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the arab spring only much wars i think what's happening now in egypt is a retaliation due to the actions that were taken by people in power and their supporters to humiliate human dignity. and basically want to break it we've seen supporters of morsi shooting at people have hazard lee on the street trying to object to the majority of the egyptian people and i think eventually when you do that if you want to keep your dignity you have to retaliate the question is of course how do you retaliate because back then you were inspired by democratic ideals you wanted to bring democracy to your country and at this point it just is not a democracy it's still ruled by a military regime that is incorrect i disagree with that it is ruled by idly monsoor who is the head of the constitutional court this is our interim
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president and whatever we are experiencing today is much much what you call it more promising than what we experienced during the interim period of tonto we thought he was in power after. two thousand and eleven revolution and there were twelve thousand civilians who were brought to military courts and today i don't think the situation is similar a tool actually it seems like it's going to unfold to. very proper civil government through a civil elective process but how long do you think they have to wait to see those holds democratic hopes to be realized because none of the leaders that he a mansion so far have been elected by by the majority of the people unlike mohamed morsi whom you may disagree with politically but at least he has the legitimacy of the ballot be. hi he's back no no he did not have the legitimacy to do most of what
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he's done we had an interim constitution that morsi was elected to serve and the first thing that he's done he actually this respected the law and the constitution so what you supposed to do we don't vote in a president to come and take over your house for example you yeah has a very specific tasks to do and through these elections particular elections he had very limited powers so he could not in any way. issue constitutional decrees mr mccabe isn't that altimetry a question about the limits of democracy because on one hand what you are arguing for is that no power should be able to use and abuse democratic institutions for its benefit but on the other hand how can you argue in a day in a democratic society that you should get rid of that power in
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a non democratic way because the way the morsi government was disposed off is a non democratic way this know that it was very democratic way revolutions revolutions are of them a graphic choice i mean the people who went to the street there were thirty million people on the street that's more than whomever elected mohamed morsi and you don't elect a president democratically to come and dismantle democracy you know so i think it's a sign that the egyptian people becoming a lot more politically aware of their choices and their implications but i mean in all honesty you can't really assess assess the number of people who are in favor or against it you know that the mohamed morsi also has a lot of supporters and now he's part of his ideology is banned by constitutional court which is hardly a democratic development this is not something that would happen in their tradition . only democratic country in democratic countries these those type of things are
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decided at the ballot boxes not on the streets no on these but of boxes are tied to a certain number of tasks and responsibilities and with or of these and you do not you don't know for example you do not come and open a job for a man that comes to clean the office and you come to morrow morning find him made himself the general manager and if you don't like it because you that's not democracy ok mr let me play something for our viewers that here have to say all the way back in two thousand to live on on tahrir square because i think this is a very interesting issue about the nature of revolution is most everybody just never it is not. for you know it is people in this room. and then the real world it is as people's revolution and that always works and i
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think this is a very romantic view of history because if you look objectively at the history of revolutions the russian revolutions the french revolutions most of them were very bloody and most of them lot to you even harsher regimes that preceded them and i wonder if you if you see any any danger in egypt getting into that habit of you know. before people's revolution i said it's no i said it's not the religious revolution i said it's not a political party revolution it's a people's revolution and what morsi did he turned it into a religious revolution and a political party revolution and that's why he hit the wall but mr market it's been the history of fridge after or pretty much any other country when you try to suppress any particular our geology regardless of its content it becomes more radicalized on the ground so if you thing. that getting rid of mohamed morsi in in
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the sway is acceptable why would one piece supporters tried to do a similar thing i mean they can turn to the streets here they turn up they have the right to come and they think they have the right to resort to violence have no rights you. know no and resorted to violence and no one i mean look in a proper state those who have the right to hold arms are two entities it's the ministry of interior and the ministry of defense and when you protect when you defend your political movement or political ideology through holding guns and pointing them at our army officers and soldiers and policemen then you know you are no longer have a political case you have a criminal case isn't that what was happening in a dip in two thousand and eleven when you were protesting on to maryland where no
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no you want people might also have a release officers and our army and our you never saw throwing stones is not shooting and killing officers and it's not making bombs to explore than their faces it is not stopping army people going home from their service taking them out of the bus and shooting them point blank in the back of their head exit. these were never the behavior of the egyptian revolution and never the behavior even of. of the regime of hosni mubarak i mean they never killed people in cold blood i mean maybe they used excessive force but i think that story of the officers and the soldiers that were stopped and in the bus and they were forced to leave the bus so that they can actually tie their arms and. kill
