February 21, 2008

NO ONE VOTES THEIR SOCIETY BACK INTO CAVES:

Islam at the Ballot Box (AMIR TAHERI, February 21, 2008, Wall Street Journal)

The Islamist defeat in Pakistani confirms a trend that's been under way for years. Conventional wisdom had it that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the lack of progress in the Israel-Palestine conflict, would provide radical Islamists with a springboard from which to seize power through elections.

Analysts in the West used that prospect to argue against the Bush Doctrine of spreading democracy in the Middle East. These analysts argued that Muslims were not ready for democracy, and that elections would only translate into victory for hard-line Islamists.

The facts tell a different story. So far, no Islamist party has managed to win a majority of the popular vote in any of the Muslim countries where reasonably clean elections are held. If anything, the Islamist share of the vote has been declining across the board.


Meet the weak horse.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 21, 2008 4:00 PM
Comments

Excellent summation. But the Islamits are not equine; they are more rapine or porcine, as it were.

Posted by: jim hamlen at February 22, 2008 12:39 AM

Spare ribs, baby backs, smoked BBQ pork butt...

Please don't associate that kind of people with the noble pig...

Posted by: Bartman at February 22, 2008 6:44 PM
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