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Dim view of Mideast democracy

Report cites need for understanding of Islamic law

By Bryan Bender
Globe Staff / December 15, 2004

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WASHINGTON -- A new Pentagon study paints a bleak picture of the prospects for creating democracy in the Middle East, declaring that US attempts to bring free elections to the Muslim world risk stoking internal religious conflicts and giving rise to further anti-American sentiments. (Full article: 964 words)

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