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The good news is that this sort of thing will backfire

Reader comment on item: Alwaleed Bin Talal Denies the First French Intifada

Submitted by Sully (United States), Dec 31, 2007 at 17:37

The Gulf states top dogs can buy temporary influence with companies and politicians but they're mentally incapable of understanding the populist masses in the West which will eventually rise up and destroy their influence.

Reared in cossetted dictatorships and surrounded by yes men, they're incapable of understanding that the media's oh so careful avoidance of naming the religion of the French rioters or the Arabic names of Western convert terrorists merely causes us out here to assume that all trouble whose perpetrators are unidentified by religion are probably Muslims.

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