…”Even if (the head of the junta) linked by blood and membership of the same tribal group, the Moslem faith disqualifies him from leading the Moslem nation because he is comparable to an infidel,” the letter said.
…”Those who applaud the new government and those who are against it must stop and turn to the strict application of Sharia.”…The military junta overthrew Mauritania’s first democratically elected president Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi in a bloodless coup on August 6. Two days later, the African Union suspended Mauritania from the bloc saying the country must return to constitutional government. >>>>>
This is a clear example where Westerners can put their democracy where their mouths are…no matter what your opinion of Islam; if the people sought an Islamic government by a democratic vote, then the armchair champions should be against this current government as well. If not, then they just proved that this is about imperialism and lends to the notion that there is indeed a war against Islam and Muslims – which is might fine with them. No further attempts to rationalize the flag-waving ignorance would then be necessary. Your true colors are already showing — and they’re not red, white and blue.