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Submitted by prakash khatiwala (India), Feb 6, 2011 at 02:23

One of the traits of democracy is respecting minority rights andtolerance for dissent-both absent in any Islamic country and Egyptis no exception, that too in spite its proximity to Europe and a good degree ofexposure to foreign tourists. In Egypt any complaint by aCoptic Christian against a Moslem Egyptian/s are ignored by the state.Today same situation exists in Malaysia too, once an opensociety. Save for Turkey, none of them have secular constitution, butthe present regime in Turkey too is leaning towards Islamicfundamentalism. Any moderate tendency on the part of any individualautomatically attracts backlash. The recent slaying of Pakistanileader for his liberal views on the anti blasphemy law is theresult of communitys' inflexible and intolerant psyche. The tendencyamongst Moslems of blaming external factors for their problems iscommon but it will never dawn on them that moving with time is theonly solution for their well being. Along with Egypt, the rest of the world too is in for a rough weather, very rough weather

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