Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Eerie Silence

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Eerie Silence

By Hatem Abunimeh
In this day and age, the entire problem with the Muslim and Arab world be that the Liberals or the conservatives amongst them is their continued silence in the face of all sorts of hypocrisies that are taking place before their very own eyes on a day by day basis.. Most ordinary Arab citizens do not speak out against their own governments, or against terrorists like Ben Laden Zawahiri, and Zarqawi. Modern history taught them that they have neither the right nor the ability to to change the status quo. The Arab citizenry has been collectively numbed into a sad state of affairs. They have inherently turned into helpless, powerless spectators. The liberals are trying to introduce new improved formula to offset the ingrained radicalism but it isn''t working, Ben Laden and company are still finding many sympathizers and many others willing to lend a docile ear for their poppycock. In sum, the Arab and Muslim world is still about a hundred years behind modernity.

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