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Aspects of the Moslem World

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Submitted by Prof John Vigilante (United States), Jul 14, 2006 at 10:05

Thank you for the wide range of thoughts re the Moslem and its thoughts about us, in the Western Civilization. I am convinced that in the Moslem 'political' aspects of governing, there is no separation of church ( religion) from the political act of governing.

It is a basic element that was established by Mohammed, Islam founder. He was unable to divorce or separate the acts of governing with the battles of winning the majority to his faith. A battle chief, Commander in Chief and also the Prime Governing person, and also the Prime Religious person..

Now all aspects are reflected in the Moslem world; but we need to note: democracy cannot be practiced until we have an educated body of citizens. As in the democratic mold, we have a majority that establishes the rule of law, governing and the pace of civilization; with the less educated people, we cannot have these aspects; a "leader" is needed to guide the citizens, so religion comes to the fore and so the mullahs are in abundance! Thus a small body of citizens rule and govern.

A solution; better educated citizens, but will the rulers allow this? the ability to cite the Koran is only based on memory and it is repetition, not learning or reasoned judgments.

Democracy is the "anti-Christ' for the Moslem world. While difficult, we need to continue to build the bridges that are needed for the Moslem citizen to experience the tenants of democracy. The Ancient Greeks were not off base to establish this form of governance.

Participation by many may lead to factions, but then these are manageable in a democracy. For when the many are involved in their governing, it is less possible for destructive behavior.

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