ridiculous. when was the last time the new york sun published something that made sense?
it's very true that arabs don't want to be ruled by religious fanatics, and that many are upset at hizbullah - very justifiably - for providing israel with a pretext for its next terrorist attack on the arab world. but arabs are generally appreciative of hizbullah and hamas for their resistance to the terrorism of israel and other foreign nations (don't read iran, as ibrahim suggests, but the US and turkey). and arabs generally despise the presidents, emirs and kings that ibrahim cites as representative.
check out the angry arab as a good source. i'm not saying he's representative, but way more arabs would agree with his writings than with youssef ibrahim's.http://angryarab.blogspot.com/
This issue and how it implicates the sentiments of the Arab world at large--not the riotous complaining of a few who can't stand inevitable human collateral damage in Lebanon--is very telling of the importance of this.
Read this article. These are Arabs responding to Arabs. The "silent Arab majority" says drop dead Hizbullah and Hamas. For the first time probably EVER the Arab world stands behind Israel.