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Last August, a mob of angry Egyptians ransacked the Israeli Embassy causing the ambassador to flee the country after Israeli forces accidentally killed six Egyptian border guards while repelling a deadly, cross-border attack by Islamist militants from Sinai. Last week, a crowd scaled the walls of the US Embassy in Cairo, ripping down the Stars and Stripes and replacing it with an Islamist flag in fury at a video produced in California ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed.
The US official reportedly told the Israelis: "What happened with the film is just a preview of what will happen in the case of an Israeli strike."
Al-Jazeera Opinion article
Islam is global in another sense. The film insulting the Prophet is only the latest in the litany of hurt and disrespect the West has inflicted on Islam. Muslims everywhere feel this hurt and react out of shared emotion. They are essentially making a collective demand on the West to respect their religion. This is not dissimilar from other global ethical demands like those associated with human rights and the environment - global issues about which people around the world feel deeply. The problem for the West is that it must organise its response to global problems and claims through the local politics of its nation-states. This is how Obama becomes hamstrung between his election campaign and the worldwide demands on US policy. Global Islam exposes this weakness, but it applies far more generally.
Originally posted by OLD HIPPY DUDE
Arab spring was last year , and you just figured this out ?
Originally posted by ClicheCalvicade
reply to post by Wonderer2012
First of all, it would unite the Arabs. However, they are already united through their religion.
Second of all, there are more than Arabs in the Middle-East. And they cannot all be united if you look at historical context. For instance, an Iranian-Arab unification is like superman hugging cryptonite.
Third of all, you omitted the Kurdish people of these countries. They've already stated loud and clear that if America or Israel would attack Iran they would NOT stand with the Islamic regime. Just as the Kurdish did not stand with Saddam or Assad(both dictators) they will not stand with Ahmadinejad. This in essence means, that as soon as an attack on Iran is on the way, Iran has already lost most of it's north-western and western mountain ranges, without a shot being fired.
You're mistaken if you think the majority of Middle Easterners would fight for a religion that has barbarically oppressed the majority of its people. The majority of people in the Middle-East are just waiting for freedom. Waiting to ditch the yolk of Islam.