Friday, January 27, 2006

Palestinian Elections

Stefan Karlsson has a good analysis of the Palestinian Election:

The neocons have long claimed that the best way to fight Islamic fundamentalists is to do away with the dictatorships of the Arab world and impose democracy. The problem however is that public sentiment in most Arab countries were always even more anti-Israel, anti-American and pro-Islamist than the authoritarian regimes that ruled them.

For the anti-Zionists, the Palestinian cause have often been marketed as "freedom struggle". Yet how credible is that with Islamic fundamentalists aspiring to impose sharia-laws now leading that struggle? Just how well do the leftists think their pet causes of feminism (Although the Islamists and leftists agree on opposition to women being sexy in public, they are very different apart from that) and "gay rights" are going to do in a Islamic theocracy?