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Submitted by Jon (United States), Dec 11, 2011 at 21:05

There is a lot of merit to your words. Fundamentally I agree with you. But only in the sense that we see Islamic society as a monolithic force whose political aspirations are represented by the the Muslim Brotherhood. On the other hand, if the social fabric of modern Iran, Turkey, Syria, Egypt and so on are opposed to the political aspirations of the Brotherhood, there may be some reason to suggest a more secular democratic model is possible. I believe that Turkey, was once such a model. The same was said of the Japanese after WWII. Admittedly, the circumstances of occupation and leadership contributed to the successful transformation of Japan. Movements towards freedom rarely succeed and movements towards tyranny rarely fail.

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