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The Hamas Electoral Victory: Democracy's bitter fruit

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Submitted by Menahem Dunsky (Canada), Jan 27, 2006 at 13:20

Dear Mr. Pipes,

I am sorry to have to disagree with several points in your column:
Germany and Japan were totally different cases in that the occupying powers imposed democracy from above.
Contrary to your opnion, Russia is still far from being a democracy.
Nor do I agree when you exempt Iran from your statement that "Muslims across the region are drawn to the Islamist program with its slogan that 'Islam is the only solution'". Iran is the prime example of this alleged "solution".

As for your reccomendations and conlusion, I couldn't agree with you more.

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