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Islam and democracy

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in response to reader comment: Re: religious frredom must be protected!

Submitted by skyhigh555 (Japan), Dec 28, 2009 at 22:59

First and foremost, I would like to emphasize that I hate Political Correctness. In fact, PC leads to the suppression of freedom of speech, which is why I am against PC.

Now, you should not forget that not all Islamites share a single political ideology. I repeat that Islamic terrorists must not be allowed to cause damage to other people. Yet the important fact is that there are far more Islamites who live peacefully. One should not associate Islam with terrorism just because there are a small number of fanatical terrorists who happen to be Islamites.

The fact is that Islam and democracy can co-exist. The best example of Islamic democracy can be found in Indonesia, where recent presidential election was carried out peacefully. Indonesian President SBY is for Islam as a religion, but is against Islamic terrorism. You may as well remember the fact that only a tiny fraction of Islamites promotes terrorism, and that Islam and democracy are compatible.

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