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Unfortunately there is a long history of what might be called "Arab exceptionalism" within some branches of Islam. This feeds into all the other historical issues you have noted.

Yes. Some animals are more equal than others in that department, although only some 40 percent of muslims are Arabs.

There has been a shameless paucity of condemnation from the Arab countries, both on regime and street level. After all, what is being done here to their fellow muslims is worse than anything the Israelis have ever done to Palestinians, including 1948. The Arab League is going to hold its summit in Khartoum this March.

And Sub-Sahara Africa, with the partial exception of Nigeria, has also failed abysmally. The AU is meeting in Khartoum even as we speak, isn't that incredible?

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by Sirocco (sirocco2005ATgmail.com) on Thu Jan 26th, 2006 at 06:22:42 PM EST
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