Intelligence Minister Dan Meridor said Monday that the Arab Spring is forcing populations across the Middle East to answer difficult questions about the congruence between Western and Islamic values.
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"What happens when the majority does not want democracy?" Meridor asked rhetorically at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's World Summit. "What happens when the majority does not believe a woman is equal to a man? What happens what it wants the Muslim Brotherhood?"
Meridor said the Middle East is experiencing a "battle between Western ideals of freedom and democracy versus traditional conservative and Islamic values."