09 April, 2006

Hamas and the belly-dancing lobby

TigerHawk has the story from his number one favourite source, Haitham Sabbah.

Haitham figures that a crackdown on Russian belly dancers in Palestine will alienate secular Palestinian voters who voted for Hamas only out of disenchantment with the alternative.

But note that US and EU moves to intimidate Hamas into changing its policies only increases its support even from its natural domestic opponents.

The idiomatic English expression for that is "driving strange bedfellows together." Is that a good idea in this case? I don't think so.

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