Human Rights

Le Monde urges west to stop demonizing Islam

Some individuals in the west have always sought to portray Islamist movements as a drive to set up religious dictatorship and used the argument as a pretext to support illegitimate, dictator regimes in the Arab countries so as to sideline what they call ‘extremist’ Islamic views, France daily Le Monde chided on its website.

The daily said the emergence of the ‘Arab Spring’ signaled the inevitable popularity of the message of Islamists that is to respect the people’s demand and to respect the constructive experiences of modernized countries while not blindly following the western models.

The daily pointed to absolute victory of Islamists in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt elections and called on the west to stop demonizing Islam and understand that the Muslims from the very start were not seeking to set up ‘religious dictatorship.’

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