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Democracy has no definite meaning

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Submitted by Khawla (United Arab Emirates), May 23, 2008 at 01:17

It is you and the others who just keep attacking and not listening or believing. I am not making these facts up. What benefits I would gain from lying? Islam is with democracy BUT not making things absolute. We must not invent or change laws which are from the God. When a new matter emerges in which Sharia did not mention about it, then Shura between the experts. We must not make laws based on number of votes ignoring the quality of the decision. We have to be fair for the most of the people. This is Shura. Not any ordinary person can see what benefits the whole community. This needs the thinking and work of experts. And besides, democracy is not from the God. It is a made-up system by the Greek. And in the Middle Ages, the Churches were the authority.

Of course, no country can function without leaders and ministers as well as representatives from country states. This system was present from the time of Muhammad and the time of Caliphates and developed since then when Western imperialism divided the Islamic world into smaller states.

And to your info, Emirati women do not work outside under the sun. They work inside. And we have air conditioners. The people of the desert are used to high temperatures.

And Crhristams is celebrated in the UAE in Abu Dhabi and Dubai by Christians in Churches and in malls.

And also the Muslims have been attacked verbally and physically especially in Europe, US and Australia, even those who look like Middle Eastern have been attacked on the streets or thrown out of planes. Do not forget the Muslim tombs in France which are attacked by neo-Nazis every year. Hijab is viewed evil and dangerous and women wearing it are teased. I read Muslim news. I do not make these up. To this date, Muslims are being attacked even online on the Internet.

Also, I want to point one thing: the UAE is not like Saudi Arabia. We have many foreigners working here. They are living in harmony with the nationals.

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