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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Nov 13, 2012 at 07:07

I have several times written that this was not an Arab Spring, but an Arab winter, not because the dictators were nice people and their regimes lenient, but because the new power submerging is not democratic but a radical Islamist movement, even harsher than the dictators. Those people who support that Democracy was not created in a Christian state, but in a state with twelve gods, so it can work in Islamic countries as well, they are mislead by the fact that they discriminate the religions, the essence of the creation of Democracy was that it was created free from religion, people believed in twelve gods but the rule of the state was not left to religion and that is why Democracy was born, the same happened in Europe, when Religion, and specifically Christianity, was implicated actively in Politics, only monarchies could work out.

after the rennaisance though religion had to deal with the spiritual world, which is and it's actual role, Democracy came back. The problem with Islamic movements is exactly the same with the problem European countries had during the Dark ages, they want to rule their lives by Saria, which is a religious law, democracy is immediately excluded as a possibility.

Islamic countries are going through their dark ages 500 years after the European countries and as fanatic Islamists are gaining more power the more the societies dive in the darkness, the possible destruction of these amazing monuments is just a part of the consequences.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
3In Memory of Taha Hussein [278 words]dhimmi no moreMar 3, 2013 08:19203986
3Egypt: Combining Iran and Haiti [77 words]DaveFeb 24, 2013 17:29203829
3Humanity gone crazy [200 words]PrashantDec 24, 2012 06:00201822
5Ancient Egypt and modern day Terrorists [107 words]Lujack SkylarkDec 15, 2012 05:02201468
2OK by me [19 words]Sigmund DermanNov 16, 2012 17:08200704
1001 Nights [43 words]MalcolmNov 14, 2012 20:40200622
9Go and see the pyramids before they are destroyed by the salafists! [437 words]dhimmi no moreNov 13, 2012 17:47200538
Islam is good [97 words]MadeleineDec 11, 2012 13:20200538
4Delusions [272 words]dhimmi no moreDec 18, 2012 09:51200538
2I am not surprised [248 words]AlexandrosNov 13, 2012 07:07200511
Impending danger [181 words]aktNov 14, 2012 09:54200511
6the statues and art works are history, hence knowledge, ...islamists don't much care for knowledge [113 words]Phil GreendMay 9, 2010 14:37172470
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10Egyptians and their history [1152 words]dhimmi no moreDec 11, 2009 16:52155836
respect to egyptian history [143 words]ahmedSep 26, 2006 17:3757731
4Eternal Egypt [73 words]dhimmi no moreDec 19, 2012 10:3557731
2In Respose to article Destroy Egypt's Antiquities [124 words]LisaJun 23, 2006 09:1148087
International safe harbor for antiquities [155 words]Farid H.Apr 16, 2006 10:1643296
Pure manipulation [16 words]E.BeskaApr 16, 2006 05:2243282
2For: F. Beska and the Muslim brotherhood [4 words]dhimmi no moreJun 21, 2006 10:4243282
Egyptian ancient history [50 words]Rafik ElhamyApr 15, 2006 06:2843233
2Egypt and its history [48 words]dhimmi no moreDec 18, 2012 09:5643233
6Who control the Islamic world [132 words]F. ShakkiApr 14, 2006 22:5143212
1Re: Egyptian Antiquities and Academic Exchanges [341 words]Raymond StockApr 14, 2006 10:4943174

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