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January 23, 2004
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The secularization of Saudi Arabia is key to stability in the Middle East, according to Gen. Wesley Clark. The former NATO commander and current Democratic candidate for president said that if he wins, he would focus on “importing Western ideas” of freedom to stabilize the region. “The Saudis must secularize, they must take some of the hatred out of the school systems, some of the religious ideas out of the school systems,” Clark told Jewish supporters in a telephone conference call Wednesday.

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