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Islam and democracy

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Apr 19, 2008 at 18:31

Rebecca wrote

>Democracy and Islam are diametrically opposed, because there really is no freedom in Islam, and democracy is equal with true freedom.

Very true, but I will also add that in-order to have real democracy you must first have secularism.. No secularism means no democracy. And because there is no secularism in Islam and no equality of Muslim men and women and no equality between non Muslims and Muslims and add to this the anti-human and anti-reason nonsense of islam there will never been a so called islamic democracy, Egypt included.

>A religion that suffocates its followers can't possibly hope to be considered democratic.

Very true, and more so when you hear Muslims justifying the nonsense in islam

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