Radio Tadamon! speaks with the Washington editor of Harpers Magazine, Ken Silverstein, who recently published an article entitled, “Parties of God: The Bush doctrine and the rise of Islamic democracy,” which examines the current democratic developments in the Middle East within the context of the US supported “War on Terror.”
Silverstein discusses the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Hamas in Palestine and Hizballah in Lebanon as examples the growing role of Islamic movements in democratic political systems in the Middle East. Silverstein addresses a range of topics concerning the role of Islamic movements in Middle East, from the struggle for democratic reform, to the impacts of US military policy in the Middle East on the establishment of democracy.
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This radio report was produced for Radio Tadamon! by independent journalist Stefan Christoff. Radio Tadamon! is a project of Tadamon! (meaning “solidarity” in Arabic), a Montreal-based collective of social justice organizers and media activists, working to build relationships of solidarity with grassroots political movements for social and economic justice between Beirut and Montreal.