Friday, February 11, 2005

Elections, Carter and Zawahiri

A new Zawahiri tape is released and Jihadwatch has some details as well as a link to an AFP story

Zawahiri, like all jihadists and jihad theorists such as Sayyid Qutb and Syed Abul Ala Maududi, equates freedom with Sharia. While it's jarring to Western sensibilities to equate a legal system that mandates discrimination against women and non-Muslims with freedom, it's perfectly understandable from Zawahiri's perspective: Sharia, he believes, is the law of Allah, and thus takes precedence over all other legal structures.

Here's a newsflash of earth shaking proportion...Jimmy Carter, after 10 days decides that the Iraqi election was a good thing. This is a hoot. Outside the Beltway has more. Ed Morrissey makes a good point and dissects Carter and his actions further and compares this reaction to his reaction to the Palestinians election. Meanwhile JustinB a guest blogger over at Bill Roggios Fourth Rail has some thought on the Saudi election.