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Muslims are the biggest opponents and biggest beneficiaries of the democracy

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Submitted by Rajeev (United States), Nov 13, 2010 at 13:07

Muslims are the biggest opponents of democracy. In the Muslim majority countries there is hardly any support for democracy or democratic processes. At the same time, in most free democracies of the world (such as Britain, USA, France, India and others), Muslims are the biggest beneficiaries of democracy. In democratic elections, very few politicians show courage to oppose an Islamist-demand no matter how absurd it is.

For most of us our commitment to freedom, democracy, civil behavior, and non-violence is indispensable. So in the foreseeable future the benefits that Islamists get from democratically eleceted governments across the world will keep increasing. The solution to this problem is to create citizen-to-citizen forums (such as your site) where open minded people from all free countries can exchange views and unite as needed. Solutions will emmerge as the problems are discussed.

In the democracies of the world, the politicians who pander to unfair Islamist demands should be named and opposed. The politicians who resist this temptation should be named and encouraged.

The Islamist societies will have to pay the price of the choices that they make. There is poverty in the Palestine and Kashmir, not because these places are occupied territories. That is only partly true (if at all). Their is poverty in these places because people living in these regions are choosing intolerance over tolerance, violence over non-violence, and force over freedom. There is higher employment among the Islamist populations in free nations, not because they are discriminated against. That would only be partly true (if at all). There is higher unemplyment in these societies because Islamists will rather manipulate the politicians than try harder. Smart Muslims will soon understand that the free candies received from the governments are unpredictable. They are more distributed randomly than according to merit and can be less relied upon.

While we all our sickened by the compromises that our politicians make to appease the Islamists, our saving grace would still be what we most believe in -- freedom, expression, debate, and democracy.

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