Monday, January 24, 2005

"There will be no turbans in the government"

Good news out of Iraq; the Shiite majority is determined to keep Islam in the background and form a secular government, despite scheming and agitation from Iran. From the New York Times:
"There will be no turbans in the government," said Adnan Ali, a senior leader of the Dawa Party, one of the largest Shiite parties. "Everyone agrees on that."
An Iranian-style medieval theocracy in Iraq would have further destabilized the middle east, perhaps causing the Kurds to seek full autonomy, and possibly plotting with the demented mullahs in Iran.