Sunday, April 24, 2005

Emmanuel Goldstein Al-Zarqawi

I haven't read 1984, but from what I have heard, Emmanuel Goldstein was the name of a person whom Big Brother used as a bogeyman. He was the bad guy that Big Brother had to unleash the people's rage on.

I wonder at times whether that is what Al Zarqawi is. See here and here.

In any case, that thought occurs to me with this line from an article by Cliff May:

"Abu Musab Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, also has condemned democratic institutions as 'un-Islamic.' 'We have declared a bitter war against the principle of democracy and all those who seek to enact it,' Zarqawi said..."

I'll leave commenting on Mr. May's article in general to Clark Stooksbury.

That is all.

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