As our nation heads toward liberty, however, we disagree with the claims that the only options in Egypt are a purely secular, liberal democracy or an authoritarian theocracy. Secular liberal democracy of the American and European variety, with its firm rejection of religion in public life, is not the exclusive model for a legitimate democracy.
In Egypt, religion continues to be an important part of our culture and heritage. Moving forward, we envision the establishment of a democratic, civil state that draws on universal measures of freedom and justice, which are central Islamic values. We embrace democracy not as a foreign concept that must be reconciled with tradition, but as a set of principles and objectives that are inherently compatible with and reinforce Islamic tenets.
BP wrote:lol at being president. I will enhance worldly relations mostly by increasing the export of falafel and related products by 1000%.
Egypt and Tunisia still have a bit of a way to go before everything goes well for them. For now though, it looks like Libya's situation is really depressing with Ghaddafi's descent into madness (well, he was pretty crazy before that happened, now it's just got worse).
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