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Democracy and Islam?

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 26, 2014 at 19:32

How can you reconcile the inequality of men and women and of Muslims and non Muslims and democracy? The answer is you cannot. It is either Muslims can have real Islam or democracy. They cannot have both

One final point Turkey has never been the real center of Islam. Islam has always been and will always be the religion of the Arabs

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You view religion in a static way. Looking at the issue of gender inequality: did the Anglican Church have female pastors or synagogues have female rabbis before recent decades? Islam can also change.

"Never" and "always" are not useful terms when analysing historical phenomena.

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