zionist puppets in the Arab world.

After this Arab spring is over, Israel will be in for some real trouble.
You will definitely be needing a new Exodus out of this."


Update: (H/T: Martin Kramer's Sandbox)

"Pew poll from Egypt: "By a 54%-to-36% margin, Egyptians want the peace treaty with Israel annulled." But note: "Attitudes differ by education: 59% of those with a primary education or less favor annulling the treaty, while only 40% of those with a college education or more feel the same way." Interpretation: a dumb idea, most popular with the ignorant, now in play thanks to "democracy."

The Iconoclast comments (in italics) on this data:

"Despite the decades of peace and limited trade between the two countries, most Egyptian view the Israelis poorly, largely because of perceptions that they mistreat the Palestinians.

No, most Egyptians view the Jews of Israel poorly because of the Islamic view of Jews and Judaism, as laid out by Mohammad in the Qur'an and the ahadith. The "apes and pigs" line predates the Camp David accords by over a millenium."

based on my own experience in trying to engage with Arab bloggers in a civil manner, and in reading the available editorials in the English-written Arab press, I tend to agree with the assessment. Contempt for Jews seems to be almost second-nature in these authors. They are incapable of writing about Israel in anyway even remotely neutral or even merely factual.


At 9:29 AM EDT, Blogger Ros said...

What on earth did he get his doctorate for?

And from where?

He appears to have a few problems, but then so do too many of his countrymen.

Whereas people in the west, as a group, want to live in peace with his neighbours, the majority of people in the ME actually appear to yearn to be at war with their's.

I have a feeling that they see us as something of an hors d'oeuvres before they start on the rest of their Arab brothers.


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