1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Democracy in the Islamic world

Reader comment on item: End the False Israeli-Palestinian Parity
in response to reader comment: enough, already

Submitted by Prashant, Jul 12, 2017 at 22:17

Dear Dr Pipes, your reader Richard Hirschhorn suggested that Israel should adopt a no peace, no land, and no recognition policy with, so called, Palestine. I fully concur. In fact, the non-Muslim world should go one step beyond. When we interact with the Islamic nations and societies we tell them that it is not our purpose to impose our way of life on them. Even Donald Trump said this in his speech in Saudi Arabia.

I think the time has come to end this policy. Democracy and freedom of speech are not just western values or western ways of life. They are human values that allow people to treat each other in peace and with respect and dignity. Time has now come for the free people to demand from the Islamic societies to end their theocratic setups and bring democracy in their constitutions and mindsets. It is as simple and as complex as this. Period.

If any part of Islam are not compatible with democracy, those parts should respectfully be set aside. Islam does set aside many of its doctrines. No harm will be done if sets aside the parts that are anti-democracy.

There is no reason why Islamic world should be theocratic while every other country is obligated to be democratic.


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Submitting....

Submit a comment on this item

Reader comments (15) on this item

Title Commenter Date Thread
Paradigm shift in Congress has started [134 words]PezDispenserAug 27, 2017 01:52240607
The Origins of False Parity [454 words]Sigmund DermanJul 11, 2017 14:36239937
More ideas [497 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
PezDispenserJul 11, 2017 13:35239936
1enough, already [113 words]richard hirschhornJul 9, 2017 11:18239914
2Democracy in the Islamic world [212 words]PrashantJul 12, 2017 22:17239914
Dealing with a rogue interprise [86 words]KesselmanJul 5, 2017 15:51239874
Dilemma [101 words]VijayJul 5, 2017 15:02239873
Israel's Leaders Should Admit Their Fears [290 words]DaveJul 5, 2017 14:49239872
3The original terrorist [302 words]PrashantJul 5, 2017 13:51239870
The original terrorist [141 words]PrashantJul 5, 2017 13:29239866
American Jewish criticism of Middle East Decision Making - Oslo compared to Iraq [118 words]Saul SteinJul 5, 2017 13:20239865
There Will be NO PEACE without Israel's Prince of Peace on the Throne [104 words]M ToveyJul 10, 2017 12:32239865
Well said, thank you! [20 words]Rachel NeuwirthJul 5, 2017 12:39239861
1At Oslo, when Israel legitimized its genocidal enemies, Israel delegitimized itself [832 words]G MarcusJul 5, 2017 11:51239859
1PLO [21 words]Muhammad ArdeshirJul 5, 2017 10:05239856

Comment on this item

Name
Email Address (optional)
Title of Comments
Comments:

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

ADVERTISEMENTS

eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2017 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum. Daniel J. Pipes