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Muslims receive no benefits from the government

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Submitted by Lars Nielsen (Denmark), Apr 17, 2008 at 10:41

I believe Mr. Pipes forgets a very important issue. Muslims have never received any benefits from their government. So why should they favour democracy, when they only know the state as their enemy ?

That, I think, is the main problem. Muslims receive welfare from the mosque, the family or the clan, but never from their rulers. Therefore, they are not interested in participating in the government of their state.

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