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To: zonder who wrote (70926)10/26/2003 1:05:07 PM
From: Lazarus_Long  Read Replies (2) | Respond to of 70976
You mean like this?
Message 19430432

As I said, I've been to Tunisia and Saudi. I'd rather be shot than a Saudi woman.

If this is such an abberation, why is it that so many other other ME nations seem to want to turn into Islamic theocracies?
Remember ALgeria? An Islamic fundamentalist gov't elected and the military intervenes to prevent it from taking power? Afghanistan? (Yeah, I know it's not ME; it is Muslim.) Egypt has a running, nonstop war with Islamic fundamentalists. Turkey is threatened. One of the dangers with Iraq is that if the US pulls out, an "Islamic democracy" is exactly what we will get. Iran?

Gee, there sure seem to be a lot of countries there that want to turn into repressive, female-abusing theocracies.

Know something? In spite of all the **** you throw at the US, it remains a democracy and one that treats its female half well. And I like that way. I'll take a wife, not a slave.