The average member of the Muslim Brotherhood isn't a rabble-rouser, either -- he's a doctor, pharmacist, teacher or lawyer. He wears Western trousers and shirts, not the ankle-long dishdashah garment traditionally worn by Arab men. He's middle class -- and he's filled with rage. Rage over what he sees as the close cooperation between his government and the hopelessly corrupted West. Kept from pursuing his political aims, he is often a functionary amongst his contemporaries in Arab professional associations for doctors, engineers and attorneys.Der Speigel. Dancing with the Devil
“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Saturday, July 07, 2007
The Muslim Brotherhood
Posted by Anonymous at 7/07/2007 11:35:00 PM