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Only solution rule of law, minority and women rights and West to sober up

Reader comment on item: Zionism's Bleak Present

Submitted by Mohamed Eljahmi (United States), Oct 12, 2007 at 14:56

I agree that Arabs are growing more radical. The existence of a strong Israel is important to the creation of a modern Middle East.

Why Arabs are growing more radical?

All Arab regimes are built on Salafism and advocate Islamism that overlaps Arabism.

Decades of diplomatic engagement by the West has failed, because it lacked consistency and the demand for genuine change on the ground, "This is Arabia a little is good enough".

How did the Jihadis evolve? They are the product of decades of hate campaign and a primitive education system created by Pan-Arabists. Ideas that come from abroad are rejected as "wickedness of the infidels" but the primitive values of Salafism are embraced. In the Arab world, "foreign powers are merely fit for Inter-Arab conflict" and such alliances are usually short lived, the Egyptian saying "like blood crave each other" proves my point.

What is the solution?

A lasting solution involves rule of law, respect for women and minority rights and legitimate political leaders who evolve in a transparent environment, who are fit to celebrate diversity and reject stupidity and ignorance. The West should be clear, any Arab regime that refuses to comply with change risks political and economic isolation.

The West and Israelis understand the root of the problem but they continue providing legitimacy to dictators like Qadhafi, Mubarak and Assad. It saddens me but Western and Israeli politicians reap what they sow.


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