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Confusing Tyranny of The Majorty with Democracy!

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Submitted by David Rabinovich (United States), Feb 4, 2011 at 17:43

The whole world wishfully is thinking that Democracy will finally come to Arab Islamic countries. Without a secular law that protects individuals and minorities, and a generalized love and respect for that law that protects human and individual rights, the best that can be hoped for is for a tirany of the mayority to take over, such as when the Shah left Iran! Israel has the blessing of having a British-inherited secular civil law historically bridging the influences of a polycultural (Saxon, Normand-Viking etc.) designed law for protection of substancial minorities of Arabs (mainly christians!) and other cultures mixed with a essentially multy cultural jewish-origin popullation itself that is bringing about a cultural, scientific, artistic, and philosophical renaisance revolution to the middle-east, long lost in a falsely homogenizing tyrranical Shaaria dominated legal system imposed by an aristocratic( Land-accumulating origined Islamic) governments. From the very beginning of jewish nationalism, the defence of minorities was encouraged when warned that the Jews once being strangers in Egypt, should consider non-jews living within their midst! Show me one Arab-Musslim dominated country that has been Democratic and I will take back my words!

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