Friday, March 25, 2005

American fundamentalists

from Informed Comment
The cynical use by the US Republican Party of the Terri Schiavo case repeats, whether deliberately or accidentally, the tactics of Muslim fundamentalists and theocrats in places like Egypt and Pakistan. These tactics involve a disturbing tendency to make private, intimate decisions matters of public interest and then to bring the courts and the legislature to bear on them. President George W. Bush and Republican congressional leaders like Tom Delay have taken us one step closer to theocracy on the Muslim Brotherhood model.

1 comment:

Sheryl said...

Mom was telling me she saw some poll in the NY Times or the Washington Post (can't remember which), where they discovered that 80 someodd percent of the respondants and 60 someoff percent of evangelicals said it was wrong of Congress to intervene. So even the right wing must be disturbed by this latest ploy.