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  1. wellokaythen says:

    I hadn’t thought about Mideast issues this way, but I definitely think you’re onto something here. What people in the outside world may see as a “Muslim” protest may be protests or rebellions about other things expressed in the only available outlet. It’s also important to bear in mind that in many parts of the Muslim world there are high percentages of the population who are very young. The average age of people in the Middle East, for example, tends to be lower, on average, than in the West. A much bigger percentage of men there are young and unemployed and restless than among Western men.

  2. I’m just not sure how this piece actually “explains” anything. At the end of the day, even if the point of the protests is simply that there is a lack of outlets for negative emotions, the protests are still grossly misguided. Blaming the West for problems created by your own government is not going to bring about a solution.

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