Democracy in Arab countries

Given the substantial stress placed on “justice” in Islam, I reckon that if democracy is to establish roots in Arab countries, it will have to be linked to the concept of justice more than to the confusing ideology of freedom.

“Open secrets: Discussable but not publishable,” in “An Invitation to Laughter: A Lebanese Anthropologist in the Arab World,” by Fuad Khuri, 2007

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