SOUNDS LIKE THEY REALLY DO HATE OUR FREEDOM REDUXCollounsbury's
Livejournal site is not accepting comments for some reason but he did have a link to Abu Aardvark on Arab reaction on al-Jazeerah to Zawahiri's latest anti-democracy rant.
The last group to mount so straightforward an attack on liberal democracy as a concept were the Nazis. The Stalinists, being more cautious than the National Socialists and wanting to encourage the willing suspension of disbelief by useful idiots in the West, appropriated
" democracy" as an Orwellian gloss for their form of totalitarianism. Democracy carries with it implications of political legitimacy that are now almost universally recognized and al Qaida is now very clearly its enemy. The " Zarqawization"
of al Qaida continues apace.
Zawahiri's put himself in an ideological corner that not even all Islamists are going to find defensible. Nice to see that the other side makes its own militantly stupid moves on occasion.