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Democracy in the Muslim World

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Submitted by Ilbert Phillips (United States), Apr 5, 2011 at 00:24

Western librals assume that when the masses in the Muslim world seek "power to the people," they want a Western democracy. That is not close to the case. While we have to take each revolution one at a time, I am certain that a change in power in Syria does not mean peace in the Middle Peace. It simply means a change in power and Israel will be no safer with Sunni Moslems in charge of Syria, for example.

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