The fact that the Arab world is awash with dictators has long been a key piece of evidence used to whip up anti-Muslim sentiment in the West.
Surely all those dictators are proof that Arabs don't love democracy the way we Westerners do, that they are culturally, religiously and perhaps congenitally attracted to tyrannical strongmen as leaders.
This widely held view will be difficult to sustain here now that wall-to-wall TV coverage of the Egyptian (and Tunisian) uprisings has exposed the truth: Arabs don't like tyrants any more than we do.
In the first of a series of interviews with Egyptian pro-democracy activists, Nadia, a Cairo resident and mother of two, gives a firsthand account of living under Mubarak's regime.
Well it seems from the CBC National tonight that the only part leaders calling for the presedent of Egypt to step down are the Bloc and the Greens.
Of course I expect the Conservative and Liberals not to , but what about the NDP?
I thought the NDP was working class party?