A civil regime in Iran would spend on development and provide services across all fields, rather than serving a religious ideolog
The world today is the world of civil states, where peoples’ interests, security and comfort form the basis for the acceptance and rejection. Iran is the perfect example of a revolutionary religious state where clerics sit on the throne of power as was the case in Europe during the dark Middle Ages. The question is: What if Iran becomes a civil state governed by secular not religious norms and whose decisions are defined by the interests of the Iranians?
Mohammed Al Shaikh is a Saudi writer with al-Jazirah newspaper. He tweets @alshaikhmhmd
[Article was first published on Al-Jazira.com in Arabic and translated in English by AlArabiya]
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