Current state[ edit ] There are a number of pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. A prominent figure in this movement is Saad Eddin Ibrahim who advocates and campaigns for democracy in Egypt and the wider region, working with the Ibn Khaldun Centre for Development Studies  and serving on the Board of Advisors for the Project on Middle East Democracy. When asked about his thoughts regarding the current state of democracy in the region he said: The Cold War made the United States and other western democracies look the other way when it came to political oppression and allowed them to deal with tyrants and dictators.
Objectives and projects The organization indirectly gained public prominence as a source of news and analysis about the Muslim world, following the September 11 attacks and the subsequent war on terrorism by the Bush administration.
According to MEMRI, its translations and reports are distributed to "congresspersons, congressional staff, policy makers, journalists, academics, and interested parties". Cole answered that he hadn't alleged that, but that MEMRI would campaign for Likud goals such as the rejection of the Oslo peace process.
The Prime Minister's Bureau has stated that before the government cites information provided by the two sources, the source of the material and its credibility is confirmed. The main subjects the organization addresses are jihad and terrorism ; relations between the U.
MEMRI has stated that this is the organization's flagship project. They have a policy of not accepting money from governments, relying instead on around private donors, including other organizations and foundations.
Charity Navigatoran organization  that evaluates the financial health of America's largest charities, has given MEMRI a four-star exceptional rating, meaning that it "… exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its Cause" when rated on its financial health.
Critics have accused MEMRI of producing inaccurate, unreliable translations with undue emphasis and selectivity in translating and disseminating the most extreme views from Arabic and Persian media, which portray the Arab and Muslim world in a negative light, while ignoring moderate views that are often found in the same media outlets.
Other critics charge that while MEMRI does sometimes translate pro-US or pro-democracy voices in the regional media, it systematically leaves out intelligent criticism of Western-style democracy, US and Israeli policy and secularism. In an interview with the newspaper In Focus inhe said MEMRI uses "the same sort of propaganda techniques as the Nazis" and "take[s] things out of context in order to do personal and political harm to people they don't like".
They state that MEMRI consistently picks the most extreme views for translation and dissemination, which portray the Arab and Muslim world in a negative light, while ignoring moderate views that are often found in the same media outlets.
These latter were not translated. They simply don't present the whole picture. The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America" lists MEMRI as promoting Islamophobic propaganda in the USA through supplying selective translations that are relied upon by several organisations "to make the case that Islam is inherently violent and promotes extremism.
We know there are people questioning our work, probably those who have difficulties seeing the truth. But no one can show anything wrong about our translations. According to the two-minute video, which was a heavily condensed version of the Sheikh's minute speech delivered in Adelaide on 22 March, Hussein called Australian and American soldiers "crusader pigs" and stated "O Allah, count the Buddhists and the Hindus one by one.
O Allah, count them and kill them to the very last one. Widespread calls from the public for the deportation of Hussein and his family followed news reports of the video.
A police spokeswoman stated "Police will examine the entire content of the sermon to gain the full context and determine whether any crime has been committed. While admitting that the Sheikh was emotional and used strong words, the Centre stated that the speech was delivered in relation to rape cases in Iraq, the birth defects due to use of depleted uranium and the Burmese Buddhist massacre.
Bush "guarantees its own security," implying a threat against those states that did vote for him;  outside translators, and the original article that the MEMRI alert claimed to correct, indicated that Bin Laden was threatening nations, not individual US states.
The term "civilians" does not exist in Islamic religious law. Dr Karmi is sitting here, and I am sitting here, and I'm familiar with religious law. There is no such term as "civilians" in the modern Western sense.
People are either at war or not. There is no term in Islamic jurisprudence called "civilians". Dr Karmi is here sitting with us, and he's very familiar with the jurisprudence. There are fighters and non-fighters. Islam is against the killing of innocents. The innocent man cannot be killed according to Islam.
They want to give the impression that I'm not criticizing Israeli policy, but that what I'm saying is anti-Semitic. Carmon criticized the CNNs translators' understanding of Arabic, stating:Broad support for democracy The American public’s support for the concept of democracy remains strong.
In contrast to the period before World War II, when the appeal of fascism and communism was spreading through Europe and the United States, this project does not show a recent decline in support for the idea of democracy.. A full 60 percent of respondents believe that it is “absolutely. Commentary and Analysis on Radical Islam and the Middle East, by Daniel Pipes.
When viewed in the current context, the war on Iraq, the war on Lebanon, the war on Libya, the ongoing war on Syria, not to mention the process of regime change in Egypt, must be understood in relation to the Zionist Plan for the Middle East.
Program Description. The Middle East Studies (MES) program offers a comprehensive approach to study of the region. It covers topics such as failing states, petrostates, political transitions, economic development, state-to-state conflict and nuclear proliferation, as well as religions, ethnicity and tribalism.
Project on Middle East Democracy, Washington, District of Columbia. 10K likes. Strengthening support for peaceful democratic reform in the Middle East. Media in category "Project on Middle East Democracy" The following 91 files are in this category, out of 91 total.