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Role of Al qaida in arab revolt

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Submitted by Sankar (France), Feb 25, 2011 at 10:48

Dear Mr. Pipes,

1. What do you think is the role of Al Qaida in the arab revolts ? Have they created it or have they taken credit for toppling totalitarian regimes across the arab world ?

2. The newer regimes that will be established eventually in all probabilities will be anti israel, anti-jew, anti semitic. Now are we going to have in future a bunch of democratic anti-semitic states instead of totalitarian anti-semitic states of today?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I am more optimistic than you. Despite Qaddafi's accusations, Al-Qaeda is not a player in the new Arab revolt. I am hopeful that the regimes will not turn out as you describe them.

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