Saturday, January 13, 2007

Arabs vs Israel

Felix submits this item by Farrukh Saleem which appeared in The News, Pakistan, January 9, 2007. Felix comments: "This is the essence of what ails the Arab Middle East – not the Israeli/Palestinian issue which of course also needs settling but cannot move forward with the likes of Hamas".

Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb: "If God were to humiliate a human being He would deny him knowledge"The League of Arab States has 22 members. Of the 22, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman are 'traditional monarchies'. Of the 22, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Tunisia, Algeria and Somalia are 'Authoritarian Regimes' (Source: Of the 22, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Morocco and Somalia are among the 'world's most repressive regimes' (Source: A special report to the 59th session of the UN Commission on Human Rights). Of the 330 million Muslim men, women and children living under Arab rulers a mere 486,530 live in a democracy (0.15 per cent of the total).


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