Saturday, October 01, 2005

Forget or Forgive in Algeria?

"With an overwhelming ''yes" vote to a peace plan, Algeria officially turned the page on a brutal Islamic insurgency that brought horror to this North African nation and left an estimated 150,000 dead." By Elaine Ganley on Boston Globe.

The Moor next Door is questioning whether he should Forget or Forgive? It is a great blog.

It was interesting for me to know how Arab military regimes are similar. Nouri wrote at the end of his blog that the opposition in Algeria call for boycotting the referendum. That sounds very familiar to me as an Egyptian. ...Same position for Egyptian opposition. The brutality of the Arab regimes built this distrust problem over half a century in most of the Middle East countries.

As the Egyptian regime likes to sell itself or the Islamists only infront of the world, read what Nouri wrote about the Algerian opposition... amazing..." In Algeria, nobody knows the opposition's opinion or even that they exist in some places because they never make their opinions known." Or they are not part of the regime package to be sold to the world in the first place. The regimes' control over media outlets buried different voices that are not part of the regime packages.

Image by Reuters


At 11:25 AM, Blogger KNL said...

Thank you for the plug! I think all of these dictators look for the same model of rule and they usually get the same results: they beat the opposition until they are so affraid to say anything that the only way they can make moves against the regime is to "boycott" votes and end up playing into the regime's hands!

At 11:29 AM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

We share the misry of oppression.

At 7:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 6:39 AM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...


I have the feeling that you are the same nice 18 year old girl who always likes my blog. Am I right?


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home