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Submitted by joe (South Africa), May 18, 2008 at 07:28

One has to be very careful in suggesting to muslims the values of democracy. What if they start aping the great democracies of the west and engage in secret renditions programes, establish Guantanamo bay and Abu Gharib like prisons with its modern" interrogations" methods? How about if forces of coalitions of Islamic democracies land somewhere in Europe looking for arms of mass destruction and kill millions of people in the process.Hiroshima and Nagasaky clearly shows the profound respect for human life and freedom of this great democracies.

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