69 million page views

Can't We All Just Get Along

Reader comment on item: Do Radical Islamists Run the Middle East?

Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Sep 19, 2006 at 20:58

What we are seeing today and for most of recent history is the 80/10/10 Geopolitical Syndrome where 80% of a population sit on the fence and just want to be left alone; 10% is tenaciously on one side of the geopolitic; and the other 10% is fervently on the other side. Whichever 10% dominates the polical scene intimidates the 80% and determines the course of government. Currently, the Islamic radicals/extremists dominate and so we have riots and terror. When the Islamic moderates dominate then Islam will have reached it's golden era much as the Christian Church did during the Rennaisance.

Meanwhile, when Iran finally produces nuclear weapons, I don't know about you, but I see a resurrection of an old cottage industry----the nuclear bomb shelter business.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)