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The question isn't democracy but freedom - and yes, mohammedanism IS a problem about that

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Submitted by Joe Blough (United States), Apr 18, 2008 at 19:53

First off, democracy in it's pure form is nothing but mob rule. And while secular mob rule is unlikely to develop in a mohammedan country, it is quite likely that democracy will be used (wherever it comes to be) as a way of bringing in full sharia government -- much as Nazi rule in Germany was brought in by democratic means.

A limited form of democracy (limited by respect for individual rights, that is) such as that which exists in the US is highly unlikely to evolve in any mohammedan culture.

But promulgating democracy is not something westerners should be concentrating on anyway.

What the world needs more of is not democracy -- but rather freedom and respect for human rights.

And by rights I mean the real, inalienable rights enunciated by America's founders, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Mohammedanism is EXPLICITLY opposed to the notion of universal human rights. Period. And nearly any authoritative practitioner will provide you, intentionally or not, with dozens of examples.

And it is worth remembering in this context that the word Islam means SUBMISSION (not peace).

Anybody familiar with the texts of mohammedanism can cite you an endless list of quotes that are explicitly hostile to the idea of either one or another basic right, or the universality of human rights.

Islam may be the leading anti-democratic force in the world, but changing that fact will not solve any problems.

It is Islam's opposition to, indeed failure to even recognize, basic human rights and the universality of basic human rights which must be loudly, explicitly and energetically opposed.

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