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Bringing Iraqis to West to learn democracy is wild goose chase

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Submitted by Jaladhi (United States), Nov 2, 2006 at 11:21

You wrote: "The sample could be say 10,000 familes to go, live, work and earn in the Amerikie and other Western countries of interest for say a period of a 18 months. The sample of peoples are "carefully screened" but chosen country wide across Iraq, and will be a mix of sunni, shia, kurds, christian etc." and so on.

In your wildest dreams these Iraqis will learn to love Western democratic principles. Do you know how many Muslims from Middle East, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other Islamic countries live in the West??? Millions.

And here is a question for you : Do any of these Muslims like democratic principles or have they learned and embraced any democratic princilples? No, for sure. These people are always agitating/demanding implementation of sharia in the host countries on any false pretexts that their rights are being violated or their religion is insulted and so on. They show absolutely no respect for the culture and way of life of the host countries even though they migrated there kowing fully well that the host country was not an Islamic country. They only like democracy to secure more "rights" for themselves over the the rest of populace and in the process they trample on the rights of others. So much for learning democracy by living in the West.

Hence, don't be under the impression that we can "train" Iraqis in democracy by bringing them to the West. A Muslim mind can never accept democracy and its principles, i.e., equal rights for everybody, not just for themselves.

The present problems of Iraqis(after Saddam's fall) is of their own making. USA got rid of the brutal dictator Saddam for them and thought that "mission accomplished" and all Iraqis had to do was to live peacefully respecting the rights of all of its citizens. Instead Iraqis choose to blow themselves up killing more Iraqis everyday than were killed in the initial invasion to dethrone Saddam. They are destroying their own country just like what the Talibanis did to Afganistan. Muslims worldwide still keep on blaming USA. but choose to ignore what their brothers in Iraq are doing to themselves. One wonders whose fault is it.? Not the USA's.

Bring a dictator like Saddam back to Iraq and Iraq will become "peaceful".

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