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News Analysis: A partition in Muslim world on Iraq attacks

The recent spate of attacks on Muslim diplomats in Iraq was likely to produce highly mixed responses among Muslim countries, analysts here said Wednesday. While Muslim regimes have generally supported U.S. policy in Iraq, public opinion remained deeply opposed to the war and could be expected to produce muffled voices of condemnation at best, they said. According to Talat Masood, a retired general and a military and political analyst based in Islamabad, “Most of the Muslim countries have regimes that are not popular.” While governments would be “disturbed by these acts of violence against their envoys…I would not be so sure if popular sentiment is very much against these acts of violence.” Full Story

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