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Fall 1996

One Man, One Vote, One Time Is Not Democracy

Edward P. Djerejian, formerly US Ambassador to Syria and Israel, was Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs during the presidency of George Bush. Ambassador Djerejian currently heads the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

This article is excerpted from the Institute's report "United States Policy Toward Islam and the Arc of Crisis," written by Ambassador Djerejian, and is followed by an interview conducted with NPQ in August.

Houston - While accepting Islam as one of the world's great religions with its mainstream message of tolerance and recognition of the "people of the book" United State policy must strongly differentiate in word and deed between this mainstream of Islam, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, Muslim individuals, groups and regimes which work against US interest by, inter alia, their advocacy of terrorism, violence, repression and quest for authoritarian rule.

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