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There is nothing democratic about RADICAL Islam...

Reader comment on item: A Democratic Islam?
in response to reader comment: Islam is Democratic

Submitted by Don (United States), May 29, 2008 at 19:27

Khawai, please read and LEARN...

Democracy. Government by the people, (not their prophets or religious leaders) exercised by either directly or through elected representatives. 2 A Society with such a government. 3 The common people , are considered as the primary source of political power. (not prophets, preachers or imams) 4 Majority rule. 5 Principles of social equality and individual rights. - The American Hertiage College Dictionary. The parenthesis are mine.

My friend...the first four letters tell you everything about the word...in greek 'demos' means the people, In a democracy the people elect their leaders and the leaders are responsible to the people. Notice their is no mention of prophets, preachers, gods, or imams in the definition. In such a goverment religious leaders are just like everyone else...they are not a priviledged class, they no more or no less important...and they are not in control.

I would advice that when you use an english dictionary...that you should try NOT TO read just part of the definition for a word like 'democracy', and then edit it to say what they want it to say...leave out the parts of the definition you don't like, and then attempt to reinterpret the definition to fit your religious/political view. That is not how you use a dictionary and that is the ONLY way you could come up with Muhammed being a true democrat and Islam a champion of democracy. Sad, really sad.

In a true democracy...the people select the leader, the leaders do not select the leaders for the people. And by the way...you are not forced to leave or pay a special tax if you didn't vote for the winner or oppose his views about God. In a true democracy...EVERYONE is equal. Members of one religious group are not held to have more rights than people from another religion...men and women are equal...and the nation is governed by laws put together by a judicial system that is answererable to the people...not given by a so called prophet.

There is nothing democratic about radical Islam and the concepts found in the Sharia are anti-democratic. Please try to actually use commone sense and reason (and complete, correct definitions when possible) as a lense through which to see the world...not islam.


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