Призрак бен Ладена

ЛОНДОН. Смерть Усамы бен Ладена в его пакистанском укрытии похожа на удаление опухоли из мусульманского мира. Но потребуется агрессивная послеоперационная терапия для предотвращения метастазирования оставшихся клеток Аль-Каиды посредством привлечения новых сторонников, полагающих, что насилие помогает достичь «очищения» и усиления ислама.

К счастью, смерть бен Ладена случилась как раз в тот момент, когда значительная часть исламского мира проходит болезненное лечение, требуемое для устранения фанатичного бренда бен Ладена. Лечение это называется «арабской весной», требующей усиления демократии (но не требующей, по крайней мере пока что, установления того типа исламского правления, которое стремилась навязать Аль-Каида).

Но сможет ли зарождающаяся демократия, которую строят в Египте и Тунисе, а также к которой стремятся в Бахрейне, Ливии, Сирии, Йемене и в других странах, избавиться от угроз, создаваемых исламскими экстремистами? В частности, способна ли она одолеть салафийско-ваххабитскую идеологию, длительное время подпитывавшую Усаму бен Ладена и его сторонников и остающуюся открыто признаваемой и защищаемой идеологией Саудовской Аравии?

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