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responses, noteworthy or otherwise:
summarizes the responses
of the Muslim world:
All the Muslim governments condemned the bombings of London, including Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, along with Iran, as well as Turkey, and even Hamas and Hizbullah. Hamas has long foresworn violence against American and European targets, and has been holding talks with the UK, for which it has been condemned by the al-Qaeda-linked groups. Note that only at ArabicNews.com and the Chinese sites will the unadorned truth of these Arab and Muslim condemnations be reported in detail. The Financial Times mentioned it but then discussed a few negative individual responses in chat rooms, as though the Egyptian foreign minister was only as important as some guy in an internet cafe. All the Muslim governments are as vulnerable as London, and most of the Arab and Muslim capitals have been bombed by radical fundamentalists-- Cairo, Damascus, Baghdad, Riyadh, Tehran, Jakarta, etc. Sometimes it has been the country's second city, as with Casablanca or Istanbul.
From FOX we get navel-gazing, virging on the nigh-celebratory, with one bonus sociopathic market response. One prefers boilerplate.
[update: via jim, burn? My favorite, "Will I now be eating my words? Well, liberals, letís see if these four words give you a clue: everything, eleventh, September, changed. Give up? Thatís what youíre best at."]
The leading conservative analysis: Hannity blames liberals and the ACLU and
Scarborough blames liberals and the ACLU for diverting
attention away from terrorism, to, well, terrorism.
And Josh Marshall writes:
The real threat is painfully low-tech but yet highly-lethal acts of terror committed -- in most cases -- in the great metropoles of the West.
"in most cases"?
[MIPT Terrorism Knowledgebase, All Groups, All Regions]
:: posted by buermann @ 2005-07-08 18:01:39 CST |