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them with a shot at the back of their head i don't think there is any political ideology that deserves a voice that is presenting itself like that it's a criminal ideology that you just mentioned hosni mubarak and i know that your recent feature film the winter of discontent was just nominated for an oscar in the best foreign language film category congratulations on that but in that film that film was very critical of hosni mubarak's regime and it showed it in a very unpleasant lied for it's a tongue of course we're still are still are told the revolution i wonder if the events in egypt series than. gave you any second thoughts are you willing now to give hosni mubarak any benefit of the doubt i mean maybe he wasn't after all guided by his own hangar for power maybe he had not the interest of his country in mind when he was resisting that revolution the only reason why egypt experience
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such a shock and such a shaking ground after the revolution is because hosni mubarak's time was hell for political participation he is the first responsible before anyone for what we are going through that's why an organization like the muslim brothers could actually. pull the people who are simple. educated and have no political awareness through the words of god that they have been chosen by god and they have come to rescue them from their misery well i mean i'm not advocating for having him back or his regime but i wonder if it's really fair to hold him the only one responsible for that because obviously during a very long period of time he was supported by the people so isn't isn't it ultimately the case that egypt used to have the leader that it deserved and now the
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station that we have an egypt now is essentially what the society here deserves i think you know. for example it's always it's always what happens after a ruler leaves that you discover when the ruler did for the country and. it's exactly the same why. someone like the muslim brothers get into power because because because that environment was enabled for them who's responsible for enabling this environment as the water but they you know you never know what's going to happen in the future and it is just as possible that five years from now you will look back at the hosni mubarak's time and remember it as the golden era for ages but unfortunately we have to take a short break now when we come back just a decade ago and muslim fanatic with a bomb seem to be a hell of with cliche but nowadays it's an average growing occupation across the region has it become a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts that's coming up in
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welcome back to worlds apart where we are discussing the revolutions and golfing the arab world with a prominent egyptian actor and activist of a key midst of a kid just before we went to break we were talking about a democratic revolution in egypt and in some other countries but i would argue that there is also a new kind of revolution swimming across the middle east and africa and this is a jihadi revolution you know people who are very passionate about a bad vision of the world and who would still be for nothing to implement that vision do you think those two revolutions are compatible of course not i think one obstructs the other one is ruining the image of the other like for example in syria you have you have to revolutions you have but you have the revolution and you have the opposition revolution and it is sad to see that the opposition revolution is is being overwhelmed by the. you heard the one i would definitely like to discuss the syrian revolutions but before we go there i just would like to mention that you had
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a chance to play a part of a religious fanatic all the way back in two thousand and five in the film called syriana and i would like to remind our viewers of that performance let's have a short clip. now jim how to steer a small group of men an army of the ones who carry convictions and ambitions i mean heavy and within this group somebody with him out there is another smaller group who flee from the worldly life and as you mentioned been ordered to spread the true faith and you already are. now betty then. this type of character was an individual villain he was also a very charismatic young man even though he became a suicide bomber but now it seems that this lifestyle this. type of ideology is appealing to an ever growing number of young people in in your region why do you
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think this ideology saw attractive i think because of the state of education they cannot mix state and you know. you can't you can't you know live for fifty dollars a month and and expect to have an ambition you know you you you either become a thief you either become corrupt or you for leave the wordly life and i just want to correct something in what you and you're following up on the what i said in this film he did not blow himself up and that's what's interesting he sent the two young boys to blow themselves up and and that's what i found very interesting someone who was arguing such an argument why doesn't he send himself before the young people who i was and he go himself to do it i've always thought that the people who charge the suicide bombers the people who prepare them are extremely twisted
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because why don't we question the fact that they don't go and do it themselves they have to send someone in their place and then the problem is of course that the number of volunteers who are ready to give up their life and to kill all their people for their cause is increasing now in that movie syriana it was referring they had the title was referring not to syria but to a larger middle eastern area and. according to the plot of the movie one of the main reasons for the growth of that ideology why was the practices of. the american oil companies and the u.s. foreign policy in general i wonder if you think that that is just fiction or does the united states bear responsibility for what is happening in the region particularly of big growth of this very radical ideology and i think is partly
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their responsibility and in the film actually in hans's that takes it to another further step there's a rule that alexander siddig was playing who was the moderate prince the open minded the one that will actually achieve some some economic reform proper and he was not going to sponsor these kind of ideologies so the united states in the film so. to kill the prince and bring another weaker prince in his in his shoes so that they can manipulate and they can guide through the. choices in the middle east and how they want the conflicts to to remain and that film was shot back to back in two thousand and five but the problem is of course you mentioned syria already and the convergence between the democratic moment and the jihadi movement is that the
