April 11, 2007

Arab street warms to showman Ahmadinejad

Everybody loves a parade, a circus, and hate speech especially when it the hate speech is directed towards Jews and Americans. From Arab Street Warms to Showman Ahmadinejad:

Abdullah Alshayji, a professor of international relations at Kuwait University, says the Iranian leader strikes a balance that resonates in the Arab world: candid and outspoken in his criticism of the West and Israel, while appearing as a humble man of the people. "What we see is Iran gaining the hearts and minds by standing up to the major powers, so it is likely the masses in the Arab street, or maybe the Muslim street, look at Iran as the only country that can play head to head with these powers," Alshayji says.