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We cannot depend on the democratic politicians to do the right thing

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Submitted by Prashant, Feb 7, 2018 at 01:03

Dear Dr Pipes, your reader Dave correctly stated that while fully Islamic parties may not exist any time soon in Europe, key positions in the mainstream parties will be occupied by candidates that are Islamist-sympathizers.
We cannot depend on democratic politicians the right thing. Democracy is the best system of governance but it has a major flaw: vote banks can render the democratic elections useless because leftist parties can invariable side with political vote banks (like the Islamist vote-banks) to win elections and stay in power. So conservative politicians will always find it difficult to win elections. Should we, then, just simply assume that we are destined to be trapped in the Medina phase and eventually the Mecca phase will replace all democracies by Islamic theocracies. Yes, it is bound to happen. If you do not believe me, just look at the world map between the western border of India and the Atlantic Ocean. All countries that you will find are 98% Muslims and centuries ago they were all pluralistic societies. So, it is bound to happen unless we do something about it.

And this is what we need to do. If Islam does not engage in debate we will need to start debates about Islam at every forum that we can find. Every Islamic principle that appears to be outlandish will have to be questioned and challenged. Governments will not do it but people will have to do it. We will have to ask why when to people fall in love, it is mandatory why non-Muslim should convert to Islam. We will have to ask why it is OK for Muslim nations to be Islamic theocracies while every one else is required to be democratic. We will need to challenge the notion that a Muslim woman can become the fourth wife of a man and can still feel equal and happy. These are just some examples. We need to debate about Islam. Muslims will not do it. Democratic governments will also not do it. But people must do it. So we don't fall into the Mecca-trap and
we can continue to survive.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
A question, why the concern? [13 words]Carl LeyhMar 14, 2018 20:02242479
Missed the point [18 words]HistorianMar 23, 2018 00:46242479
Who Established Saudi Arabia? [65 words]Sohel BahjatFeb 21, 2018 12:09242339
2Our dear Sohel Bahjat told us once that Iran is really a democracy! No I'm not kidding! [306 words]dhimmi no moreFeb 22, 2018 08:00242339
1Iran is not a democracy [29 words]PrashantFeb 22, 2018 21:00242339
4If British made Saudi Arabia, they made a huge mistake [89 words]PrashantFeb 22, 2018 21:06242339
Very Sad [68 words]
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Barry TigayFeb 6, 2018 20:11242116
1You imported the criminals so deal with it ! [56 words]BrunoFeb 6, 2018 19:00242115
Keep calm and carry on [152 words]
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JeffFeb 6, 2018 12:09242107
4Here is an easy problem for your reader Jeff [174 words]PrashantFeb 7, 2018 00:37242107
Hi Prashant [205 words]JeffFeb 7, 2018 22:36242107
1My thanks to your reader Jeff [126 words]PrashantFeb 8, 2018 22:34242107
New normal [14 words]VijayFeb 6, 2018 09:21242101
A gradual takeover [136 words]NightandDayFeb 5, 2018 22:45242093
3comments on 'Islamic London: "Run, Hide, Tell". [377 words]
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PrashantFeb 5, 2018 20:24242091
3This Is What Islamization Looks Like [245 words]DaveFeb 5, 2018 16:23242088
1We cannot depend on the democratic politicians to do the right thing [353 words]PrashantFeb 7, 2018 01:03242088

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