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6544

Syrian Poet Adonis: We Need a Revolution within Islam to Change Its Age-Old Cultural Perceptions

April 15, 2018

Syrian Poet Adonis: We Need a Revolution within Islam to Change Its Age-Old Cultural Perceptions

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03:54
Source:
France 24 Arabic TV (France)
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Syrian poet Ali Ahmad Said Esber, widely known by his nom de plume Adonis, was interviewed on April 15 by France 24 TV, where he said that religion should be a private experience of individuals, and that "if we do not separate religion and state... we will remain trapped in a vicious circle." Adonis called for equality for women and for the establishment of a secular democratic society, governed by the rule of law and not by tribal or sectarian considerations. Warning that following the Arab Spr...

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