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And if the ultra radicals gained power

Reader comment on item: Support the lesser evil [in Saudi Arabia]

Submitted by Matt Kennel (United States), May 31, 2004 at 01:57

in Arabia, what would happen?

Would their lifetime be fairly long (as in Iran) or brief, as Afghanistan?

Certainly such a revolution would induce the West to embargo its export of Wahhabism, freedom of speech be damned.

The living conditions imposed by the noveaux-Taliban might be so harsh that an authentic popular reaction against it and perhaps to actually a more liberal Islam might happen.

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