” Several experts on the Middle East concur that the Middle East cannot be democratized. “


” According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background. “


” But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled. “


” However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone. “


” The purpose cannot be creating self-styled democracies, but rather encouraging steps that are conducive to establishing democratic rule at universal standards. Obviously, this would be a formidable journey. “


” Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism. “



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Several experts on the Middle East concur that the Middle East cannot be democratized.
According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.


But foremost, I do not subscribe to the view that Islamic culture and democracy cannot be reconciled.
However, democracy cannot be defined as the existence of parliaments and elections alone.
The purpose cannot be creating self-styled democracies, but rather encouraging steps that are conducive to establishing democratic rule at universal standards. Obviously, this would be a formidable journey.
Even in the Western world, one cannot argue that the ideal has been achieved given the existence of issues like the integration, participation and representation of Muslim citizens, and occasional but lingering anti-Semitism.
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