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Good news, Jim!

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Submitted by Jim (United States), Mar 17, 2010 at 15:18

Hello Baran,

I am cocksure that Islam and democracy are not compatible. If Erdogan has his way, then just like many other Muslim countries, Turkey too will become The Islamic Republic of Turkey. Then, like Pakistani democracy, the democracy that emerges will be with non-Muslims as lesser humans, living in fear. After all, the Koran has an open-ended call for the killing, subjugation etc. of non-Muslims. So yes, Muslim countries need a "strongman" to keep the order unlike real democracies where free thought and speech are allowed to exist. Show me a Muslim country that allows criticism of Muhammad.

And no, I'm not worried about a Christian or Hindu or Buddhist or Bahai or whatever country because these religions reformed (Buddhism did'nt need reform). But Islam cannot reform because you cannot hide the deeds of Muhammad. If Muhammad falls, Islam falls.

Regarding North Korea or Burma - the leaders or generals are in self-preservation mode and not out to convert, subjugate, do'nt call me names like infidel, unbeliever, dhimmi etc. nor blow up buildings, railway stations, hotels and buses. So while its bad for those living in the country, other countries are not threatened.

Ref "the Mullahs in Iran came to power as a direct result of the "Law of Unintended Consequences" - see Islam and democracy incompatible as above. The Shah was the Turkish generals and Erdogan is leading the way to the Mullahs. What to do, what to do..............

Yes, I know of the violence in the Bible, but the violence was'nt an open ended call to kill unbelievers and so is not a threat today. Christianity could reform because of Christ. For Islam, reformation is impossible due to Muhammad.

Holocaust - there are many bad ideologies, Hitler was a manifestation of one and its terrible consequences. Islam is another and so has to be confronted. After all, what is the root cause of Ahmadenijad's call to wipe Israel off the map? And would not "wiping" Israel be another Holocaust?


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