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Re:Jalladhi's Jihad

Reader comment on item: Islam and Democracy - Much Hard Work Needed
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Submitted by Ghulam Muhammed (India), Feb 8, 2011 at 23:47

Dont blame democracy in Islam in what is happening in Pakistan. If a carpenter does know how to use his tools, he cannot blame the tools. That is a very misplaced blame game.

RE:"the killings of Christians, Hindus, Bahais, and other non-Muslims and gays continue almost on a daily basis!!!". Why not compare it with killings by Western armed forces unleashed be democratic nations like US and European Union. They even don't bother to count the civilians killed and hardly even mention and even if they do, it is sure to be a cooked figure. Is this the worth of West's democratic ideals? Why not place US and EU with Pakistan, if killing is the criteria for presence or absence of democracy. Jalladhi has selected non-Muslims like Christians, Hindus, Bahais and others as targets in Muslim ruled countries. Why not count Muslims killed by the West during illegal invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and condemn the US and EU countries. What has democracy contributed to their lust for blood of their adversaries, real or imagined or concocted. I am not against democracy, but do the people of the West have acquired some kind of divine right to inflict havoc in the world in the name of democracy?

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