Friday, December 28, 2007

Where do Middle Eastern leaders stand on the assassination of Benazir Bhutto?

I started noticing it yesterday. When news of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto begin spreading through out the world we heard immediately from the leaders of Europe and Asia but the Middle East was silent. I have gone searching for news again today and the only Muslim country I have found that has come out and condemned the killing is Afghanistan.

From the AP just a little while ago.
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, who met Bhutto earlier on Thursday in Islamabad, said he was "deeply pained" by the assassination of "this brave sister of ours, a brave daughter of the Muslim world."
From AFP we have this pointing to the most populace Muslim country Indonesia, which is also on the Indian sub-continent.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, called Bhutto's murder "a severe blow to Pakistan's democratic process" and expressed his hope that "the law be upheld and democracy be respected in Pakistan."
Folks sometimes you can learn as much about somebody by what they don't say as you can what they do say. So where are the Middle Eastern countries in their condemnation of this killing? Where is Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia and even Iraq?

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