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Submitted by steveN (United States), May 21, 2012 at 23:05

With the increase of Islamists in parliaments and governments in the Middle East, resulting from the so called 'Arab Spring', we can probably expect an incremental increase in poll numbers. The question will be whether that reflects a true picture, that having Islamists in power increases the numbers of Islamists, or if ti will simply be inflated due to people's fears or recrimination.

We in the west all believe that there will be a backlash, a reaction to the stringency measures and social limitations that will be placed on these societies, but it is only because we are westerners. Perhaps it will mean nothing to them, If that is the case, then the test will be later on when the lack of compatibility of Islamism with economic growth comes to bear. Even then, I remain cynically pessimistic.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
Islamists governments influence [137 words]steveNMay 21, 2012 23:05195780
Islam is fear created by uncounted unseen jihadis willing to commit violence in the name of Islam [136 words]Bob SmithNov 22, 2011 02:47191099
an inquiry [16 words]
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Nazareth [70 words]Pointing out errorsOct 19, 2008 22:26140485
Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West [395 words]Theresa FlemingOct 9, 2008 13:28139833
So whats the issue !! [171 words]Waqar AkbarOct 9, 2008 02:10139809
It matters how muslims govern themselves [167 words]Kurt BaskingMar 2, 2010 04:01139809
comment [32 words]mehekJun 4, 2008 07:06131067
1How many is too many? [6 words]Straight_Talk_LuigiMay 20, 2008 18:12129341
Esposito needs to be exposed [86 words]G.VishvasMay 10, 2008 10:07128293
We are in the Middle of WW3 ! [469 words]Michael BurdDec 28, 2006 04:5870856

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