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Should We Accept Islamists?

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Submitted by Ilbert Phillips (United States), Jul 29, 2013 at 20:34

People confuse being placed in power democratically and exercising political power democratically. The most dramatic example of a failed democracy is Nazi Germany. Adolf Hitler was elected and then he turned on the people. Mohamed Morsi's year in office proved that he had no intention of ruling democratically. Just because one is elected democratically does not give him or her the power to rule as a tyrant. Both Hitler and Morsi demonstrated how to play the system and then exercise power like a tyrant.

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