The Self-Immolating Arab World

This is just astonishing. Except that it's not, when you think about the frustration so many Arabs feel about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank the miseries inflicted on them by their leaders:

In Algeria, four men have set themselves on fire in the last week, and one man in Egypt and another in Mauritania tried to do so on Monday.

They appear to be evidence of how deeply the ouster of Tunisia's autocratic president has captivated nearby countries, where citizens have limited opportunities for free expression or political participation