Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Iraqis had enough?

Are terrorists losing their ability to strike fear in normal Iraqis? We noted before, the rise in self-confidence. Unfortunately, few reports reveal the Iraqi viewpoint on the Islamic threat. It is worth remembering that in the late 1950s Iraq had 1 million communists (if I remember the number correctly). Communism is not exactly a religion-friendly ideology. Thus, the ability of Iraqis to dispense with Islam is not unprecedented.

Devout jihadists attack innocent civilians for as slight infraction as having a Western-style haircut. This is not exactly a heart-winning strategy. In the West Bank and Lebanon, Islamists usually bribe the populace with welfare measures. Even that hasn’t completely stopped the Lebanese from wanting their freedom.


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