Demokratická šance arabského světa

Zhruba 400 milionů muslimů žije v současnosti v nearabských státech s muslimskou většinou – mimo jiné v Turecku, Indonésii, Bangladéši, Senegalu, Mali a Albánii –, kde proběhly relativně svobodné volby do nejvyšších politických úřadů. Tyto státy možná ještě úplnými demokraciemi nejsou, ale vzhledem ke konání voleb, v nichž si kandidáti konkurují, splnily nezbytnou podmínku pro to, aby se demokraciemi staly.

Avšak od chvíle, kdy Libanon před třiceti lety rozpoltily občanská válka a násilí, zjitřované vojenskými vpády OOP, Izraele, Sýrie, Francie a USA, ani jediný muslim nežije v arabském státě s konkurenčními volbami. Právě proto je tolik potřeba, aby se svět hluboce zamyslel nad současnými nadějemi na demokracii v Palestině a sousedních státech.

Moderní demokracie sdílí přinejmenším sedm společných předpokladů:

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