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Jordanian Businessman Senator Talal Abu-Gazaleh: The Arab Spring Was the Region's "Dark Ages"; Predicts "Arab Renaissance" from 2020

February 04, 2018

Jordanian Businessman Senator Talal Abu-Gazaleh: The Arab Spring Was the Region's "Dark Ages"; Predicts "Arab Renaissance" from 2020

Duration:
02:09
Source:
BBC Arabic (The UK)
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Jordanian Senator Talal Abu-Gazaleh said, in a BBC Arabic TV interview, that the Arab Spring was not a movement for democracy. "What happened is that [the region entered] the 'Dark Ages' stage," he said, reminding the viewers of the Dark Ages of Europe. Abu-Gazaleh said that while democracy and human rights were important, "one cannot achieve democracy in a society of ignorance. Giving democracy to an ignorant person is like giving him a weapon to shoot." He predicted that "in the coming decade ...

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