Demonstrations Against Iraq War Absent in Mideast

(Chicago Tribune) - Protests against a possible war on Iraq have been noticeably absent in the Middle East, even on the university campuses that often serve as birthplaces of protests in the Arab world. While expressing surprise at the silence, students and professors point to a mix of apathy and governmental pressure. The feeling, some say, is that while the Palestinians deserve a show of solidarity, President Saddam Hussein's Iraq does not.

2002-10-28 00:00:00

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