Friday, April 15, 2011

Muntaha Al-Atrash: “Whenever we ask for freedom and democracy they tell us that our confrontation with Israel is more important than narrow domestic issues.

In an interview published April 4, 2011 in the London daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, which was headlined “Al-Assad Should Step Down and Return To Dentistry,” Syrian human rights activist Muntaha Al-Atrash states: “Whenever we ask for freedom and democracy they tell us that our confrontation with Israel is more important than narrow domestic issues. They excuse themselves with this confrontation with Israel, and now they are saying that the Syrian regime is nationalist and does not bow to the West. However, we too do not bow to the West, and do not accept anybody’s dignity being harmed. The dignity and pride of Syria will not bow regardless of who is ruling.”
Read it in English here.

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