With Prime Minister Ariel Sharon clinging to life after a severe stroke, many people have expressed sadness while others have expressed something else entirely. Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hopes Sharon perishes, while Pat Robertson said Sharon’s illness is punishment from God for dividing the Holy Land. By far the most colorful comments came from Abu Abir, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees, an umbrella group of Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists when he said, "I am ready with my candies and my rockets and praying to Allah that Sharon dies. We have prepared a celebratory barrage of rockets ready to fire into Israel on the occasion of the death of our enemy."
Now I understand why Arabs wouldn’t care for Sharon too much or all of Israel for that matter, but this is just off the wall. Do these people actually think their situations or their country’s will improve with his death? Sure he was their enemy, but come on. When Bin Laden dies, you won’t see me dancing in the streets or celebrating his death. I’ll just be wondering who the next one will be and go on with my life as most others.
What do you think? Is this an Arab thing or have we all been guilty of this at some time?