Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sudanese Writer Warns Egyptians About The Danger Of Islamism

Every once in a while someone in the Arab/African Muslim world gets it right.  In a spot on interview on CBC TV (Egypt) on April 2, 2012 Al-Hajj Warraq, a Sudanese writer, discusses the inherent dangers of the rise of Islamism in Egypt, and how democracy

" about more than just the ballot box. Democracy is a culture engraved upon the cerebral box before it is the ballot box. One cannot talk about freedom in the absence of free minds. The tragedy of the Arab Spring is that when the tyrannical regimes fell, the fruits were reaped by movements that preach closed-mindedness, rather than free thinking. The outcome will be regimes that are worse than those that were toppled. The so-called Arab Spring countries are heading towards a hash winter. "
Transcript of snippets of his interview on MEMRI here.

People in Tunisia and elsewhere should also take note.

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