Friday, July 17, 2009

Islamic Party MP: Political Powers to Run on Liberal, Secular Platforms

From Radio Sawa:

Leading member of the Islamic Party Omar Karbouli says he thinks political powers are inclined to form new coalitions that transcend sectarian and ethnic lines. Karbouli told Radio Sawa that “political powers are moving towards entering the general elections with a liberal, secular platform”

Of course we cannot expect parties that are founded on religious and sectarian premises to become secular and liberal overnight. However, this statement indicates that politicians realize that today, voters are less eager to buy the “Islamic” brand than before.

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