THIS COMPARISON IS A MAJOR REASON WHY I FEEL THAT THE JIHADISTS WILL ULTIMATELY HIJACK THE REBELLION SWEEPING THROUGH THE ARAB WORLD:
1 - CNN:
A sea of Egyptians from all walks of life packed every meter in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday for a "Day of Victory," a rally to celebrate the one-week anniversary of the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
In what was a symbol of the dramatic change taking hold across the society, a Muslim cleric banned from speaking publicly during the Mubarak years, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, delivered the Friday sermon. The throng in Tahrir Square was estimated at hundreds of thousands, and his public appearance was broadcast on state television.
2 - AFP:
Hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated Saturday for a secular state following the murder of a Polish priest, verbal attacks on Jews and an attempt by Islamists to set fire to a brothel.
Rallied by a call on social network Facebook, they gathered in the main Avenue Bourguiba in Tunis waving placards reading, "Secularism = Freedom and Tolerance" and "Stop Extremist Acts".
"We've called this demonstration to show that Tunisia is a tolerant country which rejects fanaticism and to strengthen secularism in practice and in law," blogger Sofiane Chourabi, 29, said.
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FOR SHARIA. AND ATTACKING ISRAEL.
MERE HUNDREDS FOR SECULAR PLURALISTIC DEMOCRACY.
THE DISPARITY IS BECAUSE THE ENTIRE REGION IS FAR MORE ISLAMIC THAN IT IS EDUCATED OR MODERN.
AND THIS IS WHY I FEEL THAT A MAJOR WAR IN THE REGION - LIKE WE'VE NEVER SEEN - IS ON THE HORIZON.
A MAJOR WAR LIKE NONE SEEN ANYWHERE IN SEVERAL DECADES...