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No Democracy in Iraqi Self-Rule

Reader comment on item: Let Iraqis run Iraq

Submitted by Mike Ramirez (United States), Oct 16, 2003 at 23:51

An American form of Democracy constitutes a complete negation of the Islamic traditions that control the people of the Arab world.
It is a well known fact that the Constitutions of Arab countries are based upon the Qur'an with Islam being the national religion. It is highly unlikely that a secular/Democratic government will be welcomed in the region. As an example, Arabic Constitutions require that their leadership be Muslim and non-Muslims are not allowed in their military. Judicial governance is the Sharia law and the ultimate goal is to fight jihad against the western world, Jews and non-Muslims as we are seeing throughout the world today.

This will be the type of government that Iraqis will form when they are allowed to draw up their new Constitution in order to ally with the rest of the Arab world.

One would have to change the mindset of Muslims for them to accept a democratic government that allows freedom of religion, equality for women, human rights, etc. Additionally, one would need to dislodge the Qur'an as the foundation of the judicial and social orders in order to help bring peace in the Mideast. Establishing democracy in Iraq does not look too promising in the Arab world.

Thank you,

Mike Ramirez
San Antonio, TX

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