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Submitted by Mony (Egypt), Apr 6, 2007 at 12:08

I dont know how to start my opinion but i think islam and democracy dont work simply because there are much of restrictions and no one can easily cross the line. it teaches people to obey or be punished. that is why most of the muslim countries are ruled by dictators because simply they dont dare to cross any line ...they dont dare to criticize or discussing anything in islam that simply is forbidden and heavily punished by authorities and public and also criticizing the leaders ...

so how can freedom of speech be known in muslim countries? how can human rights be respected when almost all muslim countries dont sign human rights treaties in the UN and reject Human rights for minorities in their countries saying ... Human rights are violating their sovereignty and interfering with independency. it's just a reason to keep their powerful hand grip on everything rejecting anyother opinion against islam and denying rights for anyone else if they interfere with this ... that is why ALL muslim countries have religion listed in Identity cards ... and i wonder if religion is something between every person and god ...

so why muslim countries list the religion in the identity cards .. the only reason is to keep minorities non muslims in control out of security positions and intelligence and many other important postions , it's to keep them discriminated and reject in jobs ... that is why christian minorities have been immigrating from muslim countries for decades now ...

palestinian christians used to be 20 % about 2 decades ago now they are 2% only ... christian egyptians "copts" have been 25% at early of the 20th century now they are 15 % ... also iraqi christians have been 4 million, now they are few hundred thousands ...

and a question to be asked to muslims- if western countries are so cruel and bad why muslims want to immigrate there? and if muslim countries is so tolerant to non muslims, why muslim countries are rejecting non muslims and minorities are leaving middle east more than others?

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