Tuesday, February 22, 2005

More Public Protest in the Arab World

NewKerala.com, out of India, has an interesting article datelined Cairo. Link.
About 500 protesters gathered outside Cairo University Monday to urge Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to abstain from seeking a fifth term.

The protest was organized by the Egyptian Movement for Change, which warned Mubarak against grooming his son, Jamal, "to inherit him."

The protesters shouted anti-Mubarak slogans and called for amending the constitution to allow the election of the president by universal suffrage instead of a referendum on a single candidate approved by Parliament.

Coming on top of the much larger protest in Beirut, Lebanon, this is one more bit of proof that the "Bush Doctrine" is fundamentally transforming the Muslim World in general and the Arab World in particular. These moves are very optimistic for peace in the world over the long term.


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