Dean Esmay notes some encouraging sentiments from the Free Muslim Coalition.
These FMC guys deserve our wholehearted support. I am very moved by their words every time I run across them. They are exactly what the Muslim community needs to put terrorism behind them and promote freedom for Muslims everywhere.
You know, I bet CAIR gets way more money than FMC from the Saudis. That tells you something right there.
There's really no reason why Arabs need to keep living in dictatorial oppression, any more than Eastern Europeans had to. If free and democratic Iraqis can bring their economy up to $10,000 GDP per capita, I think the effect will be like W Germany on the Soviet Union: a concrete example of why freedom is better and a magnet for the best and brightest (remember, people liked W Germany so much better they had to start shooting people to keep them from moving there) except Iraq sits square in the middle of the oppressive states. How long before freedom- and prosperity-craving Iranians and Syrians and Saudis start flocking to New Iraq? I give it five or ten years before the dichotomy becomes as obvious as the Iron Curtain, and another five or ten before regimes start to fall by popular democratic revolt.