and personal level; not a community level. While democracy is not necessary in order to run a successful country, freedom of speech is. The tyrannical Egyptians in power believe that those that do not hold seats in Parliament or in the military should be submissive and compliant. This present-day unfitting belief originated from ancient Islamic rituals. The mind of these leaders remains prehistoric and only self- beneficiary. Freedom of speech not only allows for the presentation of contemporary and
Barnett 3 advantageous ideas but it also allows people to feel as they are active participants and useful in their communities. Even if Egypt as a whole is succeeding on a global economic level, the lack of freedom and justice lessons personal optimism. The Arab’s actions in Egypt were only partially effective. The Egyptians have only successfully overthrown their former president of thirty years. Meanwhile, societal and economic conditions in Egypt have remained unchanged (Mogahed). With only a militia in power and no single individual, previous laws and regulations remain. There are still no jobs and poverty still persists Egyptian communities. On a global level, the Arab Spring, especially in problematic countries like Syria, have only produced prevailing war and an undeniable refugee crisis. Like former president Mubarak, millions of people have fled their home to escape the dysfunction and discover better opportunities (Koser). The Arab Spring directly impacted thirty nations. For one, as a feeling of freedom and hope for the future grows, so does the rights and participation of women (Mogahed). More and
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