November 24, 2005

Pure malarky...

I've noticed Juan Cole's interpretation of the Cairo conference being quoted here and there...

...The other surprise of the Cairo conference is that the negotiators accepted the right for Iraqi groups to mount an armed resistance against the foreign troops. The participants were careful to condemn universally the killing of innocent non-combatants. They decried "takfir" or declaring a Muslim to be an unbeliever...[my emphasis]

In fact this is just Cole's Third-Worldist anti-American fantasy. Tony Badran has the real story...

(Thanks to Dan Darling)

Posted by John Weidner at November 24, 2005 9:14 AM
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