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No surprise there;Political party called Islam is becoming the kingmaker in Israel too.

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Oct 9, 2019 at 22:01

Dear Dr Pipes, for the political party called Islam the road to Islamic theocracies in the modern world goes through democracy. Why is it so difficult to see? In the modern times Islamic armies cannot attack other countries and occupy them. They have to find other ways. Muslims do not vote for issues. They vote for Islam. It is not a surprise that in the last elections in Israel, Arabs went to vote. And the results must have been to their liking: Benjamin Netanyahu's reign seems to be hanging in balance and may end very soon. You see the mathematics is really simple: if Muslims achieve a 10 to 20% share in population, the nationalistic parties have only 80% of the votes to work with. To win 50% of the votes, the nationalists have to win 5 out of every 8 votes. That becomes difficult and Muslims get a chance of become the king-makers. It happens in every democracy (Just look at what happened in India until Modi was able to consolidate the majority votes. Look at what happened in the most recent Israeli elections. And look at who the mayor of London is). Some version of this will happen in every western-style democracy. It will eventually happen even in the USA.

The only place where it does not happen is in Islamic theocracies. First of all, Islamic theocracies do not even pay the minimal lip-service to the cause of democracy. More often than not, Islam is the state religion in those theocracies and minorities are found running for their lives.

That is why I have come to challenge the rights of Islamic theocracies to exist. Unless Muslims can guarantee that they will never leave the confines of their theocracies and never demand democratic rights in non-Islamic countries, they have no right to make the lands occupied by them Islamic. Being a theocracy must be a shame. It must not be a right.

The non-Muslim world must NOT judge Islam by Islamic standards. Islamic standards are blatantly hypocritical, selfish and unsymmetrical. We must judge Islamic political setups by our modern secular standards. And we must repeatedly inform Muslims our judgments. I have done so many times before and I am doing so now. I do not appreciate when Muslims from countries like Pakistan, Iran, Iraq etc demand democratic rights in USA/Germany/India etc. I want Muslim countries to to adopt secular democracy first. Such is my case.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
1No surprise there;Political party called Islam is becoming the kingmaker in Israel too. [406 words]PrashantOct 9, 2019 22:01255308
What you just called 'being a choir-boy' [111 words]Anon.Oct 3, 2019 12:13255192

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