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  •  I'd heard an analysis a few years back which (1+ / 0-)
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    suggested the anti-Islamic party crackdown in Egypt pushed their former hardliners out to Afghanistan, Somalia, and SA and that's where they formed splinter-groups which coalesced into AQ.

    This is what happens when anti-clericism tries to be established in that part of the middle-east.

    •  To an extent... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...this is true.  But it also is important to note that when anti-clericism is driven by authoritarian rule, it will not be accepted by many.

      Offering a choice between religious extremists or authoritarian dictatorships is no small part of what got us all in this mess.  It is also wrapped up in class pressures and failed economies, but that becomes almost a diary hijacking to delve too deeply into that.

      The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

      by Jay Elias on Wed Apr 25, 2007 at 04:05:41 PM PDT

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