Time has come to stand up for the principles of justice and liberty, of true democracy and respect for peoples rather than pay only lip-service to democratization and popular outrage while political system remains hermetically sealed and collaboration with dictatorial regimes has become an open secret. Such would have been the true achievement of Obama era: to respect peoples in deed and not simply by a change in tone with fine words.
Author of many books and Professor of Islamic Studies
on the Faculty of Theology at Oxford University.
From ‘Islam and the Arab Awakening’