The desire to be Free… "Freedom of speech is Freedom after Speech.” says Dr. Taha Jabir al-Awani. :)
As simple and unusual as this statement might seem to be; it still remains one of the most important global challenges, today...(At times, even for America.)
This video seems appropriate to view again, as may help us to increase our understanding of what it will take to bridge today's gap between 'Democracy and the challenges of those who leave a society of oppression.' Many parts of our World did not evolve properly, and we must heal the misconceptions of the free world, to give strength to those, yet without a voice...
Many fail to realize that (so too) Eastern countries were well along into the establishment of their own Liberty and Freedoms from Tyranny...Freedom carries not, an American Patent... Even today nearly 200 'multi-cultural' Nations are 'freely' democratic, and strive every day (just as you or I) just to keep this true.
Dr. Taha Jabir al-Awani, Ibrahim founded the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) in 1981 and later set up the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Ashburn, Virginia. His criticism of corruption and abuse of power within the Malaysian government and his vocal demand for reform resulted in his arrest and imprisonment in September 1998. Ibrahim, who led a new democratic movement in Malaysia from his prison cell, was released in September 2004.