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united states is still playing at a very active role and just a couple of days ago the news broke that they are indeed sopore they have a step up their support for certain militarized fractions within the syrian opposition but what i would like to ask you is whether especially seeing what we see in syria this real convergence and inability to really tell apart those two revolutions the democratic movement and jihadi movement have you ever lied to you questioning about of your own tactics because you know people i idealistic people like yourself started those revolutions but then we have. forces that have a totally opposed to any democratic ideology calming into the play and hijacking those revolutions aren't you are ultimately people like yourself onto you responsible for starting all of that and allowing these people to come in and use the fruits of that revolution i like the fact that you say allowing as if we've got
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the you know the power to allow in this allow we just help open doors we're not responsible tobe you get your little troll who will add on down in january two thousand and eleven it is all right because people are adults enough to make their own choices and this is what democracy is about and doesn't matter if you make the wrong choice first what matters is it becomes your choice and you learn from it but mr bright kid isn't the price to cause i though. don't you think that the prize especially waste of liberty and freedom and awareness is high yes it is it is i mean you just said before your revolution in russia you revolution in fronts all of these were a very big price for the people of russia and for the people of. front so it is worth it i think you can actually pay the price and have
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a superior form of life yes it will cost yes it will be painful but so is giving birth to a lovely little charlie mr reich how can you be sure of that happy ending it seems to me that we are getting our usual business eyes if you can never mecca and never be sure that if you actually leave here to the proper outcome because if you look at the videos we get from syria these days you know people chaput chopping off hats eating the the in task and this is far far worse then something that you play been that hollywood movie i mean that trial such as the reality is much stronger the reality is much stranger than fiction it's. well i can tell you that it has took the proper turn in egypt. the people who do these kind of things were given a chance and people didn't like what they've done and they went out and they finished it i don't expect the same in syria and i expect anyone who is helping
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such people and such groups it will backfire in their face very soon before you know it so i advise the united states of america to stop supporting people who have ideologies that can crush humanity in the name of religion in the name of interest in the name of any political end humanity is the superior ideology coming back to what you said just a couple of minutes ago about opening the door so you can never control who actually and tears down doors and the problem is of course in syria that you know even if you have the political will to stop it is there unfortunately he you cannot longer stop the civil war it is self-propelling and i'm happy for egypt that it hasn't happened it wasn't as violent there but how can you be really sure that it's not going to happen i think this is the only interest i think i was you know the people are not the ones to blame for this is the powers that again i would use the
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same word that enabled the environment for this to happen and in the case of syria right now it's the west and the united states that are responsible for arming. supposedly revolutionaries who should have only voices to voice and now the conflict has become ethnic i think the ultimate end that we are seeing today which is a she ate so in conflict is progress serving the interest of not a single. syrian but what i find extremely interesting is that you are ready to blame the powers here ready to put the blame on the united states on the hosni mubarak for everything there is happening in egypt and yet you are not ready to assume responsibility for lighting that match that allowed all these fires to spread because you believe that revolutions will always lead to
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a positive outcome and what i'm arguing is that it has never been proven the imagine the russian revolution you mentioned the french revolution they left those nations to decades of bloodshed and they kids of authoritarian regimes i guess my question is whether or not you think that revolution is probably not the right way to proceed in the first place maybe it's better to do it step by step in an evolutionary fashion well usually when you have a mass of people who are being ruled or being dictated by a bigger power you can't really hold responsible those who are being dictated i mean. we are the developing nations of the word the united states is the superpower russia is a superpower so if you are going to blame the ones that are being subjected to these superpowers what are you going to do to the superpowers
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themselves the ones who should know better the ones who have better educations the ones who have direct responsibility of intervention in the process of the political process of the region so if i think the united states and russia would probably take their competition away from the middle east i think you'll probably see a better middle east we want the interest of the middle eastern people while it's hard to disagree with you on that point and let me shift the focus from the superpower to actually those nations that you just mentioned by. both syria and egypt are supposed to have presidential elections next year and i don't want to talk about personalities but just in general what kind of leader do you think will be able to bring rican felician to both. egypt and syria what kind of qualities he or she has to possess and is the re conciliation possible at base
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stage at all given how five things have progress i think it is early to see who but i can i can see very vividly that the region needs someone who will rule by. a civil government not a religious government we can see what the religious government does we can see the kind of conflicts they create and we can see that you know religion is sacred and politics basically removes the sanctuary from from from religion so we don't want a religious government and when it comes to civil government i think you can see the poverty that the whole region is going through so i think we need someone that is a bit inclined to the left rather than the right and we need someone who is moderate someone who understands that there is nothing that can be done before you saw the
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educational problem and the economic problem and the health issues of these people and this scenario that you just painted the really looks like a happy ending worthy of an oscar at the very least but we have to leave it here i really appreciate your time on the show and char viewers please join us again same place same time here on well that part. he survived war atrocities. to make
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