> **Not at all--but religion is a far more powerful force in all of
> these nations than it is here, and Islamic leaders can and have been
> toppled for religious reasons. There are lines they will not cross
> (or will die or lose power upon crossing). Egypt? Look what happened
> to Sadat for valuing international relations over religious
from Europe both the US and the middle east seem beset by fundamentalism -
in some places the bush election victory is seen as a christian coup.
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